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Santander Consumer USA Foundation Announces $1.7M in Grants

May 29, 2024

Funding will support the Transitional Housing Program that promotes economic independence and help Genesis’ efforts to assist women and children build a stable and financially independent future. SC Foundation will also provide matching funds for 20 families that have saved prior to exiting transitional housing.

Automotive Apprenticeship Program Puts Survivors of Domestic Violence On the Road to Financial Independence

May 9, 2024

Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, On the Road Garage, and Capital One are working together to help women escaping abuse find valuable careers.

The 47th Annual Chi Omega Christmas Market Announces 2024 Beneficiaries

April 3, 2024

2024 Chi Omega Christmas Market Co-Chairs Karen Hunt, Debbie Lang and Nancy Woodall recently revealed the beneficiaries of the 47th annual Chi Omega Christmas Market (COCM), which will be held September 26-28, 2024, at Dallas Market Hall.

Genesis Women's Shelter is Bringing Support and Care to Southern Dallas

D Magazine •  March 11, 2022

The new outreach facility at 5020 S. Lancaster Rd. will provide life-saving resources and services to the area’s domestic-violence victims.

JUST IN: Multi-Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Michael Bolton To Keynote 2022 Genesis Luncheon

MySweetCharity •  January 17, 2022

Back during the 1990s, when his singing talents and mane of blond hair were making headlines, he created The Michael Bolton Charities “to assist women and children at risk from the effects of poverty as well as emotional, physical and sexual abuse.”

It’s because of this concern and commitment to deal with domestic abuse that 2022 Genesis Luncheon Co-Chairs Beth and Fin Ewing along with Genesis Women’s Shelter CEO Jan Langbein have arranged to bring Michael to North Texas for the 2022 Genesis Luncheon on Thursday, April 14, at the Hilton Anatole.

Genesis Women’s Shelter brings services for domestic abuse victims to southern Dallas

Dallas Morning News •  July 12, 2021

The new center will open in fall 2021 and will have individual and group counseling.

Six Supportive Providers of Shelter to Women in Need

Ezvid Wiki •  December 6, 2020

When escaping from an unsafe living situation, many women are left without housing and are unsure of where to turn. Fortunately, there are now more resources than ever to provide assistance.

Genesis Women's Shelter to announce plans for $15 million Dallas facility

Dallas Morning News •  September 2, 2020

Groundbreaking for the 28,600-square-foot building in the Medical District is planned for next year. The space will include a training institute, a legal justice center and law library, a children’s trauma counseling center and a tech command center.

Expansion at women's shelter comes at a critical time

Dallas Morning News •  September 8, 2020

One of the most important causes in our city got a boost last week. In an online fundraising event that featured a keynote address by actress Nicole Kidman, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support announced plans for a new $15 million facility in the medical district that will expand the charity’s non-residential offerings like counseling and legal assistance.

Genesis Women's Shelter announces plan for new $15 million facility

KERA •  September 3, 2020

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support will build a new $15 million facility to expand non-residential services for survivors of domestic violence. “We’re able, through this larger space, not only to treat more people but to treat them in a better way, with more advanced services,” said Jan Langbein, the organization’s CEO.

Genesis Women's Shelter & Support outgrows current building, planning 2021 groundbreaking on new home

NBC5 •  September 2, 2020

A Dallas non-profit offering support to women experiencing domestic violence is getting a new home. Genesis Women's Shelter & Support said this move will allow them to help thousands of more women and children.

Genesis Women's Shelter building new $15 million non-residential facility

CBS11 •  September 2, 2020

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support is building a new $15 million facility that they say will double the non-residential number of women and children they can serve each year. The new 28,600 square-foot space will establish evidence-based centers for treatment, advocacy and education.

Genesis Women's Shelter plans new $15 million facility

D Magazine •  September 3, 2020

Genesis Women’s Shelter has announced plans to build a $15 million facility in Dallas.  The expansion will double the number of women and children served from 3,700 to 7,500 through advocacy, counseling, and legal services, with groundbreaking expected in the spring of 2022, officials said Wednesday at the nonprofit’s virtual luncheon.

New facility for Dallas women's shelter will double its impact

Culturemap •  September 3, 2020

A women's shelter that has served the Dallas area since 1985 has a new facility in the works that will potentially double its impact: Genesis Women's Shelter & Support will open a new $15 million center that will allow it to double the number of women and children it serves from 3,700 to 7,500.

Domestic abuse survivor speaks out in wake of A&M-Commerce shooting

WFAA •  February 17, 2020

Angelina Velis and Grace Risinger are seniors at Ursuline Academy and started an organization to help raise awareness on teen dating violence. One in three teens will experience domestic abuse, yet many stay silent or don’t even realize what is happening.

Putting domestic abusers in prison could be the key to decreasing overall gun violence

KERA •  February 12, 2020

"The word is going to get out that if you’ve committed domestic violence, you shouldn’t have a gun,” said Langbein.

Thousands expected at 4th annual Dallas Women's march commemorating 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment

Mesquite News •  January 13, 2020

During the march, organizers will collect donations for the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center and Genesis Women's Shelter.

