Houston Police Department

Family Violence Unit - Community Agencies


In 1998, the 66 state-funded family violence shelters provided a safe haven for 27,060 adults and children; assisted 33,755 adults and children with nonresidential services, such as counseling and legal advocacy; answered 136,008 hotline calls; and provided referrals and information to 11,035 batterers. Yet, 3,796 adults were denied shelter due to lack of space. (Texas Department of Human Services, 1998).

This is just a partial list of community agencies. For more information, contact the Family Violence Unit at 713-308-1100 for assistance in your area.


COUNSELING SERVICES AND SHELTER
AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)
Batterer's Intervention Prevention Program
713-224-9911
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Shelter
713-473-2801
Bering Support Network
Gay & Lesbian Counseling
713-526-1017
FamilyTime Foundation
Family & D/V Counseling/Shelters
281-446-2615
Family Service Center
Family Counseling
713-861-4849
Family Violence Unit
File Charges
713-308-1100
Houston Area Women’s Center
Shelter & Counseling
713-528-2121
website hawc.org
JASA House (Just a Sister Away)
Shelter
713-662-9981
La Rosa
Spanish Women's Support Group
713-699-3974
Montrose Counseling Center
Gay & Lesbian Counseling
713-529-0037
Northwest Assistance Ministries
Shelter & Counseling
713-885-4673
Salvation Army
Shelter
713-650-6530
Wellsprings
Transitional Residence Program
713-529-6559
United Way
(Information on Community Resources)
713-957-4357
 

LEGAL SERVICES AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Protective Orders, Divorce, Custody
713-224-9911
Catholic Charities
Immigration
713-228-5200
Gulf Coast Legal Foundation
Divorce and Custody
713-652-0077
Harris County Family Criminal Law Division
Protective Orders
713-755-5888
Harris County Victim/ Witness Program
Victim’s Compensation and Court Information
713-755-6655
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Protective Orders, Divorce, Custody, Immigration
713-228-0732
Texas Southern University
AIDS, Homeless, Family, Housing
713-313-7275
University of Houston Law Center
Family & Poverty Law Clinic
713-743-2094
YMCA International Service
Immigration
713-995-4005

STATEWIDE AGENCIES
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800 799-SAFE 7233 or 800 787-3224(TDD)

Office of the Attorney General-Crime Victim's Compensation Division
Applications and brochures with complete information may be obtained from hospitals, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, and the Crime Victims’ Compensation Division in the Office of the Attorney General.
800 983-9933 or 512 936-1200 (TDD)

Texas Council on Family Violence
Training and technical assistance, community education, legislative advocacy, heightening public awareness, providing resource files, a lending library, and operates the National Domestic Hotline. Check their website @ w.w.w.ndvh.org
512 794-1133
Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse
Toll free victim assistance resource and referral, crime victim rights brochure, victim impact statement information, workshops for law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, Governor’s Training Conference on Victim Assistance.
800 848-4284
The National Center for Victims of Crime
800-FYI-CALL, M-F 8:30 PM EST