The Houston Area Women's Center
Avon Foundation for Women Grant Supports Our Hotlines
We’re so grateful to be selected as one of 25 recipients of a $20,000 hotline grant from the Avon Foundation for Women!
Our 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines serve as the entry point to access to all of our services and can be the first step for survivors in moving their lives forward free from violence.
With the help of supporters like the Avon Foundation, we’re able to keep those lines open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed by advocates who are trained to provide information about domestic and sexual violence, compassionate support, lethality assessments and safety planning. Read More
Back-to-School Project Donations Due Aug. 5 at our Puzzle Party!
It's a day of excitement and celebration when we receive the bulk of school supply and monetary donations for our Back-to-School Project.
To show our appreciation, the "Puzzle Party" will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at our 1010 Waugh building...please plan to stop by with your donations during that time to join the fun! All individual and team donors are encouraged to attend for light refreshments and get their picture taken in our Back-to-School Project photobooth!Read More
Support our agency by dining out at Tony Mandola's
Starting August 1, our friends and next-door neighbors at Tony Mandola's restaurant will offer a tasty deal to benefit our mission.
All month long, guests can dine for a cause by indulging in the extensive three-course lunch ($35) and four-course dinner ($45) charity menus. Proceeds will support our efforts to aid survivors of sexual and domestic violence and build community awareness and prevention.Read More
Back-to-School Drop-off Option: Service King!
Supporting our annual Back to School Project just got a lot easier, thanks to Service King Collision Repair Centers. When you drop off your donation at any Houston area Service King, their team will deliver the items to our Waugh building on August 5! See the complete list of supplies needed on our Back to School page and a list of 18 participating Service King locations here.
Texans Bill O'Brien Joins our Leadership Campaign
We're so excited to announce that Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien, and the Houston Texans Foundation, have signed on to our 2015 Leadership Campaign!
This annual fundraising initiative invites local leaders and their companies to say NO MORE to domestic and sexual violence in our community. Coach O'Brien and the Texans Foundation are supporting us at the $5,000 level, and we are so appreciative. Learn how you can join our 2015 Leadership Campaign here.
Read our July 15 Houston Chronicle Op-Ed
Have you seen our July 15 Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle? In it, we discuss how details surrounding the Bill Cosby rape allegations mirror common sexual assault patterns.You can read the digital version here.
Saying "Yes" To Jury Duty Can Help Our Mission!
Great news! If you're called for jury duty in a Harris County court, you now have the option to donate your jury fee to the Houston Area Women's Center. Just look for our name on their form.
The money we receive helps fund our programs like Children's Court Services, which provides resources and support to children who have to testify in court -- either as victims or witnesses of crime.
So, the next time you receive a jury summons, please consider saying "yes" AND to donating your fee to help survivors!
Night Court Returns with "LawyerMania! A Hard Day's Night"
Night Court is the original, all-lawyer, musical comedy production that raises money for law-related charities ... like ours!
This year's production, "LawyerMania: A Hard Day's Night," opens Wednesday, August 19 at the Hobby Center. Read More
Mark Your Calendar for Our 28th Annual Race Against Violence!
We're so excited to announce Saturday, March 5th, 2016 as the date for our 28th annual Race Against Violence! This is one of our biggest annual fundraising events, and proceeds help us offer all of our services to survivors for free.
A record-breaking 3000-plus people attended this year’s Race, and we’re expecting an even bigger, better #RAV2016. We’ll keep you posted on details. In the meantime, check out our RAV Facebook photo album to see why this is such a popular event for all involved. As always, while you’re on Facebook, please feel free to “Like” us while you’re there!
Guarantee Your Marathon Entry by Running for Team HAWC
Once again, we've been chosen as an official charity for this year's Houston Marathon, and we would love for you to sign up and be a part of our team! "Fundraising for Registration" (FFR) is part of Houston Marathon's Run for a Reason program, which gives runners an opportunity to fundraise for our mission and receive a guaranteed race entry.
*NOTE* THERE ARE ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT TO RUN FOR TEAM HAWC!