Dallas shooting highlights 'pervasiveness' of domestic violence, women's shelter CEO says

WFAA •  January 7, 2020

"Our city has once again been reminded of the danger, the lethal nature, the pervasiveness of the issue of domestic violence," said Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women's Shelter and Support.

Genesis's HeROs celebrated fourth annual Evening with Gentle Men surrounded by historic greats

MySweetCharity •  January 3, 2020

Genesis Women’s Shelter And Support hosted its fourth annual An Evening with Gentle Men at the Crow Library. The room was bursting with men and women who share a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence, led in their passion by Event Co-Chairs Tiffany and Wade Jones and more than 50 host committee members.

How one patient spurred a Fort Worth hospital to revamp its domestic violence screenings

Dallas Morning News •  December 31, 2019

In Dallas County, Jan Langbein is the CEO of the Genesis Women’s Shelter and chairs the Dallas County Intimate Partner Violence Fatality Review Team, which assesses domestic-violence homicides. Representatives from the courts, various police departments, service providers such as Genesis and The Family Place, plus Child Protective Services and other agencies are all parts of the team.

What is the "boyfriend loophole?"

Houston Public Media •  December 12, 2019

For now, programs funded by the Violence Against Women Act are safe. But should Congress decide to stop funding, a number of programs would be at risk of shutting down, said Jan Edgar Langbein, CEO of the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

MySweetWishList: Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

MySweetCharity •  December 9, 2019

At Genesis, one way we empower clients is through gift cards. Gift cards allow them to fill up their tank, make it to a counseling appointment, buy groceries and more, providing them the power to choose how to use the gift and giving options during a time when all choices have typically been stripped away.

JUST IN: Award-winning Nicole Kidman to Keynote 27th annual Genesis Luncheon

MySweetCharity •  November 26, 2019

The 27th Annual Genesis Luncheon Chair Leigh Anne Haugh just sent word that on Friday, May 8, Academy Award-winning Nicole Kidman will be the keynote speaker at the Hilton Anatole.

Illustrator Arturo Torres brings basketball, movies, and other things to life on page

TexasMonthly •  October 10, 2019

New York Times best-selling illustrator shares how he lived at Genesis Women's Shelter's emergency shelter as a child, where a counselor gave him his first set of art supplies.

French subscription box partners with Genesis

Preston Hollow People •  August 8, 2019

Dallas-based OuiPlease, a premier luxury French subscription box in the United States, is launching its new social responsibility initiative called OuiCare starting in September in partnership with Genesis.

Comerica Bank to host third annual Women's Business Symposium

Preston Hollow People •  August 8, 2019

Comerica Bank will hold its third annual Women’s Business Symposium on Oct. 18 featuring keynote speaker Reshma Saujani, the founder/CEO of Girls Who Code. All sponsorships proceeds will benefit Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support’s mission of ending domestic violence.

Terry Crews recalled his “toxic male” recovery at annual Genesis luncheon

My Sweet Charity •  July 2, 2019

Terry Crews was busting with man-ism on Friday, May 10, at the Anatole. As guests gathered in the Wedgwood Room for the VIP meet-and-greet, the former NFL player was the consummate man’s man as he talked with Genesis Women’s Shelter CEO Jan Langbein.

Genesis patron party presented awards to Cynt Marshall and Crayton Webb among the Karpidas art collection

My Sweet Charity • July 1, 2019

Leave it to Genesis Women’s Shelter CEO Jan Langbein to find an unusual spot to hold an event. For the invite-only 2019 Genesis Annual Luncheon VIP party on Thursday, May 9, she did it once again.

This goes on your permanent record: grading Mike Rawlins’ 2 terms as mayor

Dallas Observer • June 18, 2019

When Mike Rawlings took his spot at the center of Dallas City Council's horseshoe-shaped table, the 2011 World Series had yet to break local sports fans’ hearts, Rick Perry was still governor of Texas and Deep Ellum was still Deep Ellum.

The justice department wants to address mass shootings by putting more domestic abusers behind bars

Buzzfeed News • June 11, 2019

The Justice Department on Tuesday announced a new push to boost federal gun prosecutions for domestic abusers, highlighting it as part of an effort to address mass shootings. Advocates for domestic violence survivors and gun safety groups say it’s a good step, but won’t make a serious dent unless loopholes are closed that limit whom the feds can take to court.

We asked a teenage fashion blogger to put looks together from a cheap thrift store

Dallas Observer • May 21, 2019

Sophie McGuire is a 17-year-old blogger living her best life in Highland Park. You can find her shopping at Highland Park Village, taking pictures for her fashion blog, Much Love Sophie, or for her Instagram, which has close to 16,000 followers.

Reducing mass shootings by recognizing red flags

By Diane Dimond • April 27, 2019

Want to reduce the number of mass shootings in the United States? Then let's ramp up efforts to stop domestic abuse. Just as a red flag is raised when a child tortures animals, often a precursor to later criminal behavior, there is plenty of evidence that mass shooters display red-flag behaviors, like aggression and violence against women and children, before they ever pick up a gun and start hunting fellow human beings.