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About Noah Project


The mission of Noah Project is advocating for victims and working to end family violence. Noah Project is a center of care for victims of family violence, serving ten counties in West Central Texas. Services are designed to meet the individual needs of each person and include:
  • Shelter
  • Food & Clothing
  • Legal, Medical, and Individual Advocacy
  • Transportation and/or Accompaniment
  • Safety Planning
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Employment Assistance
  • Education Support
  • Referrals
  • Support Groups
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Individual & Group Professional Counseling
  • To provide quality shelter and support services, under the guidelines of Noah Project, to persons who are victims of family violence.
  • Community education that raises awareness of the issues and solutions to family violence.
  • To be an effective advocate in the effort to strengthen laws and policies concerning family violence.
In 1979, a research team distributed a survey to area hospitals, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and social service organizations. It was discovered that more than 1,000 incidents of family violence were reported in a 6-month period.

To address this problem, Noah Project opened its first shelter; in 1980. In 1985 it moved to 1802 Grape Street where it remained until the completion of the new facility in June of 2012. It is now located at 5802 Texas Avenue. In 1984, Noah Project-West opened in Snyder, Texas; in 1985 Noah Project-Central Texas opened in Brownwood, Texas; and in 1987 Noah Project-North opened in Haskell, Texas. Through these facilities, Noah Project provided services to Abilene, Texas, and twenty surrounding counties.

In 2000, two of Noah Project's outreach centers developed into separate entities. Noah Project-West became Gateway Family Services, and Noah Project's Brownwood shelter became The Ark. Currently, Noah Project serves the following ten counties of West Central Texas: Callahan, Eastland, Haskell, Knox, Jones, Shackelford, Stonewall, Stephens, Taylor, and Throckmorton.

Key Staff Members


Executive Director

Leigh Ann Fry - 325.676.7107


Administrative Director

Sherri Abee - 325.676.7107


Development Director

Dan Cox - 325.676.7107


Primary Prevention Specialist

Fiona Smith - 325.676.7107


Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth Miller - 325.676.7107


Service Area Director

Serving Haskell, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Knox and Jones Counties
Janis Brzozowski -940.964.2551

Office Location – Haskell County Courthouse

Outreach Victim Advocate

Serving Jones, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Callahan, and Eastland Counties
Amber Banner - 325.676.7107

Office Locations
1st Tuesday – Baird Courthouse Room 102
1st Wednesday – Albany, 725 Pate Street
2nd Tuesday & 4th Monday – Cross Plains, 200 North Main
2nd Wednesday – Breckenridge, 2802 2. Walker
2nd Thursday – Cisco, Myrtle Wilks


Board of Directors


Kayla Christianson - Chair
Tonya Doby - Vice-Chair
Tim Dickenson - Past Chair
Faye Smith - Treasurer
Lara Carlin - Secretary

Vicki Arthur Lisa Chavez Phil Christopher
Tommye Jo Clark Delores Cox Gary Decker
Dana Endsley Becky Frost David Green
Blake Greenfield Trudy Jacquez Karen Kaigler-Walker
Linda Larson Kelly McCarty Lori Owens
Jack Rentz Lois Rockefeller Teena Tatom

Advisory Council Members


Arimy Beasley Jim Berry Debbie Blake
Les Bruce Charles Coody Lynette Coody
Mary Noel Corn Eliza Davis Gayle Gray
Callie Harris Mel Hailey Tonya Hodge
Ryan Holmes Jessica Kiehle Susan Keeling
Christie Leedy Gloria McDaniel Gene Reed
Gerald Schwalb Stan Standridge Steve Stovall
Kim Vickers Tina Wall
The links below will allow you to view, download, or print some of our recent annual reports, as well as our most recent IRS Form 990. All the reports are in Adobe PDF format, which requires the free Acrobat Reader for viewing.

IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter

2010 - 2011 Fiscal Year

2010-2011 Annual Report
2011 IRS Form 990

2009 - 2010 Fiscal Year

2009-2010 Annual Report
2010 IRS Form 990

2008 - 2009 Fiscal Year

2008-2009 Annual Report

2007 - 2008 Fiscal Year

2007-2008 Annual Report
2008 IRS Form 990