“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

Staff Interview Request

Request to have a short interview with one of our team members. Learn More

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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Non-Direct Services

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

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Professional Volunteers

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

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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

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Take Action

We are looking for dedicated community members who want to make a difference by helping HCWC spread information to the public about the issues we serve and how to get more involved. 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

Make sure to Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on issues of abuse in our community. To receive important updates directly, sign up for our newsletter.

Be Outspoken

Join us on ‘Outspoken,’ our podcast, for candid discussions by HCWC staff exploring today’s headlines, media, culture, and their connections to interpersonal violence and abuse.

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.