Women’s History Month

A Note from our CEO this Women’s History Month As some of you know, in 2000-2001, I had the opportunity to serve in the United States Peace Corps in Turkmenistan – a country not known for the wonderful way it treats women.  Turkmenistan, like its Central Asian neighbors, is deeply rooted in patriarchy and conservative tradition.  Ironically, it is also the …

Volunteer Spotlight: Alpha Chi Omega

Volunteer Spotlight: The University of Texas Arlington, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority This month we are excited to highlight a group of women who continue to support SafeHaven and the families we serve by giving back every opportunity they can.  The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega at University of Texas Arlington have been a fixture of SafeHaven and it’s hard to …

SafeHaven Housing Program

SafeHaven’s Program Highlight: Housing What is the SafeHaven Housing Program? Our housing program helps families as they transition from life in the emergency shelter to the new challenges of housing assistance.  When a family comes to our emergency shelter, we know that it is not forever and that starting over can be overwhelming.  In order to provide our families with …

SafeHaven Program Highlight: Prevention Team

This month we are excited to share information about our constantly evolving prevention program that makes up one of the key pieces in our mission as we work to end domestic violence in our community. What is the Prevention Team? The prevention team at SafeHaven is comprised of eight employees, led by Eric May, who have established and now execute …

Stories that Inspire Hope: Creating Community

We are honored to have a story shared by one of our SafeHaven family staff!  Thank you, Mary Beth for taking the time to share this story that inspires hope and reminds us that the work we are doing makes a lasting impact in the community.  Autumn 2009 Newsletter Client finds strength to move on through shelter services Mary Beth …

2016 Santa’s Sack Results

Thank you for bringing joy to so many this holiday at Santa’s Sack! As December rolls around each year, SafeHaven staff and volunteers put on their elf hats and get to work to make the holidays a time of magic for the families that come to SafeHaven in search of safety.  It is humbling and inspiring to see the level of …

Meet the Crisis and Outreach Team

We are thrilled to share that 2017 will mark the one year anniversary of our SafeHaven Crisis and Outreach program, and we couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments and extra efforts in joining our mission. This outspoken and energetic team are the first people that a person would meet upon walking in to One Safe Place (the Fort Worth …

TCU Nature of Giving

SafeHaven Selected as Grant Recipient of TCU Philanthropy Class  SafeHaven has received a special grant of $8,000 from students in TCU’s John V. Roach Honors College course “Nature of Giving.” The class distributed $75,000 in funding to 7 different nonprofit agencies in a special ceremony on December 9th, including their gift to support legal service fees for SafeHaven clients. Over the course …

Volunteer Spotlight- The Jiggle Butt Run

We would like to introduce you to the women that are making a difference in our community one walker at a time.  The “Jiggle Butt Ladies” have been working for 11 years to make a difference in the Arlington community and continue to bring smiles to almost 2,000 women every year while celebrating their jiggle! The Jiggle Butt Run Committee …

In the Eyes of a Child

Survivors Among Us Stories that Inspire Hope Joshua walked into the play therapy room to meet play therapist, Ms. Sonia at SafeHaven; he felt uncomfortable and withdrawn.  As a child witness to domestic violence, Joshua struggled to understand concepts like safety and trust due to trauma witnessed at home.  Kindergarten had been especially hard for him, fear manifested as anger, bursts of aggression, sadness, …