At Better Path Family Counseling, we are a deep-rooted trauma healing center. We are not able to take all cases that desire to become clients here. This means if you are currently in an abusive marriage, you can not heal in the same place that is making you sick. We would be the type of treatment clinic to reach out to once you have left the abusive marriage or domestic partnership and are ready and willing to begin the healing journey. We are providing this list of resources that could be of immediate assistance to you. 

Houston Area FAMILY VIOLENCE CRISIS CENTERS & SHELTERS

AVDA
(Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)
Downtown | Houston
Harris County
www.avda-tx.org
713-224-9911

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
South Houston | Pasadena
Harris County
www.thebridgeovertroubledwaters.org
713-472-0753

Bay Area Turning Point
Clear Lake | Webster
Harris County
www.bayareaturningpoint.org
281-286-2525

DAYA
Woodlake | Houston
Harris County
www.dayahouston.org
713-981-7645

HAWC
(Houston Area Women’s Center)
Montrose | Houston
Harris County
www.hawc.org
713-528-2121

Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center
IAH | Humble
Harris County
www.familytimeccc.org
281-446-2615

Ft. Bend County Women’s Center
Lamar Estates | Rosenberg
Ft. Bend County
www.fbwc.org
281-342-4357

Montgomery County Women’s Center
Woodlands | Spring
Montgomery County
www.mcwctx.org
936-441-7273

Montrose Center 
Montrose | Houston
Harris County
www.montrosecenter.org
713-529-0037

Norwest Assistance Ministries
Bammel | Houston
Harris County
www.namonline.org
281-583-5600

Resource & Crisis Center of
Galveston County
The Strand | Galveston Island
Galveston County
www.rccgc.org
888-919-7233

FAMILY & HOMELESS SHELTERS

Salvation Army Sally’s House
Downtown | Houston
Harris County
www.salvationarmyusa.org
713-224-9911

Salvation Army Family Residence
Midtown | Houston
Harris County
www.salvationarmyusa.org
713-650-6530

Star of Hope Mission
EaDo | Houston
Harris County
www.starofhope.org
713-222-2220

Mission of Yahweh
Northwest | Houston
Harris County
www.missionofyahweh.org
713-466-4785

COUNSELING

Catholic Charities
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.catholiccharities.org
713-526-4611

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.avda-tx.org
713-224-9911

Center for Counseling
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.npino.com
713-263-0829

Community Family Center
(Spanish)
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.communityfamilycenters.org
713-923-2316

Innovative Alternatives
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.innovativealternatives.org
713-222-2525

HOTLINES

National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.thehotline.org
800-799-7233

National AIDS Hotline
www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/hotlines.html
800-232-4636

Child Abuse Prevention Hotline
www.childhelp.org
800-422-4453

Child & Adult Protective Services Hotline (Texas)
www.dfps.state.tx.us/contact_us
800-252-5400

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) National Hotline
www.rainn.org
800-656-4673

Child & Adult Protective Services Hotline (Texas)
www.dfps.state.tx.us/contact_us
800-252-5400

Crisis Intervention of Houston Hotline
www.crisishotline.org
713-468-5463

Houston Teen Hotline
www.thethreadalliance.org
713-529-8336

POLICE

Pasadena P.D.
Pasadena, Texas
Harris County
www.pasadena.tx.gov
713-477-1221

La Porte P.D.
La Porte, Texas
Harris County
ci.la-porte.tx.us
281-471-2141

Deer Park P.D.
Deer Park, Texas
Harris County
ci.deer-park.tx.us
281-478-2000

South Houston P.D.
South Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.southhouston.tx.org
713-944-1910

Galena Park P.D.
Galena Park, Texas
Harris County
www.cityofgalenapark.tx.gov
713-675-3471

Houston P.D. Family Violence Unit
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.houstontx.gov
713-308-1100

Jacinto City P.D.
Jacinto City, Texas
Harris County
www.jacintocity-tx.gov
713-672-2455

Harris County S.O. Special Victims Division
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www2.harriscountytx.gov
713-274-9164

LEGAL

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.avda-tx.org
713-224-9911

Harris County District Attorney (Family Law Division)
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.app.dao.hctx.net
713-274-9370

Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.makejusticehappen.org
713-228-0735

Lone Star Legal Aid Foundation
Houston, Texas
Harris County
www.lonestarlegal.org
713-652-0077

Texas Advocacy Project
Austin, Texas
Travis County
www.texasadvocacyproject.org
800-374-HOPE