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Legal Services


The Montgomery County Women’s Center Legal Services Program provides civil legal services, free of charge, to victims of family and/or sexual violence. These services include direct representation in court, pro se assistance, in-depth counsel and advice, and the provision of basic legal information. Because all our clients are victims, a large majority of these individuals face situations where they are in imminent harm or face impending legal issues that could drastically impact their future and their safety. As such, we provide crisis intervention, and every attempt is made to provide a victim with the opportunity to speak with an attorney upon the victim taking the bold step to enter our doors.

We try to help all applicants as much as we can. This list is not a promise or guarantee of full representation on any of these legal issues. We do not have the funding or staff to represent everyone who is eligible and may turn down your application or limit assistance to advice or brief service.

Our legal services include, but are not limited to:

  • Legal representation for Protective Order, Divorce / Annulment, Custody / Visitation, Child and spousal support, Family Violence, Child Abuse, Name Change, Paternity, and other family law matters
  • Assistance with Lease Termination due to Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
  • Development of an individual safety plan that identifies different options and resources to address emotional, physical, financial, and legal risks/concerns.
  • Referrals for emergency food, shelter, medical care, counseling, and other social-service needs
  • Advocacy with police, prosecutors, and the courts
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Information about rights under the Texas Family Code
  • Assistance in completing the Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund application
  • Assistance in completing the Address Confidentiality Program application

If you are seeking assistance, please contact our Legal Department at 936-441-4044 x 38, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-Ins are welcome for crisis intervention and advocacy.

Please be advised of the following:
  • Our agency does not assist with representation in criminal cases.
  • Our agency assists victims and survivors of family and/or sexual violence. If you are not a victim but need legal assistance, please consider contacting another legal aid organization.

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME for Crisis Intervention and Advocacy

MONDAY – FRIDAY, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conroe Office
1401 Airport Road
Conroe, Texas 77301

Or Call for an Appointment:
(936) 441-4044 ext. 38

Crime Victims’ Rights


Derechos de Las Víctimas del Delito


What Montgomery County Women’s Center

Means to Me

I used to think I was alone in the world and that nobody would understand that I was an outcast – that I’d be the one to stand out in a sea of people. Then I finally told someone my story. I found the women’s center – a place for my voice to be heard, a place where I found my voice, a place where people understand me more where the weight on my shoulders wasn’t so great – a safe place – the first place I genuinely laughed and smiled – a place to cry where no one judges. “Broken wings will heal and one day you will fly again.”

-- Stephanie
Teen Space Support Group Participant

The Montgomery County Women’s Center came into my life when I needed it the most, but I didn’t know that at the time. Being in an abusive relationship you think that YOU were doing something wrong or you can “fix” them. When I started to hear the patterns and then see the patterns, I knew I needed to change something. That change ended up being hard but they were with me through those hard times. I can honestly say that I’m in a better place now because of the work they did for me and with me.

-- Rob
High School Teacher

The Women’s Center plays a critical role in restoring the lives of individuals in our community. As an advocacy agency they continue to contribute to assisting without placing judgment or expectations upon those who are in need of their services. It is a true example of how lives can change when a combination of understanding and compassion meet.

-- Amber Dana
Community Partner/Advocate

If one year ago today you told me I’d be coming to a teen group & a part of the Youth Advisory Committee I’d look at you crazy. I never thought I’d be happy again. The Women’s Center has given me hope, courage, support. A place where I know I have a voice, where I know I can be open; truly. I can now say I’m a strong individual; I can set boundaries. I am more than what happened to me, I’m stronger, I’m better. Being a part of this group has helped me see my worth. It has changed my life for the better.

-- Samantha
Teen Space Support Group Participant

Montgomery County Women’s Center means empowerment, courage, love, & stability. The people here don’t pity me but they share empathy with me; they hear me. The counseling at has helped so much. It has helped me understand that it wasn’t my fault and to take control of the situation. It’s more of a safe place to let all my thoughts out.

-- Daisy
Support Group Participant

The Women’s Center has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. At the shelter I felt safe and was given resources to be able to stand on my own – away from my abuser. Then at Reaching Pines, I feel very supported and appreciate learning how to protect myself and notice red flags in future relationships.

-- Susan
Reaching Pines Resident

The Montgomery County Women’s Center is truly a life saver! The services provided are just invaluable. There really are no words to express my appreciation. The material covered through the Personal Empowerment Program classes is very well put together and I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend and gain knowledge.

-- Ashley
Domestic Violence Education Class Participant

For my students, The Women’s Center opens up a conversation about topics that are not always easy to address. It provides impactful information that can be eye opening and new to some, but very emotionally relevant to others. They then can take this information and related issues into their future work place, home, relationships. It can teach them what a healthy relationship is and what red flags to look for. Having the Outreach Team come speak to them is a wonderful teaching tool.

-- Susie
Sam Houston State University Professor

To the community Montgomery County Women’s Center means fellowship. It give us an identity and strength. It provides a reason to come together and work for a purpose and to surround each other with support.

-- Courtney
Sam Houston State University Professor

To me, The Women’s Center means the ability to start over on my own. It means new found freedom and assistance. To the community it means HOPE.

-- Jasmine
Counseling Client

For me, The Montgomery County Women’s Center is a lighthouse where there was once darkness. It is a place of healing.

-- Doris
Counseling Client

My volunteer experience has been so positive. Everyone who I come into contact here, every staff person, has been so helpful. It has made my experience very supportive. Being able to look back on the last two years and think about how many hours I’ve been on-call and how many people I’ve been able to talk to, it’s such a good feeling. Knowing that I’ve made a difference in my community and, hopefully, in the lives of those survivors is the best feeling and an amazing experience.

-- Sharon

The Montgomery County Women’s Center helped me realize the impact I can make in another’s life with only a few words!

-- Jamie

The Montgomery County Women’s Center means education. They provide the most comprehensive training for volunteers to be ready on their first shift. I am learning everyday through my work with them. My mind is more open.

-- Scarlett

The Women’s Center means the realization that as a community we are not doing enough to protect, believe, and empower survivors. By supporting the center I am able to change that.

-- Justin

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