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Women's Protective Services is an innovative, battered women's shelter designed to de-institutionalize shelter living.

WPS began a capital campaign to build a new shelter in 1997 and by 1999, occupied the facility -- expanding capabilities by 21,125 square feet. By providing victimized families with a neighborhood atmosphere and their own living space, WPS seeks to help families heal and grow into independence and a life free from violence. The facility is arranged as a series of quadraplez cottages, comprising of 24 independent living units, each with 2 - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining room, and kitchen. The families have individual bedrooms and bath, and share a common cooking area as well as a living area.

Included in the space is the WPS Program Center -- the administrative and gathering space for WPS support services. Comprising a 9,225 square-foot area, the WPS Program Center includes counseling offices, laundry facilities, clinics, intake offices, hotline services, food storage, group counseling rooms for both women and children, art therapy and education rooms, a library, community resource services, and administrative offices. The WPS shelter is deigned to provide a complete healing environment for families who seek protection.

Today, WPS is the only agency that provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, and support services to battered women and their dependent children in a 10,500 square-mile region, with a population of over 325,000. The WPS target area includes the 12 West Texas counties of Bailey, Cochran,, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, and Yoakum. We serve over 3,000 clients a year and offer them shelter and support for as long as they need.



Women's Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. provides the following free and confidential services.

24 Hour, Toll-Free Crisis Hotline

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Telephone Support Services & Information
  • Immediate Domestic Violence information & referrals
  • Emergency Transportation to Shelter

Emergency Shelter

  • 24-Hour Emergency Shelter for families
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Medical and Prescription Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Safe & Secure Environment


  • Individual Therapy for Adults and Children
  • Group Support Meetings for Adults and Children
  • Parenting Groups
  • Play Therapy for Adults and Children
  • Art Therapy for Adults and Children
  • Music Therapy for Adults and Children

Legal Advocacy Services

  • Assistance with knowing your legal rights
  • Assistance with Crime Victim Compensation Applications
  • Assistance and Advocacy for filing police reports
  • Assistance and Advocacy for applying for a Family Violence Protection Order
  • Assistance in Obtaining Legal Representation

Regional Outreach and Education Services

  • Domestic Violence Prevention Programs
  • Community Trainings about Domestic Violence
  • Teen Dating Violence Programs
  • Cyber-Bullying Education
  • Digital Safety Education

Social Services

  • Assistance, Information, and Referrals for:
    • Housing
    • Childcare
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Transportation
    • Medical Facilities
    • And Other Necessary Resources
  • On-Site Job Readiness Program
    • Resume Building
    • Career Testing
    • Assistance with Continuing Education Programs
    • Job Searches
    • Transportation Assistance
  • Life-Skills Education
    • Budget Building
    • Financial Planning
    • Time Management
    • Stress Management
    • Personal Wellness

Food & Nutrition

  • Healthy Meals & Snacks Provided
  • Food Preparation Classes
  • Food Budgets

Battering Intervention & Prevention Program

  • 24-Week Accountability Program
  • Understanding Power & Control Issues
  • Changing Attitudes & Behaviors about Violence

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