Not Just A Number: Christie

So many times we use statistics to show the urgency of domestic violence. One in the three women will experience domestic violence, 63 calls to the hotline every day, the list goes on and on. But what we always strive to remember is that each of those numbers is a life with a story, each story truly deserves to find …

Not Just A Number: Laila

So many times we use statistics to show the urgency of domestic violence. One in the three women will experience domestic violence, 63 calls to the hotline every day, the list goes on and on. But what we always strive to remember is that each of those numbers is a life with a story, each story truly deserves to find …

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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 …

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 …

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Momentous Supreme Court Ruling Will Save Lives

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauded the Supreme Court in ruling that people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns. They also ruled that this law can be enforced even in states where no proof of physical force is required to support the domestic violence charge. “In 2012, six Tarrant County women were …

Fort Worth shelter suffers extensive damage from broken pipe

Early Tuesday, March 4, SafeHaven’s Fort Worth shelter suffered significant water damage after a fire sprinkler pipe burst. The entire lower floor, which holds the shelter’s daycare, activity room and FWISD self-contained school, sat under about six inches of standing water and remains completely unusable with walls, ceilings, fixtures and furnishings destroyed.

Teens learn to stand up to dating violence because of a dare

Cornerstone Crossroads Academy and Linda Jobe Middle School students benefit from one woman’s dare to make the world better February 24, 2014 — According to loveisrespect.org, one in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a partner. Perhaps even more shocking, only 33{18491fa3714fea8d08d95590ffb001d1ade5097a5805c7edbc7ff5963444cfd9} of teens who were in an abusive relationship …