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How to receive legal help

February 17, 2020

Did you know that Genesis offers free legal services to clients in Dallas County? The Genesis Legal Department has attorneys on staff that can represent Genesis clients in her family law case.  If you are a woman who has experienced intimate partner violence and is seeking legal services for your divorce, custody case or protective…

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What is a Coordinated Community Response?

February 10, 2020

At Genesis, we are grateful to be part of a community that offers many different avenues of support for those experiencing domestic violence. Police officers, prosecutors, advocates, healthcare professionals and other invested community members strive to provide the best services possible for victims while holding offenders accountable. In order to accomplish that goal, we work…

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising!

February 3, 2020

At Genesis, helping women who have experienced domestic violence is our core mission. We know that there is hope, and with your help we can end domestic violence. New as of today, you can create and personalize your own fundraising page and invite family and friends to contribute! This is known as Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising. …

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How to receive legal help

February 17, 2020

Did you know that Genesis offers free legal services to clients in Dallas County? The Genesis Legal Department has attorneys on staff that can represent Genesis clients in her family law case.  If you are a woman who has experienced intimate partner violence and is seeking legal services for your divorce, custody case or protective…

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What is a Coordinated Community Response?

February 10, 2020

At Genesis, we are grateful to be part of a community that offers many different avenues of support for those experiencing domestic violence. Police officers, prosecutors, advocates, healthcare professionals and other invested community members strive to provide the best services possible for victims while holding offenders accountable. In order to accomplish that goal, we work…

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising!

February 3, 2020

At Genesis, helping women who have experienced domestic violence is our core mission. We know that there is hope, and with your help we can end domestic violence. New as of today, you can create and personalize your own fundraising page and invite family and friends to contribute! This is known as Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising. …

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Dear friends & family: leaving abuse

January 27, 2020

One of the most common calls we get at Genesis is concerned friends and family asking how to best help their loved one get away from the abuse she is experiencing. These callers are usually scared, angry and confused, and feel helpless and overwhelmed. They have lots of questions, and ask how to get their…

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Shame & Domestic Violence

January 20, 2020

“Should” is shame; use of the word “should” indicates a shame statement is to follow. I should be thinner. I should read more. I should watch less TV. I should be stronger. I should be a better mom. I should be able to handle this. I should have known. I should have left. I should…

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Revenge Porn as an Abuse Tactic

January 13, 2020

When we talk about the different tactics abusers use to inflict power, control and pain on their partners within intimate relationships, we often focus on verbal, physical or financial abuse. But our connected, digital world has produced a new kind of abuse that many women experience but often feel shame and embarrassment around: revenge porn.…

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How to navigate a divorce or custody battle

January 6, 2020

The process of divorce or establishing custody of children is an intimidating and difficult process for all people. Going through litigation with an abusive partner often only amplifies these emotions and experiences. Within the Genesis Legal Program, we firmly believe that preparation is key. The more you can prepare for court, the less anxiety you…

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New Year, New You?

December 30, 2019

If you’re one of the 40% to 45% of Americans who make a New Year’s resolution each year, chances are you probably want to focus on your physical health. Some goals consistently stay in the top 10 list of New Year’s resolutions, including dieting or eating healthier, exercising more, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol.…

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When a Survivor Enters Emergency Shelter

December 23, 2019

As an advocate who has worked at Genesis’ emergency shelter for seven years, I meet a variety of women from wide backgrounds. Regardless of where they come from, they all have one thing in common: they left an abusive situation, often in a hurry with only the clothes on their backs. Even if they were…

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Genesis STAR: Students Tackle Abusive Relationships

December 16, 2019

It is a staggering fact that one in three girls between the ages of 16 and 24 will experience dating violence. At Genesis, we recognize the importance of educating teenagers about healthy relationships, particularly during a time in their lives when they may not be eager to discuss uncomfortable topics with their parents or teachers.…

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