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24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: 325-643-2699 OR TOLL FREE 888-313-2699

The mission of The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. is to provide safe shelter and comprehensive resident and non-resident services through advocacy, referrals, and education to support and empower victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, one family at a time.



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The ARK is looking for a responsible indivdual to work weekends/evenings/overnights on a part-time basis. For more information on this position, please click on this link.


New Administration Offices are Now Open

at 2900 Coggin Avenue in Brownwood

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Brenda McGuire, from Walgreens, was the first person to bring a donation to the new

Administration Building at 2900 Coggin Avenue - Suite A in Brownwood.

Brownwood, Texas – September 8, 2015 - The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter has moved their administration offices to 2900 Coggin Avenue, Suite A in Brownwood.  The new offices are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (excluding Holidays). Anyone  that needs help, or information may stop by, no appointment necessary and our hotline number (325-643-2699 or toll free (888)313-2699) is always answered 24/7 for any emergency or to talk to an advocate about a domestic violence or sexual assault issue.  We are also accepting donations at the new location during business hours  (8 to 5, M - F).  For large donations, or for furniture items, we accept them each weekday before noon only.  

The ARK will be hosting a ribbon cutting and an open house in a few weeks.


Tails on the Trails Fundraiser paves new roads

to care for pets at The ARK!


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Brownwood, Texas – April 9, 2015 - There are a couple of ways you can help, and you don't have to dig into your pockets to do it.  The ARK will receive a percentage of everything you buy at and also at Kroger's.  It's easy to sign up.  Just follow a few simle steps:

For, you will need to go to and sign up.  You will need to choose your charity that you want money to go to, and we are in that list. Put in The ARK and it will come up instantly.Click on us, and then you will be able to continue shopping with absolutely no difference.  We will automatically get a percentage of your sale.  

For Kroger, you will need to get a Kroger card.  You can sign up for one online, or pick one up at the store.  

Link your card at

·      If you have an existing account, click on “Sign In”, otherwise click on “Create an Account”.

·      If you are a new online customer:

o  You will need to enter your email address, create a password, enter your zip code, click on favorite store, and agree to the terms and conditions.

o  Once you are done entering your information you will get a message asking you to check your e-mail inbox and click on the link within the body of the e-mail that was sent to activate your Kroger account.

·      Already have a account?

o  Enter your email address and password and click on “Sign In”.

o  Click on Community then on Community Rewards” then click on enroll now, complete personal information, click on save.

o  Enter your organization’s number or name and then click on “Search”.

o  Select your organization and click on “Save”.

o  To verify that you enrolled correctly, you will see your organizations name on the right side of your account settings page.

o  Once you are linked, you can start earning rewardsimmediatelytoward the organization you are supporting. (Note: The message saying that you are supporting an organization through the Kroger Community Rewards program will start printing on your receipt about 10 business days after you linked your card.)

This is important!  Our number to put into the form i83821.  

 Then you just use your card as usual every time you shop.  

The ARK is a shelter for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse and their families  in Brown, Coleman and Comanche Counties.  It is a pet friendly shelter so that victims may also bring their pets with them when they come. The phone number to call for help is 325-643-2699.  For more information about the ARK Shelter, you can go online to  




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