SafeHaven News

COVID19: March 24 Update March 24, 2020 - 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 March 7, 2020 - 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 ...
Legacy of Women Ends after 27 Years March 4, 2020 - Hello SafeHaven Supporters! Although it is already March 4, it still feels like the beginning of the year here at SafeHaven – the beginning of a lot of things, really.  We moved into our new, official headquarters building in mid-January and we have been busy settling into the space and nailing down the ideas and concepts we have turned into ...
SafeHaven Headquarters January 16, 2020 - Below you can find a list of frequently asked questions about our move to Arlington! What is your new address?1010 N. Center Street,Arlington, TX 76011*Beginning today, all mail should be sent to this addressWhy are you moving?SafeHaven is growing quite literally every day. This new office building allows us to continue this growth and make room for new programs and ...
Santa’s Sack 2019 December 5, 2019 - Donate toys and gifts to benefit moms and kids finding safety in SafeHaven shelters! Women escaping domestic violence often leave everything behind to find safety at SafeHaven of Tarrant County. SafeHaven's annual Santa's Sack gift drive collects donations of gifts for kids and moms from December 6-14. Santa's Sack donations allow moms and children staying at SafeHaven shelters to select ...
Honoring Tarrant County Victims October 31, 2019 - Each year, domestic violence ends the lives of Tarrant County women and children. These losses, in turn, devastate families and distress communities. The Texas Council on Family Violence documents the narratives of victims of intimate partner violence homicides to both honor those whose lives are lost to domestic violence and to inform our work to close system gaps and change ...
Start By Believing: 2019 September 25, 2019 - Op-Ed: SafeHaven President and CEO, Kathryn Jacob, explains the mission behind the Start By Believing campaign and how you can be a better advocate for survivors in Tarrant County. Malebo Sephodi is a development worker and social commentator on issues of gender - she is an acclaimed author who speaks at various conferences around the globe.  Perhaps the thing she ...
North Texas Giving Day August 19, 2019 - North Texas Giving Day is coming up fast, and we need your help to make this year the best one yet! In 2018, you gave more than $40,000 to help survivors of domestic violence in your community - will you help even more women and children in 2019? Here's how you can join the movement: Get up and give on ...
Why Doesn’t She Just Leave? July 29, 2019 - “Why doesn’t she just leave?” How often do I get asked this question?  Sometimes in my reply, I try to turn it around and ask, “Why do men keep abusing their partners?”  I think that’s a valid question (and it’s a question SafeHaven is actively addressing through reformative programming - but that’s for another Op Ed piece!)  Most of the ...
2019 Legacy of Women Honorees Selected July 9, 2019 - Fort Worth, Texas – SafeHaven of Tarrant County is proud to announce the selection of 10 honorees for the 2019 Legacy of Women Award. The event is set to take place Friday, Oct. 18, at the Fort Worth Convention Center. 2019 marks the 27th year of Legacy of Women, which recognizes remarkable women in Tarrant County for their leadership, impact ...