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SafeHaven’s annual HeartCard is back and savvy shoppers across Tarrant County are ready! This $55 card gives shoppers a 20{18491fa3714fea8d08d95590ffb001d1ade5097a5805c7edbc7ff5963444cfd9} discount on their total purchase at over 100 Tarrant County merchants for ten days (October 21-30).

SafeHaven will meet you where you are

From the desk of Kathryn Jacob, SafeHaven CEO There was a murder in Granbury last week. According to investigators, Tommy George Dooley shot his wife, LaVera Aiken Dooley, at point blank range while she was on the phone with 9-1-1. They were an older couple who had only recently married. LaVera’s last breaths could reportedly be heard on the 9-1-1 call. I know SafeHaven needs to comment on …

Ray and Janay Rice back in the spotlight

What does that mean for domestic violence victims? With Ray Rice’s suspension overturned, his family is once again in the spotlight. Janay Rice spoke with Matt Lauer this morning on the Today Show, and some of her comments will spark discussions. We wanted to share our thoughts. While Ray Rice’s suspension was overturned, that doesn’t change the fact that he abused his …

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I turn lemons into lemonAID

and lemonade into caring CARSON’S STORY When I was six, my mom was the director of children’s programs for SafeHaven. She took me to the shelter and I came home wishing I could do something to help the kids there have more fun. I started a lemonade stand and raised $22 -not even enough to send one kid to SafeHaven’s …

Elvis Andrus hosts fall festival at SafeHaven shelter

Victims of domestic violence often leave everything behind to find safety. For children, this can mean leaving behind toys, books, and even Halloween costumes. Elvis Andrus and Claudia Aznar present $5,000 SafeHaven CEO Mary Lee Hafley That makes events like the fall festival hosted by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus and his girlfriend Claudia Aznar even more meaningful. Andrus and Aznar hosted …

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Honoring Texas Victims: 119 Women Killed in Texas in 2013

New Report Released During Domestic Violence Awareness Month Shows Increase in the Number of Women Killed in Texas, Increase in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with Dallas County having the Highest Per Capita Female Murder Rate in the state at 1:62,752    Fort Worth, Texas – October 6, 2014 – The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today released a new …

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Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Volunteers Breathe New Life into Fort Worth Shelter

Volunteers from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services breathed new life into a portion of SafeHaven of Tarrant County’s Fort Worth shelter Tuesday, September 9. The shelter was damaged earlier this year when a flood caused by a burst pipe rendered 40 percent of the building, including resident’s living quarters and student classrooms, unusable. SafeHaven provides a safe place for nearly 1,000 women …

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NFL takes a step in the right direction with new domestic violence policy

We want to commend the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell for responding to the outrage following the Ray Rice’s two-game suspension, which as Goodell has now admitted himself, was a mistake. The new policy isn’t perfect, but it is a step in the right direction. Some of the things this policy does well are: Increasing punishment for offenders, up to …

When athletes make hits off the field, we can’t be silent

In the last two weeks, domestic violence dominated sports headlines. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for the first two games of this season for dragging his unconscious fiancée from an elevator, or technically, “violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following his off-season arrest for domestic violence.”  After a barrage of media attention, five months after the incident, …

SafeHaven CEO announces plan to retire

Fort Worth, TX (July 1, 2014) –   SafeHaven of Tarrant County CEO Mary Lee Hafley announced that she will retire early next year. While her last day won’t be until February, 2015, she wanted to give the board plenty of time to find her successor. Board Chair Curt Osiek applauded Hafley’s long and distinguished career in the field of domestic …