October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and family violence programs across the state are hosting events. In this issue, we highlight four TCFV family violence program members and their DVAM events.

Women’s Shelter of South Texas, Corpus Christi

The Women’s Shelter of South Texas in conjunction with the Coastal Bend Coordinated Community Response Coalition on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is presenting “Telling Amy’s Story” on October 4, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development in Corpus Christi, Texas. This special film screening shares the experiences of Amy, a woman in Pennsylvania whose husband murdered her in 2001 as she was attempting to leave an abusive relationship. The event is being conducted to highlight the need for consistent, coordinated services to help victims of domestic and sexual violence and will include a group discussion and question and answer session following the film. ”Telling Amy’s Story” is being sponsored by the Verizon Foundation and is free to attendees. Please contact Susan Holley-Lowe at slowe@thewomensshelter.org or at 361-881-8888 with any questions or to reserve seating at the event.

Women’s Shelter of South Texas is a TCFV Category 1 member.  For more information, click here.

Bay Area Turning Point, League City

Bay Area Turning Point is celebrating its 20th birthday on October 1, 2011 from 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. at Big League Dreams.  The Mambo Jazz Kings, a 14-member band will entertain and pack the dance floor. Attendees can also chow down on delicious finger foods and birthday sweets, stroll on up to the cash bar, bid on fabulous silent and live auction items, amuse themselves with the fun games and observe or play in the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament alongside a real past World Champion. All proceeds from the event including the “tournament winnings” go toward helping survivors heal and reclaim a life of peace and purpose.  For any questions, please contact Diane Savage at 281-338-7600 or visit the website at www.bayareaturningpoint.org.

Bay Area Turning Point is a TCFV Category 1 member.  For more information, click here.

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County, Galveston

On October 22nd, the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County is hosting Yoga on the Beach: Defeating Domestic Violence by Promoting Healing and Well-Being.  The awareness event aims to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence and the need for healing in the Galveston community. A yoga and meditation class for all levels of yoga practitioners will be held at 8:00 a.m. at Menard Park on the seawall. After the class, attendees can browse through booths set up by local businesses in the wellness community. Click here to register online.

The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County is a TCFV Category I member.  For more information, click here.

Family Crisis Center, Harlingen

The Family Crisis Center along with the Texas State Technical College in Harlingen will be honoring the victims that have lost their lives as result of family violence.  The event entitled Ni Una Mas/Not One More is scheduled for October 6, 2011 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the TSTC Cultural Arts Center in Harlingen, Texas.  This event is free and open to the public.

The Family Crisis Center is a TCFV Category I member.  For more information, click here.