The Purple Door (formerly Women's Shelter of South Texas)

The mission of The Purple Door is to empower the community and those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to transition to a safe and healthy environment.

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The Purple Door is the only private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization specifically designed to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence across a twelve-county South Texas region, which includes Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties.


•24-hour crisis hotline
•24-hour safe, confidential shelter
•Safety planning
•Referrals to other community resources
•Crime Victims' Compensation assistance
•Protective Order assistance
•Case management
•Individual counseling for adults and children
•Accompaniment to medical facilities, law enforcement, or judicial proceedings
•Sexual Assault services
•Legal advocacy
•Community education and awareness programs or training
•Primary prevention
•Battering Intervention & Prevention Program

•Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: 361-881-8888
•Toll Free 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-580-HURT (4878)

Contact Information
•Administrative Offices: 361-884-2900
•Alice Outreach Services Office: 361-664-8598
•Beeville Outreach Services Office: 361-362-1187
•Kingsville Outreach Services Office: 361-516-0288
•Sinton Outreach Services Office: 361-364-0661
•For employment information, please call 361-884-2900.

Mailing Address
The Purple Door
P.O. Box 3368
Corpus Christi, TX 78463-3368

Social Media
Instagram @purpledoortx

Clients are provided the opportunity to comment on the programs and services conducted by the agency as part of the Evaluation of Services process. Following are comments received from residential and non-residential clients receiving services:

• "Things are finally going good for us. Thank you for the help and support."

• "I am so appreciative of counseling. These people are awesome and very helpful."

• "Thank you for all the things you do for us. The staff here is wonderful."

• "Thank you. Your services have improved my quality of life!!!"

• "I am thankful for everything you do for me and my daughter. God bless you and the work you do."

• "I am very grateful for all of the staff here. I especially appreciate the counselor I see. I feel safe here."

• "It has been very helpful to know my rights and the resources in the community."

• "I enjoy coming to the parenting classes. I have accomplished many of my goals thanks to this class and I encourage other women here to attend classes and services available. Thank you!"

• "Gracias por los servicios prestados."

• "I am grateful and thankful for being able to relocate and come here for help. I want recovery and to feel safe. I am moving forward one day at a time."

• "The attention I have received from the staff has been great. They do their best at working around my schedule to meet with me."

• "I have had doors of opportunity open since my arrival and it has been very beneficial for my recovery. All staff have been helpful and supportive. Thank you for helping me."