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A Window of Opportunity to Women in Need of Development, Wellness, and Sustainability

THE WYNDOWS Project will provide 24-hour emergency assessment center and housing for 15 women ages 18 and older who are victims of sex trafficking.

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Our emergency housing center will provide a safe and secure environment staffed by trained experts offering comprehensive and trauma-informed care. By providing housing and support to these women on their healing journey, YWCA Houston will help them advance to a life of sustainable freedom.

Since 2006, the YWCA Houston’s Center for Women – Gateway has offered lifesaving shelter and care to various at-risk populations from foster youth to homeless women ages 18-24. With experience and passion for caring for the needs of women often forgotten, YWCA Houston is uniquely positioned to support the welfare of sex trafficking victims as they transition to a better life.

The WYNDOWS Project is scheduled to open late fall 2020/winter 2021. We are strategically aligning partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to enhance the programmatic services to ensure clients are easily transitioned from the YWCA Houston to long-term facilities that meet the individual needs of our clients.

We’re part of the national network of the YWCA USA and have a strong advocacy policy to shed further light on the issue of sex trafficking. Yet, we can’t do it alone. The problem is too great, the need even greater.

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To find out more information about the WYNDOWS PROJECT, contact Ashley Cotton-Martin, Housing Program Manager, at acotton@ywcahouston.org or 713-640-6820.


We’re always looking for people to join us on a mission to advance women and their families!

Donate or Sponsor

If you would like to sponsor the WYNDOWS PROJECT, please email us at development@ywcahouston.org or make a donation online. Donate


Our residents need positive influences to advance in life and career. We’re always in need of volunteers willing to offer their time and talents to host activities, classes, and more to create the best living experience for our residents! Volunteer Here

If you are interested in touring our program or volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (713) 640-6812 or email volunteers@ywcahouston.org if you have any questions.