The Houston Area Women's Center

Don't Miss Night Court 2017!

Night Court is the original, all-lawyer, musical comedy production that raises money each year for law-related charities--including... Read More

Congratulations to TAASA's 2017 Excellence in Advocacy Award Winner, Sonia Corrales!

Congratulations to our Chief Program Officer Sonia Corrales for winning the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)'s 2017 Excellence in Advocacy award!


Congratulations To Spring 2017 HAWC Shero, Concepcion Miranda!



During the Houston Area Women's Center All Staff Retreat this past Friday, our very first HAWC Hero/Shero Award was presented to our Violence Prevention Educator for the Hispanic and Latino Community, Concepcion... Read More

Statement Regarding the House Passage of the American Health Care Act

The passage of the American Health Care Act in the House calls for clarity. Sexual assault and domestic violence are NOT pre-existing conditions. They are traumatic crimes and the victims of those crimes should not be further victimized by having to pay higher insurance premiums to access health care services. As the bill moves to the Senate, we urge our leaders to safeguard access to coverage to survivors of rape and domestic abuse.

A Message of Gratitude from President and CEO, Rebecca White

Thank you to everyone who made our 40th Anniversary Gala this past weekend a huge success! 

Thank You for Racing Against Violence

Thank you to all the walkers and runners who have laced up to Race Against Violence the past 29 years. 

Thank you Night Court!

Thank you Night Court for your continued support of survivors in 2016 in the amount of $32,500! 

Celebrating 40 Years Serving Survivors

Join us as we celebrate 40 years serving survivors!

Sign up for our 29th Annual Race Against Violence!

Register here for our 29th annual Race Against Violence,... Read More

You made Holiday Gift Express a Huge Success!

Your generous support brigthened the holidays for nearly 1,500 adults and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. 

Thank You for Supporting us This Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we would like to thank all the organizations throughout the community that supported us through volunteer events, fundraisers, and speaking... Read More

2016 Leadership Campaign Breaks a Record

Because of you, we surpassed last year's record-breaking Leadership Campaign total! We exceeded our target goal of $325,000 by over $50,000. This year's efforts raised more than $375,000 to provide shelter, counseling and support to individuals building lives free from the effects of violence. Our two-page ad in The Houston Chronicle sent a clear message calling for an end to domestic violence, and we are honored to have so many community leaders standing with us. A big thanks to our Campaign Co-Chairs, Tana Poole and Kathy Young, for making this year our most successful ever.

Houston Area Women's Center Receives City Proclamation

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City of Houston recently declared October 4th as Go Purple Day. Thank you Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen for our City Proclamation, and for your years of leadership and support. Cohen is seen here with our President and CEO, Rebecca White.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As we observe #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth , we honor the victims who have died at the hands of their abuser. In 2015, 158 women in Texas were murdered as a result of domestic violence. Here in Harris county, 34 women lost their lives, the highest number ever. At the Houston Area Women's Center, we advocate on behalf of survivors. Please join us in taking a stand against domestic violence. Thank you to Fox 26 for allowing us to talk about the services we provide, and how to receive help. Click on this short video to hear CEO Rebecca White talk about our life changing services.

Can we count on your support for our Leadership Campaign?

There's still time to join Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien and other community leaders in our 2016 Leadership Campaign. Click on this short video from former Board Chair Shawn Raymond, hear his personal endorsement, and learn why you too should commit. For more information, contact Chynna DeHoyos at

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 or visit

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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Allstate Foundation Financially Empowers Survivors

Financial barriers and economic dependence post big challenges for domestic violence survivors who want to leave their abusive relationships.

That's why we are so grateful to The Allstate Foundation for awarding us with a $25,000 grant to support and enhance our Career Development Program!

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