LINKS & RESOURCES

PLEASE NOTE: Texas State NOW & its chapters/task forces are NOT emergency type organizations–if you are experiencing an emergency, PLEASE CONTACT 911.

If you are in a domestic violence situation in which you cannot call 911, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at:
1−800−799−7233 OR TTY 1−800−787−3224.

On this page are:
NOW-Specific Forms & Information
Texas Organizations that Work for Social Justice
Great Local Independent Media Sources/Stores
Statewide Organizations that Work for Social Justice
Links for Girls and Teens
Links for Women – If you need some help

NOW-Specific Forms & Information

Texas Organizations that Work for Social Justice (We know this is incomplete – please drop us a line to make suggestions!)

  • Texas NAACP – Texas chapter of the NAACP; the NAACP’s mission in the 21st century is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” Their national initiatives include political lobbying, publicity efforts, and litigation strategies developed by their legal team.
  • Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (Austin So Close to the Border) – This group works to provide education in economic literacy and labor and civil rights in the global economy. ATCF also assists displaced and marginalized folks, especially those who are underprivileged to begin with, including youth, women, and immigrants.
  • CODEPINK Texas – CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.
  • House the Homeless – Provides services to homeless folks, advocates for their rights, and promotes a universal living wage.
  • Lilith Fund – Provides financial assistance to women who need but cannot afford abortions
  • Mamas of Color Rising – A collective of working class and poor mothers of color based in and around Austin, TX
  • Planned Parenthood – Texas – Our amazing local PP affiliates do so much, from advocacy to community education to providing great low-cost health care. Click on the link for a list of their health centers in Texas.
  • Texas Council on Family Violence – TCFV promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence. They host signature conferences, summits, training events, webinars, and prevention efforts to support the capacity building of member programs and enhance community responses to family violence throughout the state. TCFV also serves as the unified voice before the Texas legislature on behalf of family violence survivors and service providers to support laws that assist victims and survivors.
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid – (TRLA) is a nonprofit agency that specializes in providing free civil legal services to low-income individuals. TRLA’s mission is to promote the dignity, self sufficiency, safety, and stability of low income Texans by providing high quality civil legal assistance and related educational services. To be eligible, a client must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines depending on the circumstances of the client.
  • Third Coast Activist Resource Center – The Center’s two main goals are to distribute educational resources and organize community events about U.S. policy around the world, and to strengthen the local activist network that is part of a national and international movement for global justice.
  • Women’s Alliance for Leadership Texas – Women’s Alliance for Leadership is a nonprofit organization that is committed to empowering LGBTQ women in Texas. They are an all-inclusive organization that focuses on career development workshops, scholarship, and recognizing women leaders in our community.
  • Workers Defense Project – This great local labor advocacy group puts a special emphasis on gender equality, requiring equal leadership of men and women in the organization. Solidarity, y’all!

Great Local Independent Media Sources/Stores

Austin

  • Austin Indymedia – A grassroots media collective committed to providing an outlet for the circulation of voices and messages that are systematically marginalized by mainstream media. Their site hosts a great community calendar for progressive events!
  • BookWoman – One of the only feminist bookstores in Texas! Not only a great source of feminist books, media, and gifts, BookWoman hosts community events, a book group, and other fun stuff.
  • MonkeyWrench Books – A collectively-run and owned radical bookstore with a wee cafe, meeting space, and a committed staff of volunteers.
  • Resistencia Books – A radical feminist bookstore that focuses on Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Native American resources. They also host community events, meetings, and readings.

Houston

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Dallas

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San Antonio

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OTHER CITIES

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Texas Organizations that Work for Social Justice

Links for Girls and Teens

Links for Women – If you need some help

  • Lilith Fund – Provides financial assistance to women who need but cannot afford abortions
  • SafePlace – Our local rape crisis and domestic violence organization
  • Saheli – For Asian families dealing with domestic violence
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Located here in Austin, they are an incredibly helpful resource for anyone needing help with a family violence situation
  • Women’s Advocacy Project – nonprofit legal organization that promotes access to justice for Texas women and children in need

Links for health and other resources