“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Community Education

Educating and Inspiring the Community

HCWC offers community education and informational presentations on issues related to family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, child abuse, HCWC services, ways to get involved and more.

Set Up a Presentation

Presentations can be tailored to your needs. We travel throughout Hays and Caldwell Counties to promote awareness and prevention education. Learn More

Volunteer Opportunities

** This service has been drastically modified in order to maintain our priority of safety for our clients, our staff, and our community. For more information, please call 512-396-4357 (HELP). **

Volunteers are essential to the work of the HCWC and fill a number of essential roles. We welcome compassionate, caring individuals and groups who want to make a difference in the struggle against family violence dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Because of our sensitivity to client safety and confidentiality, volunteering at HCWC begins with an application and interview with the Volunteer Coordinator. 

Direct Services

Direct-service volunteers provide support for HCWC by working with our clients or their children. Direct-service volunteer roles require participation in our 40-hour Volunteer Advocate Training. Learn More.

Non-Direct Services

Non-direct service volunteers provide support to HCWC and our clients with activities like office work, landscaping, group activities and more. Learn More.

Professional Volunteers

We welcome the involvement of community members offering their professional skills and services to the agency and its clients. Learn More.

HCWC Town Teams

Make a Change in Your Community

HCWC Town Teams offer community members the opportunity to make a direct impact in the community they identify with. Town team members meet regularly and work together with HCWC staff to come up with ways to spread the mission of HCWC and to educate and inspire the general public. We currently have town teams in Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Lockhart, Luling, San Marcos, and Wimberley.

Join a Town Team!

Town Teams


We’re looking for exceptional students with a desire to work with survivors of violence, assault, and abuse. Internships at HCWC provide the participant with extensive training, skilled supervision, and a relevant and challenging learning experience. We offer the following types of internships:

  • Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Prevention Education
  • Advocacy

Learn More & Apply

Take Action

You can get involved and take a stand against family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Your clout as a citizen, taxpayer, and voter means that politicians and decision makers are interested in hearing about your position on these key issues. To find out who your representatives are, click here and enter your zip code.

Join the Conversation

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Take Action

We’d Love to Hear from You!

In case of emergency, call 911. If you’re being abused or have questions about your relationship and you need help, call our hotline (512)-396-HELP. It’s free and confidential.