12. June, 2013PostsComments Off
From the desk of MaryLee Hafley ~
Every year around this time, all of the places in which I normally find sanctuary are filled with kids. Malls, movie theaters, restaurants, museums, and book stores attract large groups of kids celebrating their freedom — usually loudly, and always at the table right next to me.
Over the next three months it is easy for our conversations to focus on the color of kids’ hair, how much time they spend texting, and the volume of their music. And why not? Complaining about today’s youth is a time honored tradition. Beethoven was considered a rebel in his day, as was Shakespeare.
“Veteran teachers are saying that never in their experience were young people so thirstily avid of pleasure as now . . so selfish . . .”
While that sounds like something you might have read on the front page this week, that quote actually comes from Corneila A.P. Comer in The Atlantic in 1911.
While it is true that today’s youth may not use a payphone or the Dewey Decimal System, there is solid research showing that their increased access to technology makes kids today more empathetic.
This increased level of empathy has generated a call to action among the next generation. They see a need and quickly find a way to meet it.
One of the exercises we do with the kids staying here at the shelter is to have them write an “About Me” poster. Looking at one of the girl’s posters, my heart broke as I read that Kaemanle was most thankful for her mom and food and most disappointed when she thought about her dad. And yet, by taking the brave step to leave an abusive situation and come to SafeHaven, Kaemanle’s mom has helped to ensure she is not only in a safe place, but has three healthy meals a day and resources to help her deal with her emotions so she can break the pattern of domestic abuse.
It is needs like Kaemanle’s that today’s youth identify through social and traditional media, volunteering, and education programs that make them decide they want to get involved.
This month we are proud to feature two incredible kids who stepped up to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence. I dare you to read their stories and not be inspired.
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6. June, 2013PostsComments Off
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17. May, 2013PostsComments Off
The third annual SafeHaven Charity Ride raised $8,600 to help victims of domestic violence in Tarrant County. The May 4th ride from Fort Worth to Hard 8 in Stephenville and back was organized by Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Test Unit and benefits SafeHaven of Tarrant County. Look closely and you will see SafeHaven board member Scott Turnage joined this year’s ride.
Thanks to Bill Coutts for organizing the ride and a special thanks to Ken Gigliotti for choosing the route and leading the ride, to ride captains Sherman Johnson and Jim Weir, and to everyone who made this ride a success.
7. May, 2013PostsComments Off
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time is running out to register for the EWGA Long Shot Invitational Golf Tournament, which is benefiting SafeHaven of Tarrant County.
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30. April, 2013PostsComments Off
From CBS 11
HURST (CBSDFW.COM) - A man thought to be upset over an ended relationship opened fire on his ex-wife and another man outside of a house in Hurst on Sunday night.
Police and paramedics were called to the home in the 700 block of Thousand Oaks Drive at Oak Creek Drive after 10:00 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found a man and woman with multiple gunshot wounds in the front yard.
Despite their injuries, they and witnesses were able to identify the man who had shot them as 32-year-old Lenar Corales.
Corales was found a short distance away and was taken into custody. He now faces capital murder charges. “We’re collecting evidence, processing the scene, detectives are interviewing witnesses and talking to the person we have detained, and trying to pull it all together and wrap everything up,” said Lt. Mark Schwobel with the Hurst Police Department.
The man and woman, whose identities haven’t been released, were taken to a local hospital and are in serious condition. Despite their serious injuries, police expect the two to survive.
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