Bruncheon Host Committee

June 30, 2022
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Is your agency prepared to support LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Survivors?

June 9, 2022

Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault. All three of these come with a very specific image in mind. One that often puts women as the victim and men as the abuser. While this image is not inaccurate, it does fail to reflect the broad impact domestic violence has on our communities and our society,…

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Supporting Children who are Abused

April 18, 2022

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in America. Sadly, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the US each year. Studies also show that 60-70% of homes where a woman is abused by her partner, the children are abused as well. And children who were exposed to violence in the home are 15 times more likely…

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Part III: How Children Can Heal from the Effects of Domestic Violence

November 12, 2018

“Don’t give up on yourself and your children. Healing takes time, but it does happen.”- Lundy Bancroft This is the third part of a series dedicated to domestic violence and children: Part I: how domestic violence impacts children Part II: how to talk to children about domestic violence   According to the Childhood Domestic Violence…

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“It Can’t Happen Here.”

November 5, 2018

When I share about my job as a women and children’s therapist at Genesis, people are often surprised at the prevalence of domestic violence in Dallas and across the country. I usually hear versions of the same statement: “That can’t be  happening in my [church, school, job, community, etc.].” I hate to be the bearer…

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Domestic Violence in Later Life

October 29, 2018

At Genesis Women’s Shelter, we know that domestic violence is an equal opportunity epidemic. There are no neighborhoods or socioeconomic groups that abuse doesn’t touch, nor is it restricted to specific age groups. According to the National Council on Aging, 10% of Americans aged 60 and up have experienced some form of abuse. The actual…

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How Young Professionals can Get Involved with a Nonprofit in Dallas

October 22, 2018

Let’s imagine for a moment: you’re a 20- or 30-something who wants to give back to the community. Amidst a sea of like-minded young professionals in Dallas, where can you make the greatest impact? How young professionals can get involved in a Dallas nonprofit In 2001, the Genesis Young Leaders auxiliary was founded as an…

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The profile of an abuser

October 15, 2018

Many women who come to Genesis for support end up asking the question “How can I learn to spot an abusive man at the beginning of a potential relationship?” The truth is, a perpetrator of domestic violence doesn’t always look like a scary monster. It’s rarely obvious that someone is abusive in the early stages…

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Is Your Relationship Healthy?

October 8, 2018

Carrie sat in her house, alone, replaying in her mind the argument she had with her husband before he slammed the door and left. Carrie wondered what she had done to make him so upset. “Things had gotten out of hand,” she thought. “He has a hard time controlling his anger,” she thought. “Sure, it…

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The Hidden Costs of Escaping Domestic Violence

October 1, 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, we fight every day to give women and children in abusive situations a way out. Domestic violence impacts one in three women in Texas – more than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. And in all domestic violence cases, financial abuse is…

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What to Expect When Calling the Hotline

September 24, 2018

For many domestic violence survivors, making the decision to seek shelter can be extremely difficult. Oftentimes, survivors may not know where to turn, but one of the most important steps toward safety is calling the shelter emergency hotline. The Genesis crisis hotline operates 24/7 and is always answered by a person – not a recording…

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Why victims of domestic violence recant

September 17, 2018

Sara was terrified as Jason chased her around the kitchen island. She was terrified as he pushed her into the hallway wall and threatened to kill her. In the middle of her terror, Sara fought to survive, making it to the phone in the living room and calling 911. When the police arrived at her…

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Be Her First Step away from abuse this Giving Day

September 10, 2018

September 20th marks the tenth annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Nearly $200 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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