Women's Center of Brazoria Co.

Services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

What is Sexual Assault?
 
Sexual assault is any forced, coerced, unwanted sexual contact perpetrated by strangers or non-strangers.

While there are specific legal definitions of rape and sexual assault in the Texas Penal Code, sexual violence is best understood as a broader continuum of unwanted non-mutual sexual activities that range from subtle to extremely violent.

Sexual assault can include, but is not limited to, rape, sexual threats and intimidation, incest, sexual assault by intimate partners, child sexual abuse, human sexual trafficking, sexual harassment, street harassment and other forms of unwelcome, coerced or non-consensual activity.

The terms sexual abuse are also often used to describe the wide range of activities that constitute sexual assault.

Sexual assault is any forced, coerced, unwanted sexual contact

perpetrated by strangers or non-strangers.

While there are specific legal definitions of rape and sexual assault in the

Texas Penal Code, sexual violence is best understood as a broader

continuum of unwanted non-mutual sexual activities that range from subtle

to extremely violent 1 . Sexual assault can include, but is not limited to, rape,

sexual threats and intimidation, incest, sexual assault by intimate partners,

child sexual abuse, human sexual trafficking, sexual harassment, street

harassment and other forms of unwelcome, coerced or non-consensual

activity. The terms sexual abuse are also often used to describe the wide

range of activities that constitute sexual assau
Sexual Assault Services for adult victims who have experienced stranger or non-stranger sexual violence  
  • Shelter Services for women and children only - Call 24 hour Crisis Hotline for access- 1-800-243-5788 (Hearing Impaired call TTY first at 1-888-239-9035)
  • Advocacy services walk-ins and by appointment at all offices see (contact list for locations and days) 
  • Rape Crisis Program for stranger and non-stranger victims (all offices) 
  • Sexual Assault Response Team facilitator- quarterly meetings (Kathi Perkins)
  • Sexual Assault Community Education and Training Speakers' Bureau (upon request by calling 979-849-9553) 
  • 24 Hour Toll-Free Crisis Hotline for adult victims of sexual assault (stranger and non-stranger sexual assault)1-800-243-5788 or 281-585-0902
  • On-Call hospital accompaniment 24hrs a day through crisis hotline for adult victims of sexual assault
  • Advocate Accompaniment to law enforcement, prosecutors' offices and court
  • Peer Support Counseling for adult victims of sexual violence
  • 24 hours Crisis Intervention Services and Information and Referral  (24 Crisis Hotline and walk-ins during office hours any location
  • Volunteer Opportunities (includes training and assignments)
  • Resale Shop- providing clothing for all victims through advocate referral
  • Crime Victim Compensation (notification & assistance in filing)

 


 

How to Contact Us

Administrative Office
715 N. Valderas, Angleton, 77515
979 849 9553 (M-F 8.30-4.30 pm)

Shelters- 24hr Crisis Hotlines
1 800 243 5788
1 281 585 0902

For interpreters call 1 800 528 5888

Morning Glory Resale Shop
1100A East Mulberry, Angleton, 77515
979 848 1445

Alvin Office - Kathi Perkins
629 Sunset, Alvin, 77511
281 585 0904 (M,W,F)

Angleton Office - Kathryn Jones, 
715 N. Valderas, Angleton, 77515
979 849 9553 (M-F)

Freeport Office - Veronica Molina-Jones
200 W. 2nd St. 2nd floor, suite 220, Freeport, 77541
979 233 7174 (T, Th)

West Columbia Office - Veronica Molina-Jones
510 E. Brazos, West Columbia, 77486
979 345 5014 (W 8.30-Noon)

Need any other information? Call us at our Admin Office.

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