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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Give Safe and Stay Safe: A Commitment to Genesis Donors, Clients and the Community

April 11, 2022

Genesis exists because of people like you who care about and contribute to our mission to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact. We are immensely grateful to receive the generous support of our community year after year. At Genesis,…

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Women’s History Month and the History of the Domestic Violence Movement

March 14, 2022

Throughout history, women have made numerous and essential contributions to the evolution of humankind and society. However, these contributions have often been yielded invisible or trivialized. As such, since 1981, a version of Women’s History Month has been celebrated to highlight the unique and groundbreaking work of women throughout history. Central to these accomplishments are…

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Healing Through Fun

August 20, 2018

August is National Family Fun Month, and there is still time to celebrate! Falling at the end of the summer, August is a time to remember the importance of having fun together as a family and with others. But for families impacted by domestic violence, this can seem trivial and impossible to achieve. At Genesis…

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National Thrift Shop Day

August 13, 2018

National #ThriftShopDay is this Friday, August 17, and what better way to celebrate than by stopping by our Benefit Thrift Store! We have furniture, books, men’s and women’s clothes, shoes, purses, accessories and more. For more than 25 years, the Genesis Benefit Thrift Store has been making incredible contributions to the Dallas community. More than 400 local…

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Three Steps to Celebrate National Nonprofit Day

August 6, 2018

Next Friday, August 17, is National Nonprofit Day, and there’s still time to get involved! At Genesis, we love and appreciate our volunteers every day. Especially on National Nonprofit Day, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of change-makers to come together to tackle domestic violence. Genesis is so grateful for our…

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Twenty Questions That Can Save Her Life

July 30, 2018

“I hate this piece of paper.” My client spoke the words calmly, but her body language conveyed another message — head down, shoulders pulled forward, muscles tense. She had said out-loud what other clients think, but don’t say, about the one-page document called the Danger Assessment. Containing twenty yes or no questions, answered in mere…

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Part II: How to talk to children about domestic violence

July 23, 2018

The blog below is the second in a two-part series. The first part, how domestic violence impacts children, can be found here. According to the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, domestic violence may be the single major precursor to child abuse in this country. Additionally, one in three high school girls reports…

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Part I: How Domestic Violence Impacts Children

July 16, 2018

The blog below is the first in a two-part series. Check back next week to learn how to talk to your children about domestic violence. It is common to believe that children don’t see or hear everything that happens in the home. Maybe they were thought to be asleep when the abuse occurred, or they…

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Free Summer Activities to do with Your Kids

July 9, 2018

Summertime is in full swing, and with that comes all the free time in the world for children… but keeping your kids entertained throughout the summer with fun, new activities that are also budget friendly can be tough. Need some ideas? Below, we’ve listed some free activities to help remove “I’m bored” from your kids’…

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Giving Items to a Nonprofit

July 2, 2018

Since 1985, Genesis Women’s Shelter has been giving victims of abuse a safe way out of domestic violence. Genesis has never received government funding, instead relying on grants, corporations and individuals to help us in this endeavor. One easy and fun way to make a lasting impact in the lives of our women and children…

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A Gift from the Heavens: How Estate Planning Makes a Difference

June 25, 2018

Several months ago the phone rang with a message that all fundraisers love to hear – someone wanted to give us money! After a few moments, the conversation took on an even deeper meaning when I learned that the gift was actually a bequest to Genesis from a gentleman who had named the agency in…

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Why Does She Stay?

June 18, 2018

Why does she stay? It’s a phrase I remember saying several years ago, before I began working in the field of domestic violence, after hearing the news of another celebrity whose wife was standing by him after video of him assaulting her was released. Around the same time, a close family member began to open…

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