Women's Center of Brazoria Co.

Services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

What is Domestic Violence?

The United States Department of Justice defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.  Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

Scope of the Problem

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States.

  • 1 in 3 women have experienced [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime

  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime

  • According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 85% of victim/survivors are women and 15% of victim/survivors are men

Domestic Violence Services

  • Shelter Services for women and children only Call Hotline for access- 1-800-243-5788
  • Advocacy services walk-ins and by appointment at all offices (Adult victims of domestic violence)
  • Domestic Violence Community Education and training speakers' bureau (upon request call 979-849-9553 for more information) 
  • 24 Hour Toll-Free Crisis Hotline for adult victims of domestic violence 1-800-243-5788 or 281-585-0902
  • On-Call hospital accompaniment 24hrs a day through crisis hotline 
  • Advocate Accompaniment to law enforcement, prosecutors' offices and court
  • Advocacy for victims of domestic violence through hot-line or any office
  • Peer Support Counseling for adult victims of domestic
  • 24 hours Crisis Intervention Services and Information and Referral  (Hotline and walk-ins during regular office hours any location for victims of domestic violence)
  • Volunteer Opportunities (includes training and assignments)
  • Resale Shop- providing clothing for all victims who we serve
  • Supervised Visitation Program (court ordered on 1st,3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month)
  • Crime Victim Compensation (notification & assistance in filing)
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Classes (see programs page for more info)
  • Parenting Classes and Workshops (see programs page for more info)