Mission: The mission of women's protective services (wps) of lubbock is to reduce and prevent family violence by providing emergency shelter to adult victims and their dependent children as residents of our facility. It is also the mission of wps to nurture self-sufficiency in our clients by providing them with the emotional support and life skills to overcome a pattern of domestic violence that has dominated their domestic relationships and assist them in building strong, healthy, and promising lives. Our network of support services extends far beyond the walls of wps to include former shelter residents, non-residents, and vulnerable adult victims and children throughout the region. We pride ourselves on offering valuable assistance and guidance for as long as victims may need our services.
Programs: Founded in 1978, women's protective services of lubbock (wps) was established as a 501(c)(3) shelter program for victims of domestic violence and has grown in strength and services over the past 39 years to become the third largest residential shelter in the state of texas. In 2016-2017, wps served a total 3,978 adult victims and their children of which 2,295 were unduplicated; wps hotline coordinator specialists answered 6,191 hotline calls; issued 399 protective order requests; and provided 4,571 social services referrals. 2,001 hours of individual therapy for clients was implemented along with 1,265 hours of group therapy, and 4,428 hours of legal advocacy rounded out attorney assistance programs. Wps is the only agency that provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter and support services to battered adult victims and their children in a 10,500 square-mile region. The 12 west texas counties within the wps service area include: bailey, cochran, crosby, dickens, garza, hockley, king, lamb, lubbock, lynn, terry, and yoakum.