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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.