The Houston Area Women's Center

Meet our #TeamHawc #RunforaReason Racers!

Meet the amazing women of #TeamHAWC! Stephanie, Shoshuna, Sofia, Meghan, Laura and Amanda have chosen to support survivors as they #RunforaReason in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Half Marathon. Whether you wish to run, or you simply want to support our mission through this inspiring annual event, there's still time! For more information, email Linda Casey at LCasey@hawc.org or visit hawc.org/RFAR.

Thanks for helping us 'Build Brighter Futures'!

Our 2016 Back-to-School Project ended on a high note last week when our children and teen clients and their caregivers stopped by our Waugh building to load up on school supplies! What a reward it was to see the clients walk away with brand new backpacks and other essentials needed to get the school year off to a great start.

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Join #TeamHAWC and Run for a Reason!

Houston runners are lining up to support our mission at the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon! While entries for the half marathon are officially sold out, you can guarantee your registration by signing-up to be on our team.

Currently, there are only three half marathon spots left on #TeamHAWC... Read More

Summer Intern Spotlight: Alexia Griggs

This summer, we had the pleasure of working with interns from SER - Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. and Bank of America's Youth Summer Employment Initiative. Welcomed back to HAWC for her second summer internship, Alexia Griggs helped serve our mission by assisting in various agency roles from hotline to administration.

Griggs is a recent graduate of Foster High School and will attend Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama this fall, where she'll major in business entrepreneurship.

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Early violence prevention at inaugural Summer Youth Leadership program

In an effort to motivate teens to start early and lead the future of violence prevention, 12 Houston-area high school students participated in the agency's newly-created Summer Youth Leadership program. The teens completed 100 hours with our Violence Prevention and Community Education team, learning primary prevention and how the Women's Center works towards its mission, and creating their own violence prevention project for future use among their peers.

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