Keeping your children entertained while social distancing

April 6, 2020

Social distancing, while necessary, can prove to be difficult, especially for those with children. Many young children, teenagers and parents are likely experiencing levels of confusion and frustration as their schedules and routines are disrupted. As parents, you may be worried that your child’s education will be hindered or that they will quickly become bored…

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Available resources amid COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Although it may be necessary, social distancing is not easy. If you’re like me, you may have experienced some anxiety or frustration or feel uncertain about the future. While this can be scary, it is important to know that you are not alone and there are places that you can turn to for resources and…

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Safety planning if you’re trapped at home

March 20, 2020

While many of us are currently practicing social distancing and staying inside our homes, victims of domestic violence who are trapped with abusers don’t have the luxury of feeling safe. At Genesis, one of the most critical services we provide is safety planning, where a licensed counselor helps a survivor think through practical changes that…

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Know-tifications: Social Media Safety and Domestic Violence

April 30, 2018

Likes, retweets, and comments pepper our phone screens all day long. Social media is an outlet for us to share the way we feel, instantly. Social media has also provided a platform for building domestic violence awareness, with the use of the hashtag #MeToo and #WhyIStayed, as well as providing resources for victims in dangerous…

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The Four C’s of Safety Planning

April 23, 2018

If someone’s life is in danger, the most important thing is having a plan. Whether a woman is attempting to leave a relationship or is in immediate danger, having a safety plan can make all the difference in the world. Safety planning with survivors of domestic violence is the most CRITICAL component of our work…

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Why I Choose to Be Her First Step: Tamara Boozell

April 16, 2018

I was raised in a volunteering home. As a child, my mother would take us every Saturday to help at a pop-up free health clinic set up by a family friend, Dr. Alice. We were also raised taking half our birthday gifts over to a local children’s home and spending the day playing with the…

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3 Steps to Get Involved with a Nonprofit for National Volunteer Week

April 9, 2018

Next week, April 15 – 21, 2018, is National Volunteer Week, and there’s still time to get involved! At Genesis, we love and appreciate our volunteers every day. Especially during National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of change-makers to come together to tackle domestic violence. Genesis is so…

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Genesis Annual Luncheon: 25 Years in the Making

April 2, 2018

In just six weeks, Genesis will welcome Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank to Dallas for the 25th Annual Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Luncheon. What started as a 100-person lunch and fashion show more than two decades ago has grown into a signature event of the Dallas luncheon scene, with nearly 1700 corporations, philanthropists, donors…

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The Conference on Crimes Against Women

March 26, 2018

The 13th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is quickly approaching, and with it comes a variety of new workshops, case studies, and computer labs to prevent and respond to all crimes against women. Created in partnership between Genesis Women’s Shelter and the Dallas Police Department, the mission of the Conference is to provide…

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Recognizing National Single Parent Day

March 19, 2018

We have all heard of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and even Grandparent’s Day, but there is another day that doesn’t get the recognition that it should: National Single Parent Day, which falls on March 21st every year. This day is meant to celebrate the 14 million single men and women who are raising children in…

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Gun Surrender – We Can Do More

March 12, 2018

Just a few weeks ago, the mayor of Dallas held a press conference at Genesis Women’s Shelter. His message was loud and clear: “we are not doing enough.” Mayor Rawlings’ comments were made in response to the Parkland shooting on February 14 in Florida that left 17 people, most of them high school students, dead.…

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Four Ways to Make a Difference on International Women’s Day

March 5, 2018

International Women’s Day is Thursday, March 8, 2018 – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Thanks to the Suffragettes’ tireless efforts toward gender equality, International Women’s Day was established in 1911. After more than 100 years, a single mindset remains the same: recognizing, honoring and celebrating the accomplishments…

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Teen Dating Violence – A Parent’s Perspective

February 26, 2018

Being a teenager today is complicated, but being the parent or guardian of a teenager? Whew! That job is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it’s the most important job we will ever have. As such, there are so many things that we try to educate our children about to protect them –…

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