Shelter and Counseling


Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) – AVDA is a local non-profit organization that works to end violence in families. AVDA is a nonresidential domestic violence center that serves victims (legal advocacy & legal representation) and perpetrators (battering intervention) of domestic violence while educating the community about domestic violence issues.

AVDA offers an 18-week battering intervention and prevention program for men who are abusive and controlling in their intimate relationships.  It is the only program in the greater Houston area that both meets the Texas Battering Intervention and Prevention Program Guidelines and is monitored by the Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Groups are available in English and Spanish and offered at various times and locations.  The program operates on a sliding scale.  They can be reached at 713-224-9911

Asians Against Domestic Abuse – AADA is a non-profit organization helping victims of Domestic Abuse in the Asian American communities. It provides confidential support in different Asian languages; safety planning; culturally sensitive legal referrals; translation; court accompaniment; and assistance with the social service system. . They can be reached 713-339-8300

Bay Area Turning Point (Webster)  – Bay Area Turning Point’s services include emergency/transitional shelter, childcare, non-residential support groups, 24-hour hotline, aftercare, therapy, 24-hour accompaniments to hospitals or police departments, legal advocacy, employment counseling and assistance, and community They can be reached at 281-286-2525

Bridge over Troubled Waters (Pasadena) – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters serves domestic and sexual violence victims/survivors. Services are offered 24 hours a day and include a 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, victim advocacy, court/hospital accompaniment, support groups, and community education.  They can be reached at  713- 473-2801

Daya (Houston) – Daya aims to promote healthy and harmonious family relationships in the South-Asian community by increasing awareness and providing peer support, information and referrals to women and children who are in crisis yet attempting to effect positive changes in their lives. Daya has a 24-hour voice mail system and education and prevention programs.  .They can be reached at  713-914-1333

Houston Area Women’s Center  – The Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC) provides services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Services include hotline, shelter, counseling and legal advocacy. HAWC provides education and professional training to the community.   They can be reached at 713-528-2121

Family Time (Humble) – Family Time has a 24-hour crisis hotline. They offer free counseling for victims of domestic violence, provide shelter for battered women, and hold support groups. Family Time also has an information referral line, case managers, and a legal advocate. They can be reached at 281–446-2615

Ft Bend County Women’s Center (Richmond) – Fort Bend County Women’s Center offers emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. The Center also offers crisis intervention, counseling, and support services. They provide education and outreach. They can be reached 281-342-4357

Katy Christian Ministries Domestic Abuse Center (Katy) – The Domestic Abuse Center is a non-residential service provider for victims of domestic and sexual assault. It helps clients obtain protective orders, establish safety plans, and provides referrals for emergency shelter placements.  Advocates help qualified victims file for Crime Victim’s Compensation. They can be reached 281-391-4504

La Rosa (Houston)  –La Rosa provides the following services: Adult Support Groups, Emergency Crisis Intervention, Individual Counseling, Family Therapy, Teen Support Group, and Information and Referrals. They can be reached  713-699-3974

Montgomery County Women’s Center (Conroe) – The Montgomery County Women’s Center offers shelter, counseling, legal services, advocacy services, and a thrift store for victims of family violence and sexual assault. Eligible clients may also apply for scholarships annually. .They can be reached 281-367-8003

New Horizon Family Center (Baytown) – New Horizon Family Center provides counseling, assistance, and emergency shelter to victims of family violence and sexual assault. The Center has 24-hour crisis intervention, and information and referral services, as well as, accompaniment and advocacy to assist victims. They can be reached 281-422-2292

Northwest Assistant Ministries –The Family Violence Center at Northwest Assistance Ministries is dedicated to assisting victims of domestic abuse by providing crisis intervention services in addition to long-term support services. Services are provided in both English and Spanish. The toll free number is 1-888-750-4673.  They can be reached at 281-885-4673

Prevent International Parental Child Abduction (PIPCA) – PIPCA was formed to increase awareness of the tragedy of international abduction and of preventive measures that can be ordered by a Court when a child is at risk of abduction. Threatening to take children away is abuse, as illustrated on the Wheel of Power and Control.

VIVA Clinic (Houston) –  The VIVA Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of Ben Taub General Hospital, open on Thursdays from 1 to 4 pm. Primary care, mental health, and advocacy services are available. Any survivor is eligible to visit the clinic to speak with a domestic violence advocate. Access to medical care if indicated can be facilitated. They can be reached 713-873-4980

Women’s Resource & Crisis Center (Galveston) – The Women’s Resource and Crisis Center provides emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, clothing vouchers, and support groups for battered or sexual assault victims. The Center can write Protective Orders. It also has follow-up services and non-resident support groups.  They can be reached 409-765-7233


This website provides a list of all the shelters and non-resident programs in Texas.