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Domestic Violence Services

HBA Domestic Violence Services

Hotlines – 24 hours a day
Houston Area Women’s Center
713-528-2121
800-256-0551

TTY
713-528-3625

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE(7233)

Shelter Services for Women & Children
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
(Pasadena) 713-473-2801
Provides residential shelter in a family atmosphere for women and children in crisis. Services include counseling and education.

Montgomery County Women’s Center
281-292-4338
(Woodlands) 936-441-7273
Provides crisis intervention, counseling, shelter, accompaniment and legal advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Bay Area Turning Point
(Webster) 281-286-2525
Emergency shelter for battered women and children.

Family Time Foundation
(Humble) 713-446-2615
Safe shelter for battered women and children (boys up to age 14). Counseling and referrals provided to shelter residents.

Fort Bend Women’s Center
(Richmond) 713-342-4357
Safe shelter for battered women and children (under 18 years of age). Counseling and referrals provided to shelter residents.

Galveston Resource and Crisis Center
409-763-1441
Safe shelter for battered women and children (under 18 years of age). Counseling and referrals provided to shelter residents.

New Horizon Family Center
(Baytown) 713-422-2292
Safe shelter for battered women and children (under 18 years of age). Counseling and referrals provided to shelter residents.

Women’s Center of Brazoria County
(Angleton) 800-243-5788
or 979-849-9553
Safe shelter for battered women and children (under 18 years of age). Counseling and referrals provided to shelter residents.

Matagorda County Women’s Crisis Center
(Bay City) 1-800-451-9235
SAAFE House
(Huntsville) 936-291-3369

Non-Residential Programs for Victims of Abuse
Legal Assistance – HPD/Family Violence Unit
713-308-1100
Provides services for all domestic violence incidents that take place within the city limits. Will file charges and take statements in cases of domestic violence and provides short-term crisis counseling and referral. Women should be prepared to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours at unit. Witnesses can make statements in person or they can write a statement and have it notarized for the survivor to take with them.

Harris County Constable’s Office
281-376-3472
Provides services for all domestic violence incidents that take place within the Constable’s jurisdiction. Victim’s assistance office will investigate all complaints of domestic violence and assist survivors with filing charges.

Harris County Sheriff’s Family Violence Unit
713-967-5743
Provides services for all domestic violence incidents that take place within the Sheriff’s jurisdiction. Victim’s assistance office will investigate all complaints of domestic violence and assist survivors with filing charges.

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
713-224-9911
The Legal Advocacy Project provides, information about the legal system, and referrals to resources for any survivor of domestic violence. Also provides legal representation in family law matters to low-income survivors of domestic violence who reside in Harris County. Individuals accepted for legal representation are responsible for paying Harris County filing fees and court costs.

Harris County DA’s Office – Family Criminal Law Division
713-755-5888
Prosecutes all forms of domestic violence and Title 6 Family Crimes (i.e., bigamy, criminal nonsupport, interference with child custody, etc.), files applications for Protective Orders, and provides crisis intervention counseling for victims of domestic violence.

Legal Assistance for Immigrant Battered Women:
Petitioning for U.S. residency under the Violence Against Women Act. Battered women who are non-residents, but married to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents can now petition the courts to obtain residency without their spouse’s assistance.

Catholic Charities Texas Center:

  • Immigrant Legal Assistance:
  • 713-526-4611
  • Immigration Issues:
  • 713-874-6570

YMCA International Services
713-339-9015
Assists battered immigrant women who are interested in applying for residency. Provides services for victims of human trafficking.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
713-228-0732
Provides pro bono civil legal services, including family law, for low-income residents of Harris County who meet eligibility requirements.

LegalLine
713-759-1133
Volunteer attorneys answer legal questions over the telephone from 5-9 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Spanish speaking attorneys answer questions from 6-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, while Vietnamese-speaking attorneys answer questions from 5-7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month.

The following information will make accessing services easier for the survivor:
All resources provided to survivors of domestic violence are designed to ensure client safety and confidentiality. Providers will not verify the whereabouts of a client.

Shelter placements require the survivor to call the shelters directly and speak with the staff person about availability. Talking with the shelter does not guarantee client placement but no one will be left in an unsafe setting.

Resources are also limited and services may be dependent on zip code, county or accessibility. Please ask questions about days and times of operation, any restriction to services and the name of the person to contact.

If you need more information contact the Houston Area Women’s Center at 713-528-2121 or visit our Web site at www.hawc.org.

Resource information provided by the Houston Area Women’s Center.

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