The Houston Area Women's Center

Waugh Building Closed Thurs., 11/26 - Sat., 11/28

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, our 1010 Waugh building will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Saturday, November 28. Normal business hours will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday.

Both of our 24-hour hotlines will continue operating uninterrupted throughout that time.

Have a warm and Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate Generosity on #GivingTuesday - Dec. 1

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, we have #GivingTuesday -- an international day dedicated to philanthropy!

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, communities, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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Women of Wine 'WOW' again with huge donation!

Once again, Women of Wine Charities has WOW'd us with their generosity and commitment to our mission. On November 18, during their annual membership meeting at the Houston Area Women's Center, WOW Charities President Denise Ehrlich presented us with a $115,000 check, topping last year's jaw-dropping donation of $100,000. Read More

#ProBonoWeek legal clinic offers free assistance to survivors

On Monday, October 26, in conjunction with National Pro Bono Week, the Houston Bar Association and Houston Volunteer Lawyers hosted a General Counsel Breakfast at the Houston Area Women's Center, followed by sessions of free legal advice for Women’s Center clients.

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2015 Leadership Campaign record-breaking success!

With Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien and the Houston Texans Foundation leading the way, our 2015 Leadership Campaign had a fantastic kick-off and an even better, record-breaking, ending.

More than 180 of Houston's leading corporations and philanthropists stood with the Houston Area Women's Center in calling for an end to domestic violence in our community. Together, they raised close to $300,000 - making it the most successful Leadership Campaign ever!

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Sue L. Nguyen family brings shade to our toddler playground

On October 21, the family of the late Sue L. Nguyen paid a visit to our shelter to see the new, all-weather cover on our toddler playground, generously donated in the memory of Sue, who was a beloved and dedicated HISD guidance counselor for many years. You might also remember when we debuted our Children's Enrichment Center, with much-needed improvements, in 2012. That, too, was made possible by the kindness and generosity of Sue and her family. We are grateful to Sue's family for always being so gracious and supportive. They care very much about our mission and survivors.

Lady Texans offer pampering and play for shelter residents!

We were already big fans of the Houston Texans and, now, we're cheering for the Lady Texans too! As part of their #TexansCare initiative, these wives and significant others of players and coaches stopped by our shelter on October 21 to deliver self-care kits to our adult shelter residents. Houston Texans staff and volunteers also hosted a Play 60 Camp for the kids! Encouraging our adult clients to take care of themselves - and the kids to just be kids - goes a long way in the healing process. It was a great day - and a great way - to see how much #TexansCare.

Report reveals 132 women killed by intimate partners in 2014

On Friday, October 16, at Houston Police Department headquarters in downtown Houston, the Texas Council on Family Violence released its report on the number of women killed by their intimate partners across the state in 2014. Representatives from a number of local agencies and service providers attended the conference, including President and CEO of the Houston Area Women’s Center, Rebecca White. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Houston District Attorney Devon Anderson also participated.

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Race Against Violence registration open!

We're one step closer to another successful Race Against Violence!

The website for our March 5, 2016 5k run/walk fundraiser is now active. If you'd like to register, volunteer, sponsor or support #RAV2016, just visit to get involved. We're so exited, and we appreciate your support!

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