Domestic Violence and Victim Services
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
http://www.avda-tx.org/ 713-224-9911, 1001 Texas Ave. Suite 600, Houston 77002
Staff and trained volunteers advise victims of domestic violence on their legal rights and alternatives. Attorney on staff can provide legal representation to those who meet low-income guidelines in family law. NO FEE except court cost which may be waived under certain circumstances. Emphasis on divorce and protective orders. Serves all of Harris County. Representation in English & Spanish
Bay Area Turning Point
http://www.bayareaturningpoint.org/ Admin: 281-338-7600, Admin. PO Box 890929, Houston 77289 281-338-7600, Resale shop at18207 Egret Bay Blvd, Houston 77058 281-338-7600 24 hr. Hotline: 281-286-2525
Provides shelter and services to homeless and abused women and their children. Victim assistance for those experiencing family violence and sexual assault. Coed family violence groups. Support groups. No fee.
www.northchannelcoalition.org 281-457-6775, PO Box 447, Channelview, 77530
Shelter for abused women and children. 24-hour crisis service. Developed by North Channel Ministries.
BIPP (formerly the Pivot Project)
www.avda-tx.org 713-224-9911, 1001 Texas Ave. Suite 600, Houston 77002, Mon-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm.
A program of Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence, this project helps men and women develop practical techniques to stop the cycle of violence. Treatment for abusive men & women. Sliding scale fee. Assistance in procuring physical safety, counseling, support, and information on legal rights for abuse victims. Crisis intervention for rape, suicide, and domestic violence. For the shelter call the hotline number.
Brazoria County Women’s Center Hotline: 281-585-0902 Hotline: 800-243-5788, Main office: PO Box 476, Angleton 77516 979-849-9553 , Freeport 979-233-7174 (Bilingual office), Brazosport 979-233-7174 (Bilingual office), Pearland 281-485-0934, West Columbia 979-345-5014 , Alvin 281-585-0904
www.tbotw.org Hotline: 713-473-2801, 3811 Allen-Genoa Rd, Pasadena 77504 Admin: 713-472-0753
Residential (3 week) emergency shelter for 75 women and children who are battered or homeless. One year transitional program (Destiny Village). Both programs have daycare centers. Counseling provided. Community education speakers available. Rape crisis counseling and accompaniment. Sexual abuse groups. Legal assistance. Survivors of family violence support group.
Casa Juan Diego
Shelter and help for undocumented Hispanic battered women and children. Food and clothing distribution every other Tues, 6:30-8:30am. Provides assistance to pregnant undocumented women. Call for further information.
Children’s Court Services-Houston Women’s Center
http://www.hawc.org 713-528-6798 Rape Crisis: 713-528-7273, 1010 Waugh, Houston 77019 Domestic Violence Hotline: 713-528-2121
Victim assistance program for children who are crime victims or witnesses to crimes, and their non-offending parents/guardians. Services include: legal explanations, updates on status of court case, referrals, court orientation for children, accompaniment to DA’s office and court. Bilingual staff. No fee.
Educational seminars, counseling, peer support, advocacy and referrals for South-Asian families. Legal advocacy and financial support.
www.familytimeccc.org Helpline: 281-446-2615
Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, 101 Main Street, Humble 77338
Shelter for battered women and their children. Free support groups for adult female victims of family violence, sexual assault, incest, and rape. Counseling on sliding scale. Bilingual counseling program for victims of domestic violence and their children. General parenting course and anger management. No fee for services to crime victims.
Family Violence Center (NAM)
http://www.namonline.org/ 281-885-4673, 15555 Kuykendahl, Houston 77090 Admin: 281-885-4555/888-750-4673
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) provides child therapy (ages 3-10), emergency transportation, medical referrals and legal services, legal and peer advocacy. Helpline, information and referral. Accompaniment through legal system. Domestic violence classes Th. 6-7:30pm (English). Requires registration. Transportation and limited financial assistance. Provides non-residential outreach services to victims of domestic abuse and their children.
Group counseling for families and children. Youth education services for surrounding school districts. Play and art therapy available to children. SPCA will keep pets free of charge while at-risk families seek safe refuge. Intake M-F, 8am-5pm, some weekends/evenings. No fee.
Ft. Bend Woman’s Center
www.fortbendwomenscenter.org Hotline: 281-342-4357, P. O. Box 183, Richmond, Texas 77406 Counseling Center & Admin: 281-344-5750
90-day transitional shelter for women and children. Teenage sons of victims can be sheltered with their mother. Counseling for battered women, sexual assault survivors, and victims of incest. Group counseling for children of residents. Computer classes, daycare, self-esteem groups. GED classes, ESL classes, parenting classes.
Give Back A Smile
Dental repairs to victims of domestic violence. Call to receive an application. No fee.
Harris County District Attorney’s Office – Family Criminal Law Division
713-755-5888, 1201 Franklin, Suite 2160, Houston 77002 (2nd Floor)
Screens files, obtains protective orders, and prosecutes cases of family violence. Interview hours are Mon-Fri 8am-3pm. Intake for bigamy, interference with child custody, harboring a runaway, and criminal nonsupport. First come, first serve basis.
