When Love is Blind: What Teens Don’t See in an Abusive Relationship

October 19, 2020

Close your eyes and think back to adolescence. Is it a sun-kissed day at the beach? Maybe catching fireflies on a lazy, summer night? As we grow into young adulthood, those fond memories might begin to be punctuated by nostalgic thoughts of love. However, memories for many teenagers are dark recollections of punches, verbal degradation…

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“Why do you only serve women?”

October 12, 2020

At Genesis, we recognize that men and women alike can experience intimate partner violence, but we focus only on serving women. Why? Because Genesis is aware of the unique needs and vulnerabilities of women and children seeking our services. It is our mission to end domestic violence, which will take all facets of society working…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5, 2020

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), created by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, began as a single “Day of Unity” in 1981. By October 1987, the first full DVAM was observed: the same year, the first national domestic violence toll-free hotline was launched. In 1989, the U.S. Congress officially designated October as National Domestic Violence…

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Teenage girls

When Love is Blind: What Teens Don’t See in an Abusive Relationship

October 19, 2020

Close your eyes and think back to adolescence. Is it a sun-kissed day at the beach? Maybe catching fireflies on a lazy, summer night? As we grow into young adulthood, those fond memories might begin to be punctuated by nostalgic thoughts of love. However, memories for many teenagers are dark recollections of punches, verbal degradation…

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“Why do you only serve women?”

October 12, 2020

At Genesis, we recognize that men and women alike can experience intimate partner violence, but we focus only on serving women. Why? Because Genesis is aware of the unique needs and vulnerabilities of women and children seeking our services. It is our mission to end domestic violence, which will take all facets of society working…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5, 2020

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), created by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, began as a single “Day of Unity” in 1981. By October 1987, the first full DVAM was observed: the same year, the first national domestic violence toll-free hotline was launched. In 1989, the U.S. Congress officially designated October as National Domestic Violence…

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Volunteering during a pandemic

Volunteering during a pandemic

September 28, 2020

Volunteers are not only amazing for nonprofits – they’re essential, and Genesis is proof of this. Because of the dedication of our volunteers, our doors have remained open and our lights have stayed on for more than 35 years, allowing us to provide safety, shelter and support to victims of domestic violence – even during…

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When There Are Nine: A Challenge from Justice Ginsburg

September 21, 2020

With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week, we are reminded of the tremendous value her life’s work has contributed to women’s rights. While we join humanity in mourning the loss of her indomitable spirit in conversations of equality, freedom and justice, we are swiftly reminded more so of the debt…

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Trauma on a child's brain

The Impact of Trauma on the Brain

September 15, 2020

September 17 marks the 12th annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Nearly $300 million dollars have been raised through Giving Day, strengthening nonprofits to build safer, more vibrant neighborhoods in the North Texas community. Genesis Women’s Shelter relies on Giving Day to raise critical funds for women and…

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Announcing new Capital Campaign!

Announcing plans for New $15 Million Facility

September 8, 2020

Last week at its 27th Genesis Annual Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Nicole Kidman, Genesis announced plans for a new $15 million facility. Since its inception in 1985, Genesis Women’s Shelter has been providing safety, shelter and support for women and children who have experienced domestic violence, and raising awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact.…

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Two young boys on playground

COVID and Child Custody

August 31, 2020

COVID-19 has turned our worlds upside down and with the start of school, dinner tables have become classrooms and parents have become teachers. When it comes to child custody and the court system, COVID has created lots of questions. Our attorneys at Genesis practice in the Dallas County Family Courts exclusively, so please be advised…

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Trauma and Eating Disorders

Trauma and Eating Disorders

August 24, 2020

“Why doesn’t she just leave?” is often a misinformed question that is continually posed about women who stay in abusive relationships. “Why can’t she just eat?” is another misguided question, but is geared towards individuals who have an eating disorder and is often seen as a more acceptable question to ask. Although societal awareness of…

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“How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?”

“How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?”

August 17, 2020

How many times have you gone to the polls, waited in line, cast your ballot and attached an “I VOTED” sticker without ever giving a thought to how you got the right to vote in the first place? Democracy in America began in the late 1700s by granting the right to vote to a narrow…

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