With thanksgiving we share our stories

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 …

Love Mayor Price’s Purple Purse. Hate why she’s carrying it

Fort Worth Mayor to carry purple purse to raise awareness for domestic violence Mayor Price will be carrying a purple purse for a week to support SafeHaven of Tarrant County’s participation inThe Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge. SafeHaven of Tarrant County is one of only 146 organizations across the nation selected to participate in the challenge, a five week campaign …

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 …