North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day is coming up fast, and we need your help to make this year the best one yet! In 2018, you gave more than $40,000 to help survivors of domestic violence in your community – will you help even more women and children in 2019? Here’s how you can join the movement: Get up and give on …

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

“Why doesn’t she just leave?” How often do I get asked this question?  Sometimes in my reply, I try to turn it around and ask, “Why do men keep abusing their partners?”  I think that’s a valid question (and it’s a question SafeHaven is actively addressing through reformative programming – but that’s for another Op Ed piece!)  Most of the …

Domestic Violence Isn’t Always Physically Violent

“He wouldn’t let me work and didn’t give me access to our bank accounts.  Everyone told me to ‘just leave’, but without any money, how was that possible?  I thought about hiding some money here and there, but if he found out, well, that would be bad.” Financial abuse isn’t often what people think of when they hear the words …