Spotlight: Genesis Alliance

February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

For more than 20 years, the women of the Genesis Alliance have served as the backbone of our organization. We often refer to them as our original kitchen table ambassadors – raising awareness about domestic violence at every turn, from the kitchen table to the corporate boardroom. Our Alliance members come from all walks of…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Genesis’ teens are focused on educating their peers about healthy relationships. Students Tackle Abusive Relationships (STAR) is a group for high school students who are committed to breaking the cycle of generational domestic violence by raising awareness so they can educate themselves and their friends. At Genesis,…

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Part III: Breaking the Cycle

January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN VIOLENCE TOWARDS ANIMALS AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS PEOPLE This guest blog was written originally for the SPCA of Texas by Marlo Clingman. It is part of a series; Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here. WARNING: In this series of posts, the SPCA of Texas addresses some deeply serious issues surrounding the…

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Spotlight: Genesis Alliance

February 11, 2019

For more than 20 years, the women of the Genesis Alliance have served as the backbone of our organization. We often refer to them as our original kitchen table ambassadors – raising awareness about domestic violence at every turn, from the kitchen table to the corporate boardroom. Our Alliance members come from all walks of…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 1, 2019

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Genesis’ teens are focused on educating their peers about healthy relationships. Students Tackle Abusive Relationships (STAR) is a group for high school students who are committed to breaking the cycle of generational domestic violence by raising awareness so they can educate themselves and their friends. At Genesis,…

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Part III: Breaking the Cycle

January 28, 2019

UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN VIOLENCE TOWARDS ANIMALS AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS PEOPLE This guest blog was written originally for the SPCA of Texas by Marlo Clingman. It is part of a series; Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here. WARNING: In this series of posts, the SPCA of Texas addresses some deeply serious issues surrounding the…

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Privilege Law and Domestic Violence

January 21, 2019

Effective September 1, 2017, the Texas legislature passed H.B. 3649, a law protecting the communications between domestic violence victims and their advocates at domestic violence shelters. The intention behind the law is simple: abusers should not have, through criminal or civil subpoena, access to the records kept by domestic violence shelters of the person they…

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Genesis HeROs: A Band of Brothers

January 14, 2019

Eight years ago, a group of men came together to address a challenging question: how can we end violence against women and children in our community? Those men became the founding members of our Genesis HeROs (He Respects Others) auxiliary, rallying hundreds to band together and join their movement. Our HeROs are true heroes in…

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New Year, New You?

January 7, 2019

As we turn the page to 2019, it’s customary to start January by reflecting on goals and aspirations for the new year. Whether you want to clean out your closet, redo your home décor or get involved with volunteering, Genesis has opportunities to fit your needs for the new year.   Clean Out Your Closet…

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Three Reasons to Make a Year-End Contribution

December 31, 2018

Originally written for My Sweet Charity Genesis Women’s Shelter relies on the generosity of our community year-round to keep our operations running. Because of the kindness of our volunteers and donors, more than 2,500 woman and children who have experienced domestic violence will walk through our doors this year alone to receive critical life-saving services.…

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What (you shouldn’t have) to Expect When You’re Expecting

December 24, 2018

At any given time, as I scroll through facebook I see multiple friends and family’s post-pregnancy and birth announcements. I smile as I think about the excitement around gender reveal parties, baby showers, decorating nurseries and choosing names. These little bundles of joy can bring… well, so much joy, but as most parents can attest,…

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Part II: Breaking the Cycle

December 17, 2018

Understanding the connection between violence towards animals and violence towards people This guest blog was written originally for the SPCA of Texas by Marlo Clingman. It is part of a series; Part I can be found here. WARNING: In this series of posts, the SPCA of Texas addresses some deeply serious issues surrounding the connection between…

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Budgeting as a Single Parent

December 10, 2018

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned Parenting is a tough full-time job that doesn’t pay financially, and millions of Americans do it alone these days. This is a pressing issue for many survivors of domestic abuse who may be starting over and learning to manage a household solo. In addition to the difficult work of healing from…

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