Information courtesy of www.domesticviolence.org
- Have important phone numbers nearby for you and your children. Include numbers for the police, emergency hotlines, friends and your local shelter.
- If you are in immediate danger and cannot take your children, contact the police immediately to arrange for temporary protective custody. (This does not mean you will lose custody. Permanent custody will be decided later by a judge.)
- Get the officers' names, badge numbers and the report number in case you need a copy of the report.
- If you have been hurt, go to the hospital or your doctor. Domestic violence advocates (people to help you) may be called to the hospital.
- If you are the victim of family violence, you could be eligible to terminate your lease, provided that you meet certain criteria and properly notify the property as stated in the Texas Property Code. For more information see family violence victim’s right to break a lease pamphlet.
For more information on domestic violence, visit www.domesticviolence.org.
Helpful Numbers to Know for the Houston Area
Rape Crisis Hotline
Family Violence Hotline
Houston Area Women’s Center
Asians Against Domestic Abuse
Family Violence Unit