Houston Area Women’s Center helps survivors transform their lives. Here is how you can support them.

The logo for the Houston Area Women's Center, as collected on March 3, 2022. (HAW, HAWC)

HOUSTON – At KPRC 2, we’re proud to showcase those making a difference in the Houston area. Each month in 2022, we’re partnering with Energy Transfer to showcase a different nonprofit organization offering Houstonians a helping hand.

This month, we are featuring the Houston Area’s Women’s Center, an organization that describes itself as a place that serves thousands of women, children and families each year escaping domestic violence, sexual assault or sex trafficking.

Its website notes, “We help survivors transform their lives, free from violence. Because of their courage, we are convinced that this crisis can and must be stopped.”

The Houston Area Women’s Center supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking. It provides immediate access to 24/7 crisis intervention services, ongoing trauma-informed support programs and violence prevention initiatives to survivors, their support networks and communities.

Since its inception in 1977, the organization has empowered and saved hundreds of thousands of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. It achieves its mission by providing housing, counseling, legal advocacy, children’s services, career development, and financial empowerment.

Houston Area Women’s Center is always seeking volunteers who understand their vital role in helping to fulfill the mission of one day ending domestic and sexual violence. Many of their volunteer opportunities take place in smaller groups or virtually as a precaution of COVID-19. Family, co-workers, or social groups can sign up for the next volunteer orientation here: New Volunteer Orientation.

If you can’t make it to a volunteer shift, there’s still plenty you can do to help. You can donate money to the organization here, help their urgent and ongoing needs list, or make kits that directly impact survivors by helping with their self-care and basic essential needs. Kits can be dropped off Monday-Friday at our 1010 Waugh Drive location. For more information, please click here.

Do you know a nonprofit, charity group or organization making our city a better place to call home? Tell us about it in the comments section below.