Bay Area Turning Point, Webster, TX

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Bay Area Turning Point has made it a goal to collect 25,000 pounds of food during their Fill the Truck Food Drive on November 16 and 17.  The agency is requesting food, gift cards or monetary donations.  Collection sites will be located throughout the Bay City area.  For more information, click here   or contact Sheryl Dickerson at
Bay Area Turning Point is a TCFV Category I member.  For more information, click
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SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Arlington

The SafeHaven Arlington shelter recently received a new play field, donated by the the Synthetic Turf Council, a non-profit trade association.

“A child in an abusive situation often takes on a parental role in an effort to protect his or her mother,” said Mary Lee Hafley, CEO, SafeHaven. “A donated play field will allow a child to just be a child.”

At the dedication ceremony held last month, children ran onto the field, breaking a purple ribbon they had created in art class at the shelter.

“We are committed to community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf,” said Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council. Our members enthusiastically came together to build a play field that increases opportunities for the families and children at SafeHaven to be active and play outside.”

SafeHaven  is a TCFV Category I member.  For more information, click here.

A membership benefit for family violence programs is the ability to post job openings on the TCFV website, which attracts over 8,000 visits each month.  Click here to submit a job opening to be posted on our website. 

DVAM Wrap Up:

As October comes to a close, we celebrate a successful Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Go Purple Day.  Programs across the state posted their DVAM efforts.  Click here ( to see them.

Thanks to each and every one of you who helped spread family violence awareness in October and continue the work all year round!  If you have pictures from your DVAM event that you would like to share with us, please send them to

Membership Drive
There is power in numbers! TCFV strives to have more than 1500 members in preparation for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session and 113th convening of the US Congress. Your membership helps further advocacy efforts resulting in essential funding for family violence services and laws that assist victims of family violence.

As of November 1st, we are at 13% of our goal.  Will you help us get to 100%?

Renew your TCFV Friend Membership and enter to win a Nook 8GB Tablet!

All individuals who renew during the Membership Drive (September 4-February14) will be entered into a drawing for a Nook Tablet. We will announce the winner at Advocacy Day on February 15, 2013.

Current members, you can win a Sony MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch Camera!

New this year, the TCFV member who recruits the most members will win a Sony MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch Camera.  Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to become TCFV members.  Be sure they indicate on their form that you recruited them, so that all of your new recruits will count toward your total in the competition.

Please forward this e-newsletter to your friends, family and co-workers and encourage them to join during the TCFV Membership Drive.

For more information or to renew your membership, contact Cassie Drochelman at, or visit us online at