The center, which, at present, has 27 units, provides shelter to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to their children while they work toward self-sufficiency.
The $3.8 million expansion will be funded in part through an affordable housing program subsidy from CommunityBank of Texas and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.
“When survivors and their children are ready to exit the emergency shelter and transition to independence, one of the chief factors that could cause them to return to their abuser is the inability to find an affordable place to live,” FBWC Executive Director Vita Goodell said in a press release. “The funds from CommunityBank of Texas and FHLB Dallas will help us build much-needed housing.”
Fort Bend Women’s Center operates the only crisis hotline and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Fort Bend County. 281-344-5750. https://fbwc.org