Members play a crucial role in the work that we do. The more voices we have with us, the greater attention we can garner from legislators. Members also provide us with the essential knowledge of what is needed most in their communities so that we can cater our services to meet those demands. Members not only help us further our efforts, but they also receive benefits such as newsletters, opportunities to attend trainings and networking events, voting rights, and the chance to get involved with our caucuses, allied groups and networks.

To Our Members- October 2012

Dear Members, People are often compelled to action when they are personally impacted and connected to the stories they hear—those stories that touch their heart and activate their mind. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month remains an important observance because even though we’ve come so far over the past forty years in providing services, shelter, support and protection for victims of violence, every day people continue to be threatened, coerced, beaten, assaulted and damaged in their personal relationships by those they trust to love and care for them. I think of my own story of being raped and remaining silent because it ... Read More »

Program Updates- October 2012

Program Updates: FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center, Humble FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center has received an award of distinction from the Better Business Bureau of Houston’s Education Foundation.  The Foundation honored a select group of BBB Accredited Charity Partners that maintain a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality in the workplace.  Congratulations FamilyTime! Brighter Tomorrows, Grand Prairie Throughout the month of October, Brighter Tomorrow will use written word and photography to spread awareness of the incredible strength and resiliency shown by survivors of violence.  Survivors of domestic violence and community members who wish to show their support in the “Our ... Read More »

TCFV Updates- October 2012

TCFV Updates: Statewide Conference: The TCFV’s Statewide Conference gathered leaders, advocates and allies to exchange ideas, discover fresh techniques and unite the many diverse faces of the Texas movement to end violence against women. This year’s topics encompassed a range of statewide and national challenges — the growing number of family violence fatalities, the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session and the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). While we face challenges, the conference also offered a moment together to celebrate our successes — our vibrant momentum legislatively, the services and innovations Texas programs have adopted and the diligent work of all advocates. Renowned ... Read More »

Individual Members- Get Involved- October 2012

Get Involved: 2012 National Call for Unity Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 2:00pm to 2:45pm Central Time Each year on this free 45-minute call, approximately 400 listeners have joined us, with many more listening together in counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, meeting rooms, at school and at home; each year our numbers continue to grow. This is a very special time for us to come together in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to: Mourn those who have died because of domestic violence. Celebrate the advancements we have made to support those who have survived. Connect those within the movement to end violence against women and girls. This year’s ... Read More »

Recources- October 2012

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resources Whether you’re planning an event, or simply want to learn more about DVAM, here are several useful state and national resources. Read President Obama’s Proclamation The Domestic Violence Awareness Project:  http://dvam.vawnet.org/ The Texas Council on Family Violence DVAM Resources:  http://www.tcfv.org/resources/dvam-resources National Coalition Against Domestic Violence DVAM Resources: http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DVAMResourcesandActivities.php National Network to End Domestic Violence resources (for fact sheets, statistics, etc.):  http://nnedv.org/resources/stats.html Read More »

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