The Houston Area Women's Center


July, 2012
In This Issue
Four Songs
Back to School Project
CEO Chat
Get Involved
Young Leaders Event
Teen Effect Workshop
Upcoming Events
Join the Conversation
Four Songs in the Key of Love

 Backstage Sneak Peek!

The Houston Area Women's Center is gearing up for our one night performance of Four Songs in the Key of Love at the Wortham Theater! We invite you to join us on August 4, 2012 for an engaging drama written exclusively for the Center that addresses breast cancer, sexual assault, domestic violence and AIDS. You will not want to miss this touching musical journey of faith, love and survival. Come out and join us on Saturday at 7:30pm in celebrating the true beauty and meaning of womanhood.
For a sneak peek at what's been going on behind the scenes, click here. For tickets or additional information click here.  


Back to School Project


The Back to School
Project kicked off last month with its annual luncheon! Corporate partners got a chance to mingle, eat great lunch and hear amazing stories. Check out the photos! You can still get involved! August 17th and 18th,we will be distributing new backpacks and school supplies to the children receiving services. These are children who have experienced sexual abuse and exploitation, domestic violence and/or were witnesses to such crimes. These children have been through some difficult times. We want to help them feel good about themselves by sending them back to school with new backpacks and appropriate supplies, just like all the other kids. School supplies of all great levels are welcomed. Check out the supply list.


For information about donations, contact Pam Hobbs at 713-528-6798, ext. 2255 or

To volunteer, contact Gwyndlen Holt at 713-528-6798, ext. 2298 or

 CEO Chat with Rebecca White


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1. The Back to School Project is in full swing, what does this project mean to the children and parents who are able to benefit from it?


2. What do you think about the recent passage of the City ordinance that requires visitors to strip clubs to pay $5 that will go to help pay for the analysis of rape kits?


3. What do you think are important lessons we can take from high profile cases like the Sandusky child abuse case?


4. Next year the Race Against Violence will celebrate its 25th anniversary, how is the agency gearing up for the Race? Are you planning on doing something different for the anniversary?


5. You recently took a trip with your daughter to Guatemala, how was your experience?




What the Back to School Project Means for One Boy


Four-year-old Jackson was a shy and quiet little boy. For two years, while his mother went to work, her boyfriend was Jackson's primary caretaker. The first incident of physical abuse occurred when Jackson was being potty trained. The abuse escalated from being hit with a hand to being hit with a belt. It happened nearly every day. The final act of abuse that Jackson endured was having his hands placed on the burners of the stove because he had picked up some food with his fingers. Fortunately, his grandmother showed up unexpectedly. She put a stop to the abuse and rushed Jackson to the hospital. A police report was made and charges were filed against Jackson's mother and her boyfriend. Jackson and his grandmother were referred to Children's Court Services for support and information. Read more


Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash!


The Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Celebration was a huge success! More than 180 people came to the Saint Arnold Brewing Company and helped us raise a lot of money to help end domestic and sexual violence. The eventful night was action-packed with great company, open taps, a silent auction, appetizing food and raffle prizes. Thank you to all that came out to support us, we really appreciate it! To view photos from the event please visit our Facebook Fanpage.




The Teen Effect Workshop


The Dynamics of Teen Dating

Come join the Houston Area Women's Center Trainers on July 21 from 8:30am-4pm to learn more about teen dating violence, how to prevent it and how to help others. This training is designed for both adults and youth and divided into two separate workshops: specifically for each age group.


The goal of this training is to raise individual awareness about teen dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse. By working together we can highlight teen dating violence as a major issue in our communities and reinforce the need for prevention efforts!


To register please click the links below or download our registration forms:


Teen Effect Youth

Teen Effect Adult

Adult Form
Youth Form

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