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Local Resources in Harris County For Victims of Domestic Violence Amid COVID-19

May 19, 2020 | Statistics & Information

domestic violence information and resources during covid-19

Everyone is under stress during a pandemic but for victims of domestic violence, it can be a living nightmare. In March, the Houston county sheriffs department responded to 1,558 reports of domestic violence. According to law enforcement officials, reports of aggravated assault increased by 158% between February and March in Harris County.

Due to a recent spike in domestic violence cases throughout Houston, many local organizations have teamed up to provide victims fo domestic violence support and resources during these trying times. On this page, you will find updates, information, and resources for victims of domestic violence in Houston. 

Houston Police Department & Houston Family Violence Unit

The goal of the Houston Police Department and Houston Family Violence Unit is to investigate cases that occur within the Houston city limits. The Houston Family Violence Unit takes a threefold approach: train the police officers, educate the public, and investigate domestic abuse crimes.

Family Violence Units – Main Line (713) 308-1100

https://www.houstontx.gov/police/fvu/resources.htm

Houston Women’s Crisis Center

Since 1977, the Houston Area Women’s Center has provided survivors with immediate access to medical attention, access to safety, and shelter. Their Survivor Empowerment services help survivors live economically independent and self-determined lives. Their services include counseling, a 24-hour hotline, and assistance for child victims of crime and/or witnesses.

https://hawc.org/

Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

The Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council works with local law enforcement agencies and organizations to offer support for victims of domestic violence in Houston.

https://www.hcdvcc.org/

Family Time Crisis Counseling Center

The Houston Area Women’s Center helps individuals affected by sexual violence and domestic abuse. FamilyTime’s mission is to provide services and programs to the community, promote safety, and support the prevention of domestic violence. 

https://familytimeccc.org/

Harris County Justice Applications

https://justiceapps.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/Links–Contacts.aspx

Harris County District Clerk’s Office for public information about cases.

  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office for information about inmates, warrants, reports, background checks, etc.
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office for Victim/Witness Information
  • Offense/Incident Inquiry

Harris County Housing and Community Resources Center 

Information on shelter and immediate housing options for victims of family and domestic violence or sexual abuse.

https://housingandcommunityresources.net/emergency-assistance/domestic-abuse/

Texas Public Sex Offender Website

https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffenderRegistry

Domestic Violence Hotline

The goal of the National Domestic Violence is to help

https://www.thehotline.org/help/ 

 (713) 528-2121

TDD Line: 713-528-3625

Toll-Free: 1-800-256-0551

Sexual Assault Hotline: 

(713) 528-RAPE (7273)

TDD Line: 713-528-3691

Toll Free: 1-800-256-0661

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