Texas Tribune Features SafeHaven

Allyson Ortegon | Texas Tribune Click here to read article on texastribune.org. In the days leading up to Tarrant County’s order to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic, SafeHaven — a domestic violence service provider — saw a spike in hotline calls. But by the end of March, when millions of Texans were stuck inside to avoid spreading COVID-19 and enduring …

CBS DFW Features SafeHaven

Brooke Katz | CBS DFW Click here to watch the corresponding video. TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – While residents are being asked to stay home in order to stay safe, times are now even more dangerous for those in abusive relationships. “There’s just so much more opportunity for an abuser to abuse, and for a victim not to get out and get …

CBS DFW Features Purple Party

Click here to see video. CBS DFW featured SafeHaven and Vice President of Development, Emily Hancock, on turning our annual Purple Party fundraiser into a virtual event during COVID-19.

COVID19: March 24 Update

This morning we heard the call from County Judge Glen Whitley, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, and Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams to stay at home, and we were in discussion with Tarrant County officials prior to the announcement to decide what measures we would take if a shelter in place order was made. We are taking the mandatory 6-foot distancing …

We Can Do Hard Things

When you meet Kathryn Jacob, you learn pretty quickly how analytical she is. Everything she does has a reason – every step she takes is carefully planned. After all, she’s a mom of three kiddos under 10-years-old, and not to mention, the CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, a multi-faceted domestic violence service provider offering safety and necessary resources to …

Legacy of Women Ends after 27 Years

Hello SafeHaven Supporters! Although it is already March 4, it still feels like the beginning of the year here at SafeHaven – the beginning of a lot of things, really.  We moved into our new, official headquarters building in mid-January and we have been busy settling into the space and nailing down the ideas and concepts we have turned into …

SafeHaven Headquarters

Below you can find a list of frequently asked questions about our move to Arlington! What is your new address?1010 N. Center Street,Arlington, TX 76011*Beginning today, all mail should be sent to this addressWhy are you moving?SafeHaven is growing quite literally every day. This new office building allows us to continue this growth and make room for new programs and …

Santa’s Sack 2019

Donate toys and gifts to benefit moms and kids finding safety in SafeHaven shelters! Women escaping domestic violence often leave everything behind to find safety at SafeHaven of Tarrant County. SafeHaven’s annual Santa’s Sack gift drive collects donations of gifts for kids and moms from December 6-14. Santa’s Sack donations allow moms and children staying at SafeHaven shelters to select …

Honoring Tarrant County Victims

Each year, domestic violence ends the lives of Tarrant County women and children. These losses, in turn, devastate families and distress communities. The Texas Council on Family Violence documents the narratives of victims of intimate partner violence homicides to both honor those whose lives are lost to domestic violence and to inform our work to close system gaps and change …

Start By Believing: 2019

Op-Ed: SafeHaven President and CEO, Kathryn Jacob, explains the mission behind the Start By Believing campaign and how you can be a better advocate for survivors in Tarrant County. Malebo Sephodi is a development worker and social commentator on issues of gender – she is an acclaimed author who speaks at various conferences around the globe.  Perhaps the thing she …