Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center provides free and confidential services to men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and child abuse living in Hays and Caldwell Counties.
Since 2007, HCWC has seen demand for our services increase by 68%. HCWC has continued to meet the needs of this growing community by broadening our base of local community support and using innovative approaches to meet client needs. Last year we provided direct services to 1,766 victims of abuse, with more than half of those being less than 18 years old. Services are available in English and Spanish.
Our services include: A 24-hour hotline, Peer counseling and support groups, Legal advocacy, Medical and legal accompaniment, Information and referrals, Children’s support services, Shelter for victims of abuse and their children, Education and prevention programs.
To Contact Us:
Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center Office Telephone: (512) 396-3404
24-hour HELPline: (512) 396-HELP (4357) OR 1-800-700-HCWC (4292).
Visit our website: www.hcwc.org
CASA of Central Texas
CASA advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system by recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers. CASA offers one type of service, advocacy for children who have been abused or neglected and are under State care. These child victims range in age from newborn to 17 years and come from all socio-economic statuses, genders and ethnic backgrounds. The Texas Family Code requires that each child in State care be appointed a Guardian Ad Litem to look after and advocate on behalf of the child’s best interests. CASA is the only local organization that may be appointed as GAL and works solely on behalf of the children’s best interests.
CASA volunteers are appointed to one case at a time, so the more volunteers there are, the more children we can serve. Funds from events such as the Chick-fil-A Cow Classic help us recruit more volunteers and ensure they are properly screened, trained and supported as they advocate for the children on their cases. With this help, we are working toward the goal of providing a CASA volunteer to every child in State care.
Find out more at www.casacentex.org