KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 11, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office is collecting new pajamas to help women and children fleeing domestic violence. There are several drop off locations in the Katy area.
Harris County Constable Calls for New Pajamas
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Harris County Constable Ted Heap is asking residents to donate new pajamas to help victims of domestic violence.
A Sense of Security
"We collect new pajamas for women and children that have to flee their homes," says Constable Ted Heap. "Often times these families have to flee their homes in these situations in a very short amount of time. They often don't have time to grab basic necessities they need, much less something to sleep in."
Heap says receiving pajamas during a domestic violence crisis brings women and children a little sense of security.
Precinct 5’s Victims Assistance Unit is collecting only new pajamas for women and children at the below Katy area locations:
Precinct 5 Station 7– 541 S. Mason Rd.
Harris County ESD Station 3 - 1773 Westgreen Blvd.
Harris County ESD Station 5 - 21201 Morton Rd.
Ft. Bend ESD Station 2 (Willowfork Station 1) - 24655 Westheimer Parkway
All donated pajamas will go to local agencies to support Katy area victims.
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
The Victim Assistance Unit of Harris County Precinct 5 assist victims, and their loved ones after a violent crime. According to their website, they provide assistance to victims in the form of advocacy, support, education, and outreach.
There are many resources to support Katy residents experiencing domestic violence.
Katy Area Resources
Katy Christian Ministries offers two hotlines as calls continue to increase.
Domestic Abuse Hotline
Sexual Abuse Hotline
Both hotlines are open Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-5p.m. and are answered by trained advocates.
Katy Cares supports women and children experiencing situational homelessness due to violence and abuse. This local non-profit organization offers tele-chats to support those in need.
Katy Cares Tele-Talks
Monday-Friday 12-2p.m., 7-9p.m.