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office: Victim Services & Domestic Violence
http://www.cd4.hctx.net/ 281-401-6319, 330 Meadowfern (2nd floor) Houston, 77067 Dispatch: 281-376-3472
Crisis intervention and advocacy to victims of crime, including sexual assault, child abuse, and family violence. Information on dating violence and child abuse recognition. Speakers bureau and brochures available. Assistance in accessing Crime Victims Compensation Funds through the Texas Attorney General.
Harris County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch
713-221-6000, 601 Lockwood Houston 77011 Domestic & Sexual Assault Open Cases (Adults): 713-967-5743, Crimes Against Children Unit (2525 Dunstan, Houston 77005): 713-830-3250 (ages 16 and younger)
Criminal investigations into domestic violence and sexual abuse of adults.
Harris County Victims Assistance Unit
713-967-5800, 601 Lockwood, Houston 77011
Provides information on criminal justice support, crime victims’ rights and referral to social service providers. Assist in crime victims’ compensation.
Houston Area Women’s Center Helpline/Shelter Screening
http://www.hawc.org/ 713-528-2121, 1010 Waugh, 77019 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat. 8:30am-5:30pm Main Number: 713-528-6798, Community Education 713-528-6798 x2263 Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis: 713-528-7273
Shelter and counseling services for domestic & sexual violence survivors and their children. 125 beds. Can provide clothing. Counseling for nonresidents also. “Safe Harbor Project” will use hotels and motels as safe places when residence is full. Full case management services to all clients. Assist survivors of sexual assault and rape (adults & adolescents). Support for parents of teens in violent relationships. Also see child abuse; rape. Free walk-in counseling every Tuesday 1:30-6:00pm.
Houston Police Department Family Violence Unit
713-308-1100, 1200 Travis Suite 1101, Houston 77002
Arrests abusers and assists victims in obtaining services and filing charges. Informs women of legal rights and provides list of agencies. Interviewing hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Westside: 3203 S. Dairy Ashford, 77082 281-584-4900
North: 9455 W. Montgomery, 77088 281-405-6460
South: 8300 Mykawa, 77048 713-731-5960
Katy Christian Ministries Crisis Center
http://www.ktcm.org/ Domestic Hotline: 281-391-4357, Administration: 5011 E. 5th St., Katy 77493 Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention: 281-693-7273, Main Number: 281-391-5261
Crisis line, crisis intervention, safety/escape planning, referrals to emergency shelter, accompaniment and advocacy. Information and referral for individual and group counseling, assistance in obtaining basic needs and protective orders. Bilingual. Support groups.
Legacy Community Health Services (Formerly Montrose Clinic)
http://www.legacycommunityhealth.org/ 713-830-3000, 1415 California St, Houston 77006 TDD: 713-830-3072
Provides counseling services and other assistance for victims of hate crimes. Services offered in English, Spanish or French.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Federally funded, staffed by the Texas Council on Family Violence. Immediate phone counseling and referral. Spanish speakers. For other languages AT&T language interpreters are used. (Video phone for deaf and hard of hearing 855-812-1001, M-F 9a-5p PST); TTY (24 hr) 800-787-3224
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
www.loveisrespect.org 866-331-9474, TTY: 866-331-8453, Text “love is” to 77054.
24 hours / Teen services. Online chat and text message services available.
New Horizon Family Center
http://newhorizonfamilycenter.org Main: 281-424-3300, P. O. Box 1428, Baytown 77522 Hotline: 1-800-824-4807 or 281-422-2292
Baytown Emergency shelter and counseling for battered women and men, victims of sexual assault, and their children. Capacity 50. Provides counseling for sexual assault & family violence. Legal advocacy.
North Channel Coalition/Betty’s Haven Project
http://www.northchannelcoalition.org 281-457-6775, P.O. Box 447, Channelview 77530
Emergency shelter for battered and abused women and children. Resource information for transitional living. Job location. Counseling services available. No child care.
The Women’s Home
http://www.thewomenshome.org/ 713-521-3150, 607 Westheimer, Houston 77006
26-bed long term residential rehabilitation program for single women, ages 22-60. Provides housing, job training, psychiatric services, psychotherapy, and spiritual development. Requires 90-day sobriety prior to admission. No attempts to self-harm within 90 days prior to admission.
http://www.wellspringsvillage.org/ 713-529-6559, PO Box 311017, Houston 77231
A house for 8 homeless women primarily 18-65, who are in need due to abuse, divorce, domestic abuse, job loss, or recovering from substance abuse—90 days sobriety, 60-90 days if on medication. Education planning offered. Individual and group counseling offered through contracts. Transitional housing.
Women’s Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County
www.rccgc.org Hotline: 888-919-7233, 424 23rd St, Galveston 77550, Local Hotline: 409-765-1520
Help for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Services include shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy. Connected with the League City and Texas City Thrift Shop at 124 Gulf Freeway, as well as others. Support groups, legal assistance with protective orders and divorce. Provides services to men, women, and child victims. Help with food, transportation, and referrals to community resources. Serves Galveston County only.
http://www.missionofyahweh.org/ 713-466-4785, 10247 Algiers, Houston 77041 Case manager: 713-983-0883
Temporary shelter for 100 women and children. (Boys must be 8 or younger, girls must be 12 or younger). Residential care for pregnant women (not past 4th month). No mental health patients.