Sexual Assault Program

Whether it is someone you know, someone you have a relationship with or a total stranger, unwanted sexual activity of any kind is assault. And it happens to all types of people, from every kind of background. Regardless of the circumstances, sexual assault survivors are never responsible for the attack. 

 

We can help. Call our 24 hour Crisis Hotline: 281-342-HELP (4357).  Our Sexual Assault Advocates are available to help 24-hours day

 

Sexual assault services are offered both in Emergency Shelter and Non-resident Programs:

 

– Sexual Assault Advocates can accompany you to the hospital and during sexual assault forensic exams and at other medical, legal and law enforcement appointments

– Counseling for sexual assault survivors

– Case management

– Emergency Shelter – temporary accommodation for survivors who are unable to return to their home following an attack

– Housing assistance – for survivors who are homeless or who need to relocate due to ongoing threats to their personal safety

 

Housing assistance

Fort Bend Women’s Center is one of a number of domestic violence service providers that is participating in Coordinated Access to housing.  Coordinated Access is a regional housing system required by the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) that prioritizes applicants according to the results of their individual assessments.

All Fort Bend Women’s Center clients seeking housing must complete an assessment at intake.  The results are entered into the Coordinated Entry database for prioritization and selection if threshold is met.

 

We currently offer two housing programs for survivors who are on a low income, homeless or who need to relocate because of fears for their personal safety as a result of domestic and/or sexual violence through the coordinated entry system:

 

– Rapid Rehousing Program– short term housing, available for up to 12 months

 

– Wellness & Stability Program– long term housing for survivors with a disabling mental health condition verified by a licensed mental health provider to apply. Accommodation is available at one of the program’s existing housing complexes or within a 5-mile radius. Clients in this program receive additional support from onsite case managers, child mentor, and counselor.