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How to receive legal help

February 17, 2020

Did you know that Genesis offers free legal services to clients in Dallas County? The Genesis Legal Department has attorneys on staff that can represent Genesis clients in her family law case.  If you are a woman who has experienced intimate partner violence and is seeking legal services for your divorce, custody case or protective…

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What is a Coordinated Community Response?

February 10, 2020

At Genesis, we are grateful to be part of a community that offers many different avenues of support for those experiencing domestic violence. Police officers, prosecutors, advocates, healthcare professionals and other invested community members strive to provide the best services possible for victims while holding offenders accountable. In order to accomplish that goal, we work…

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising!

February 3, 2020

At Genesis, helping women who have experienced domestic violence is our core mission. We know that there is hope, and with your help we can end domestic violence. New as of today, you can create and personalize your own fundraising page and invite family and friends to contribute! This is known as Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising. …

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1, 2019

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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Guest blog: Substance Abuse and Healthy Relationships

September 23, 2019

Guest blog written by Addiction Campuses exclusively for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Substance abuse does not cause domestic violence, whether the victim or perpetrator of violence is abusing drugs or alcohol. However, there is evidence linking substance abuse to approximately half of all reported intimate partner violence (IPV) events (Soper, 2014), which is cause…

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Why doesn't she just leave?

It’s here… NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY!

September 9, 2019

Watch the video to learn #WhySheStays. September 19 marks the eleventh annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Nearly $250 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…

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Volunteering with Genesis

September 2, 2019

Thinking about volunteering? Whether it is your first venture into volunteering or you are a seasoned helper, we would love to have you and your skillset at Genesis! Get started The process begins with filling out a volunteer application and background check online. Then, attend a volunteer orientation at the Genesis Outreach Office on Lemmon…

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Giving Goods to Genesis

The Impact of Giving Goods to Genesis

August 26, 2019

Can you imagine going to your first day of school without a backpack and the school supplies you need for the year ahead? We believe no child should go to school without the tools they need to succeed. At Genesis, we host a Back-to-School drive where our supporters bring donations of school supplies! Through this…

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Jan Langbein

Jeffrey Epstein’s Death: The Moral of the Story

August 20, 2019

Written by Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Many have argued that the recent death of Jeffrey Epstein, while in custody, is a result of a system failure – that perhaps he was not protected thoroughly or watched closely enough. This is not the story! We need to tell the true story…

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Guest blog: Happy National Humanitarian Day!

August 19, 2019

Introducing OuiCare by OuiPlease This blog post was written specifically for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support by OuiPlease. One of the most rewarding parts of seeing success in business is being able to use our resources and influence for good. This National Humanitarian Day, we at OuiPlease are celebrating by announcing our new social responsibility…

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What is reproductive coercion?

What is reproductive coercion?

August 12, 2019

On an episode of Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson (Arianna Grande’s fiancé at the time) jokingly stated that he switched out Arianna’s birth control with Tic Tacs. Much to the amusement of the audience, Davidson then followed his statement with, “I just want to make sure… that she cannot go anywhere.” But at Genesis, we…

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Safety Planning & Divorce

August 5, 2019

When a survivor of domestic violence is considering or undergoing a divorce, safety planning is a critical measure. Safety planning is simply implementing a strategy to maximize safety in an abusive relationship. For example, you might want to avoid the kitchen during a heated argument because of the potential weapons he could use against you.…

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ICYMI: Terry Crews Inspires at Genesis Annual Luncheon

July 29, 2019

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support hosted its 26th Genesis Annual Luncheon on Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Hilton Anatole. Actor, athlete and activist Terry Crews headlined as keynote speaker and reminded more than 1,300 people that “the most dangerous place in the world for a woman should not be in her own home.” Robyn…

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