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Off-Campus Resources for Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and/or Stalking Resources

The links below will take you to new pages/windows, some of which are outside the University of Houston System and represent materials and information from other agencies.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

(800) 656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

(800) 799-SAFE (800-799-7233)

Various local, state, and national resources are available to address sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Some of those resources are provided below:

Victoria Area Resources

Midcoast Family Services Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 870-0368 or (361) 573 HELP (4357).

Houston Area Resources

Fort Bend County Women's Center (only dedicated domestic violence and sexual assault emergency shelter and crisis hotline in Fort Bend County with services for counseling and advocacy).

Houston Area Women's Center (confidential shelter, counseling and advocacy to support building lives free from the effects of violence).

Bay Area Turning Point (variety of services including shelter to families in need in the Greater Bay Area and surrounding areas).

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County (assists victims of family and sexual violence with legal protection through protective orders, safety planning and safe shelter).

The Montrose Center (Empowering LGBTQ Houston).

AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse is a non-profit agency providing counseling, free legal services, counseling and batterer intervention services).

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County (provides safety to victims of family and sexual violence and assists with legal protection through protective orders, safety planning and safe shelter).

Statewide Resources

The Attorney General of Texas Crime Victims Services (information about protective orders and crime victims' compensation to cover medical and counseling costs as eligible).

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Texas Advocacy Project (provides free legal services and education related to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking).

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (provides free legal services to low-income people with practice areas such as domestic and family law, housing law and victim rights).

Texas Council on Family Violence Find Help Resources.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry.

National Resources

National Sexual Assault Hotline operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) with online chat options and phone number (800) 656-HOPE (800-656-4673).

National Domestic Violence Hotline with online chat options and phone number (800) 799-SAFE (800-799-7233).

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

Department of Justice Areas of Focus including Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking.

National Sex Offender Public Registry (Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website) by US Department of Justice.

LexisNexis Community Crime Map (reported law enforcement data where available).

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

1in6 (information and services for men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and anyone who cares about them) with 24/7 chat helpline. 

End Violence Against Women International

Love is Respect

LGBTQ Resources

The Trevor Project (Crisis line for LGBTQ youth) or phone at (866) 488-7386.

Trans Lifeline (national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives) or phone at (877)565-8860.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (National Advocacy for LGBTQ Communities).

FORGE (for transgender survivors and allies).

The Network La Red (LGBTQ survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse).

The Montrose Center (Empowering LGBTQ Houston).

Off Campus Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Victoria Police Department

306 S. Bridge Street, Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 485-3700
(361) 573-3221 (Non-Emergency/Dispatch)

Victoria County Sheriff's Office

101 N Glass St, Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 575-0651 (Non-emergency)

Katy Police Department

5456 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-4848 (Non-emergency)

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

1410 Williams Way Blvd. Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 341-4665 (Non-emergency)

Houston Police Department

901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 837-0311 or 311 (City Switchboard)

Harris County Sheriff's Office

1200 Baker Street, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 221-6000 (Non-emergency)