In this issue, we honor men in the movement and highlight a fundraiser benefiting a Texas family violence program, a family violence program’s exciting award, several TCFV updates, and resources on family violence in the LGBT Community.

Men in the Movement
This month, TCFV honor fathers and all positive male role models in our lives and celebrates fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. TCFV celebrates the men in the movement that help create change in the lives of women, children and families. For a list of 45 men who have dedicated 11 years or more to creating safer families by working, volunteering or founding a family violence program click here. This is certainly not an all-encompassing list; if someone you know should be added, please email Maria Jose Angelelli.

Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Seguin
On June 30, the Cibolo Police Department is hosting “Sprint for Survivors”, a 5k run/walk to Benefit the Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter.  For more information or to register, click here.

Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter is a Category I member.  For more information, click

SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Ft.Worth/Arlington
Last week, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce recognized SafeHaven as one of two small businesses of the year.  Safe Haven was chosen because of its achievements, innovativeness, response to adversity and contributions to aid community-oriented projects.  Mary Lee Haffley, president and CEO of SafeHaven, thanks the 2,000+ volunteers and donors who provide resources to the program.  Congratulations SafeHaven!

SafeHaven of Tarrant County is a Category I member.  For more information, click here.

Suzanne McDaniel, In Remembrance

We honor Suzanne McDaniel, a crime victim advocate whose groundbreaking work has received national attention. She made unprecedented strides in improving the treatment of victims and witnesses.  Suzanne passed away at age 59 from pancreatic cancer.

Suzanne’s list of accomplishments includes founding Texas’ first victims assistance program, building the Harris County prosecutor’s victim advocate office, serving as director of the Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse in the Governor’s Office, and working as a victim information officer in the Texas Attorney General’s Office and project coordinator at the Texas Children’s Justice Act.  Suzanne was also the first victim services director for the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.

In 1995, President Bill Clinton presented Suzanne with a Crime Victim Service Award, and in 2008, the Congressional Victim’s Rights Caucus named an award in her honor.

Click here to read more about the life of Suzanne McDaniel.