Understanding PTSD

May 17, 2021

What is PTSD? When a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, their brain enters what is called survival mode. In order to help them survive, their brain will switch off certain parts and turn on others, such as heightening senses and creating more adrenaline. The brain shuts down non-essential functions and focuses all its…

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Guest Blog: Family Violence Legislative Priorities

May 10, 2021

The Texas Legislative session is underway, and lawmakers are reviewing many bills related to family violence. Below are the Texas Council on Family Violence’s (TCFV) priorities for the 87th session, based on concerns identified by advocates, allied professionals, and survivors in Texas: State Budget: Secure full funding, as well as additional funds, to address capacity…

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Introducing our NEW 24/7 text support!

May 3, 2021

I thought I lost my phone the other day. I frantically searched under every pillow, every piece of furniture, and every drawer. I was frantic because my phone is my lifeline. Can you relate? Especially as a woman, my cell phone is integral for my safety. When it’s late and I’m walking to my car…

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Genesis Holiday

Give a gift card; change a life

November 2, 2020

Every year, Genesis is honored to partner with our incredible community members to provide holiday gifts to our clients and their children. As part of our Holiday Program, Genesis clients are asked what gifts they would like to receive and what items they need most. From handbags and sleepwear to diapers and dress-up clothes, our…

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Guest Post: ReadingGlasses.com Boosts Interview Confidence with Back-to-Work Eyewear Donation

October 26, 2020

At ReadingGlasses.com and Goo Goo Eyes of Dallas, we are excited about supporting the Genesis Women’s Shelter. It doesn’t take 20/20 eyesight to know the challenge is great, with so many in need of a helping hand right now. It is our sincere hope that by bringing additional resources to the fight against domestic violence,…

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Teenage girls

When Love is Blind: What Teens Don’t See in an Abusive Relationship

October 19, 2020

Close your eyes and think back to adolescence. Is it a sun-kissed day at the beach? Maybe catching fireflies on a lazy, summer night? As we grow into young adulthood, those fond memories might begin to be punctuated by nostalgic thoughts of love. However, memories for many teenagers are dark recollections of punches, verbal degradation…

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“Why do you only serve women?”

October 12, 2020

At Genesis, we recognize that men and women alike can experience intimate partner violence, but we focus only on serving women. Why? Because Genesis is aware of the unique needs and vulnerabilities of women and children seeking our services. It is our mission to end domestic violence, which will take all facets of society working…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5, 2020

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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Volunteering during a pandemic

Volunteering during a pandemic

September 28, 2020

Volunteers are not only amazing for nonprofits – they’re essential, and Genesis is proof of this. Because of the dedication of our volunteers, our doors have remained open and our lights have stayed on for more than 35 years, allowing us to provide safety, shelter and support to victims of domestic violence – even during…

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When There Are Nine: A Challenge from Justice Ginsburg

September 21, 2020

With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week, we are reminded of the tremendous value her life’s work has contributed to women’s rights. While we join humanity in mourning the loss of her indomitable spirit in conversations of equality, freedom and justice, we are swiftly reminded more so of the debt…

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Trauma on a child's brain

The Impact of Trauma on the Brain

September 15, 2020

September 17 marks the 12th annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Nearly $300 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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Announcing new Capital Campaign!

Announcing plans for New $15 Million Facility

September 8, 2020

Last week at its 27th Genesis Annual Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Nicole Kidman, Genesis announced plans for a new $15 million facility. Since its inception in 1985, Genesis Women’s Shelter has been providing safety, shelter and support for women and children who have experienced domestic violence, and raising awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact.…

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Two young boys on playground

COVID and Child Custody

August 31, 2020

COVID-19 has turned our worlds upside down and with the start of school, dinner tables have become classrooms and parents have become teachers. When it comes to child custody and the court system, COVID has created lots of questions. Our attorneys at Genesis practice in the Dallas County Family Courts exclusively, so please be advised…

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