SafeHaven Featured: Fort Worth Magazine

Since March, the amount of domestic violence homicides reported in Tarrant County has exceeded the total number of cases reported in 2019. SafeHaven, the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence service provider in the county, is doing all that it can to prevent these homicides from happening while simultaneously supporting survivors of abusive relationships.  When the pandemic first began, SafeHaven saw …

COVID-19 Hotline Calls

As the only local state-designated family violence center, SafeHaven manages Tarrant County’s only domestic violence hotline. The hotline is answered by trained professionals 24/7/365. In a normal year, we receive about 65 calls per day on average. Since SafeHaven provides not just shelter but much more, we get all kinds of calls with all kinds of requests. Not all 65 …

SafeHaven Featured: New York Times

Read the full New York Times article and photo diary here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/opinion/sunday/domestic-violence-coronavirus.html

Nichole Masters-Henry Named Chief Services Officer

SafeHaven of Tarrant County is thrilled to announce the addition of Nichole Masters-Henry to its senior leadership team as the agency’s Chief Services Officer. Henry brings more than 20 years of nonprofit and social services experience to the new role. “We are so excited to welcome Nichole Masters-Henry to the SafeHaven senior leadership team as our new Chief Services Officer,” …

360 West Features Kathryn Jacob

Babs Rodriguez | 360 West Kathryn Jacob aims to keep women and children who seek shelter from domestic violence safe — and healthy Over an arc of 10 days in March, phone calls to the Tarrant County domestic violence hotline surged to more than 80 per day before dwindling to half that many. Slowly, they have returned to the usual …

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 …