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Revenge Porn as an Abuse Tactic

January 13, 2020

When we talk about the different tactics abusers use to inflict power, control and pain on their partners within intimate relationships, we often focus on verbal, physical or financial abuse. But our connected, digital world has produced a new kind of abuse that many women experience but often feel shame and embarrassment around: revenge porn.…

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How to navigate a divorce or custody battle

January 6, 2020

The process of divorce or establishing custody of children is an intimidating and difficult process for all people. Going through litigation with an abusive partner often only amplifies these emotions and experiences. Within the Genesis Legal Program, we firmly believe that preparation is key. The more you can prepare for court, the less anxiety you…

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New Year, New You?

December 30, 2019

If you’re one of the 40% to 45% of Americans who make a New Year’s resolution each year, chances are you probably want to focus on your physical health. Some goals consistently stay in the top 10 list of New Year’s resolutions, including dieting or eating healthier, exercising more, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol.…

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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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Announcing the Heart-to-Heart Program for Monthly Giving

July 22, 2019

“Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts.” -unknown The Genesis Heart-to-Heart program (H2H) represents a community of supporters who pledge to donate to our cause once a month. H2H members make monthly contributions of any amount directly helping women and children who have experienced abuse take their first steps toward help, hope and…

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What financial relief is available for survivors fleeing domestic violence?

July 15, 2019

Victims of intimate partner violence often have to sacrifice their livelihood to escape to a safer environment. For many, this means leaving everything they are familiar with like their homes, neighborhoods and even cities. To escape the abuse, survivors often have to restart their lives from nothing by securing new housing and replacing all of…

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Breaking your lease: What a survivor of domestic violence should know

July 8, 2019

The correlation between domestic violence and homelessness has continued to be studied due to the undeniable data that correlates the two. Because of the nature of domestic violence, victims are often subject to leave home due to safety concerns, leading them to seek shelter or a temporary living space. Often, this means victims have to…

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Guest Blog: Do you really want a Proverbs 31 wife?

July 1, 2019

This is a guest blog written originally for and by Thy Black Man. You can view the original version here. Have you ever heard the expression “a Proverbs 31 wife”? A list of model attributes for wives to display, Proverbs 31 evokes many and varied feelings in men and women alike. Unfortunately, some men can start to feel that their…

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What is an advocate?

June 24, 2019

Through my work at Genesis Women’s Shelter, I have found that working as an advocate in a domestic violence shelter is not just a job – it’s a calling. In social services, advocates seek to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are supported in exploring choices and options. We do this by defending and…

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