The Women's Center was established in 1982 by a group of concerned citizens to provide services to domestic violence victims. The group of concerned citizens included Johnny Suggs, Dr. Larry Jablecki, Marie Alvarez Calderon, Elva David, John Boehnke, Vicki Kirby, Mary Ruth Rhodenbaugh, and others.* Their efforts gave us a shelter, an Angleton office, a resale shop, and a volunteer program which has been a life-saver over the years. The resale shop and the office were in the same house, so men came in regularly looking for their wives or girlfriends, thinking we had them hidden under some piles of used clothing. Our auditor, Harry Koester, also remembers that we had some of our important financial papers stored in a bathtub.