Kathryn Jacob Named New President/CEO

Kathryn Jacob, MSW, has been named the new President/CEO of SafeHaven, the nonprofit agency which operates the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence shelters in Tarrant County.  Jacob comes to SafeHaven from the Housing Crisis Center of Dallas, Texas, where she served as its Executive Director for the past five years.  She fills the post vacated by the retirement of …

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Momentous Supreme Court Ruling Will Save Lives

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauded the Supreme Court in ruling that people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns. They also ruled that this law can be enforced even in states where no proof of physical force is required to support the domestic violence charge. “In 2012, six Tarrant County women were …

Ana’s Baskets

Domestic violence victims have to leave everything behind in order to seek safety.  The majority of the victims and their children enter the shelter with just the clothes on their back.  When they leave  shelter to proceed with a violence free and successful life, they have to start over purchasing everyday necessities, which can become very costly.  Ana’s baskets are …

Fort Worth shelter suffers extensive damage from broken pipe

Early Tuesday, March 4, SafeHaven’s Fort Worth shelter suffered significant water damage after a fire sprinkler pipe burst. The entire lower floor, which holds the shelter’s daycare, activity room and FWISD self-contained school, sat under about six inches of standing water and remains completely unusable with walls, ceilings, fixtures and furnishings destroyed.

Are you in an abusive relationship?

Are you in an abusive relationship? Call our 24 Hour Hotline at 1-877-701-SAFE (7233) If you are in immediate danger, call 911. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological.

Teens learn to stand up to dating violence because of a dare

Cornerstone Crossroads Academy and Linda Jobe Middle School students benefit from one woman’s dare to make the world better February 24, 2014 — According to loveisrespect.org, one in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a partner. Perhaps even more shocking, only 33{18491fa3714fea8d08d95590ffb001d1ade5097a5805c7edbc7ff5963444cfd9} of teens who were in an abusive relationship …

Report shows family violence fatalities increased in December

2013 ended tragically. Suzanne Parsons was stabbed to death Monday afternoon at a RE/MAX real estate office on Heritage Trace Parkway near Alliance Town Center.  On Tuesday, Parsons’ ex-husband John St. Angelo was arrested after a five-hour standoff with police. St. Angelo is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife.  (Read the January 1st Star Telegram report.) According to a 2012 …