According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence the leading cause of homelessness for women and children is domestic violence and we are seeing that right here in Central Texas. Many victims face homelessness when they flee their abusers and are often unable to find safe, affordable housing. Every day, victims of domestic violence are faced with the choice of taking their children into possible homelessness or returning to or staying in an abusive home. As affordable housing in Central Texas becomes more scarce, more and more children are growing up in violent homes.
About the Project
This project will provide an alternative for those families with young children. The project will provide 18 units of housing with the ability to accommodate up to 74 people in a combination of four (4) bedroom, twelve (3) bedroom and two (1) bedroom apartments. In addition to housing and access to HCWC’s comprehensive services for victims of abuse, the complex will contain classrooms for Head Start (ages 3 – 5 years) and Early Head Start (ages 0 – 3 years) onsite. This exemplary education and child care will be offered through a collaboration with Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas. We hope to provide life-changing support to the most vulnerable victims of domestic violence – children.
In the Media
We want to thank all the media outlets who have helped us spread the word about this project. Here are some of the articles:
- Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center closes in on goals for new transitional housing project
- HCWC Hopes To Provide More Housing For Victims Of Abuse
- Funding Approved For HCWC
- Hays Commissioners Approve Funding Agreement For HCWC Housing Project
For more information or to get involved, please contact our Executive Director, Marla Johnson, at MJohnson@hcwc.org