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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 Announces 2015 Legacy of Women Honorees

SafeHaven proudly announces the honorees for its 2015 Legacy of Women awards.  The 15 Tarrant County women, selected for accomplishments in their respective fields of arts, business, education, health and human services, and volunteerism, will be honored at the 23rd Annual Legacy of Women awards luncheon on October 1, 2015 at the Renaissance Worthington Fort Worth Hotel.  Proceeds from the …

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 …

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 …

Yes, it is domestic violence

In a June 5 Star Telegram story reporting the arrest of Cedric McGinnis for the brutal murder of  April Serrano; her mother, Cynthia Serrano; and her aunt, Kathy DeLeon, a Fort Worth police sergeant is quoted as saying, “We have no indication that this is a domestic-violence-related case. Family members and friends told us that McGinnis and April had dated …