Fort Bend Women's Center to add 22 new units to longer-stay housing facility

The Fort Bend Women's Center provides shelter to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to their children while they work toward self-sufficiency. (Courtesy Pexels)
The Fort Bend Women's Center provides shelter to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to their children while they work toward self-sufficiency. (Courtesy Pexels)

The Fort Bend Women's Center provides shelter to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to their children while they work toward self-sufficiency. (Courtesy Pexels)

The Fort Bend Women’s Center, located at 1500 Pultar Road, Richmond, will build an additional 22 units at its longer-stay housing facility.

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


By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.