Save 20{18491fa3714fea8d08d95590ffb001d1ade5097a5805c7edbc7ff5963444cfd9} for 10 Days at over 100 merchants with SafeHaven’s HeartCard

SafeHaven’s annual HeartCard is back and savvy shoppers across Tarrant County are ready! This $55 card gives shoppers a 20{18491fa3714fea8d08d95590ffb001d1ade5097a5805c7edbc7ff5963444cfd9} discount on their total purchase at over 100 Tarrant County merchants for ten days (October 21-30).

The Power of a Birthday Party- Thank you Birthday Party Project!

When I asked around the office for a fun story or volunteer project to highlight this week, several coworkers recommended the Birthday Party Project without hesitation and a BIG smile.  Within minutes, my inbox was inundated with stories, special memories, photos, and overwhelming thanks for this non-profit that volunteers at our emergency shelters. In just a few hours every month, this …

SafeHaven will meet you where you are

From the desk of Kathryn Jacob, SafeHaven CEO There was a murder in Granbury last week. According to investigators, Tommy George Dooley shot his wife, LaVera Aiken Dooley, at point blank range while she was on the phone with 9-1-1. They were an older couple who had only recently married. LaVera’s last breaths could reportedly be heard on the 9-1-1 call. I know SafeHaven needs to comment on …

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 …

When athletes make hits off the field, we can’t be silent

In the last two weeks, domestic violence dominated sports headlines. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for the first two games of this season for dragging his unconscious fiancée from an elevator, or technically, “violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following his off-season arrest for domestic violence.”  After a barrage of media attention, five months after the incident, …

Ex-boyfriend arrested in Fort Worth triple homicide

June 4, 2014 –Cynthia Serrano, 48, her sister, 35-year-old Cathy de Leon, and daughter, 21-year-old April Serrano  were found dead in their Fort Worth home on Tuesday morning.  Later that evening, The Fort Worth Police Department issued an arrest warrant for capital murder and arrested Cedric McGinns, who is listed in police reports as the ex-boyfriend of one of the …

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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 …

Ana’s Baskets

Domestic violence victims have to leave everything behind in order to seek safety.  The majority of the victims and their children enter the shelter with just the clothes on their back.  When they leave  shelter to proceed with a violence free and successful life, they have to start over purchasing everyday necessities, which can become very costly.  Ana’s baskets are …