The Crisis Center was founded in 1986 as the Comal County Women’s Center. Numerous local citizens began a grassroots effort to develop an agency that would address the needs of those experiencing domestic violence. In the beginning, the agency consisted of several volunteers who provided information and referrals to other service providers in the area. As time passed and grant funding was obtained, the agency grew to include several paid staff and an emergency shelter. Our gala helped raise money for the organization.