I genuinely hope that you had a wonderful winter break, filled with lots of great food and time spent with family making memories.
For the past two months, our administrative offices have been working fervently to provide immediate needs to our shelter clients as you might have noticed from our very festive Facebook page, and we couldn’t be happier! From food donations for Thanksgiving, and holiday gifts for Santa’s Sack, we have had a holiday filled with joy, and we are grateful for all of your contributions. Thank you for helping us end the year with a huge success.
Just as quickly as we celebrated this holiday, though, everyone is aware that the new year brings new challenges and new opportunities. I can hear the buzz of personal resolutions from some of my coworkers right now. “Get healthy, finish that project I can’t seem to get to, go outside more, find a new hobby, stop procrastinating, etc.”
As an organization, we are no different. While we have enjoyed every minute of the holidays, we have also spent time in reflection- in reviewing our successes, our newest challenges, and identifying we can do to better serve the community in 2016.
At SafeHaven, we recognize that collaboration and open communication is a keystone in achieving our mission. SafeHaven works closely with Fort Worth ISD in prevention services and in providing classes at one of our shelters. We partner with local volunteers to make our shelters a therapeutic and welcoming environment. In 2015, we moved our administrative offices to a Family Justice Center called One Safe Place along with eight other domestic violence agencies to provide a centralized hub for survivors seeking assistance.
With that being said, this year, the staff at SafeHaven have committed to share information about current programs, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events through our website each week to ensure that you are in the loop as a collaborative partner as well. Make sure to check us out every Thursday to be kept up to date with what’s going on! If we work together as a community to end domestic violence, we can succeed.
From our SafeHaven family to yours, we would like to say Happy New Year, and we can’t wait for what 2016 has in store.
Director of Marketing and Communications
SafeHaven of Tarrant County