Archive for March, 2014

Published by rrios on 27 Mar 2014

TCFV Welcomes the Director of Corporate Communications for Mary Kay, Crayton Webb to the Board of Directors

Austin, Texas – March 24, 2014 – The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is pleased to welcome Crayton Webb to the Board of Directors for TCFV. Webb is Director of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc. in Dallas, Texas. He leads the company’s global media and public relations team and is also responsible for Mary Kay’s global CSR and philanthropic efforts. Crayton and his team provide support and guidance to Mary Kay’s 35+ international markets and the U.S.

“The Texas Council on Family Violence takes great care and diligence in identifying key leaders in Texas to strengthen our collective response and prevention of domestic violence,” said Gloria Terry, CEO of the Texas Council on Family Violence. “Crayton Webb brings a wealth of global business experience to the Board of Directors for the Texas Council on Family Violence and he also understands the needs of victims of domestic violence.”

Webb has received numerous awards and accolades over the past few years. He was selected as an honoree in the Dallas Business Journal’s 2011 class of 40 under Forty. In 2007, Webb was named one of the “Five Outstanding Young Dallasites” by the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce and subsequently named one of the “Five Outstanding Young Texans” by the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce in September 2008. From 2007 to 2009, Webb was a guest political columnist for D CEO Magazine, a publication of D Magazine.

From 2002 until 2005, Webb was chief of staff for Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. During that time he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Mayor’s Office, working with members of the news media and served as the Mayor’s spokesperson, media advisor and top aide. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Crayton was director of communications for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas where he served as spokesman and directed the organization’s advertising, media and public relations strategies. 

Webb’s professional background is in journalism. Crayton was a broadcast journalist for nearly ten years covering politics for television stations in Bend, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Austin, Texas and was an investigative reporter and covered City Hall for the CBS affiliate in Dallas from 1998 to 2001.

Published by Crystal Tabony on 19 Mar 2014

Survivor Support Specialist – SafePlace Austin

Survivor Support Specialist – $29,000/Year:  The Survivor Support Specialist is responsible for serving as a source of support person to women, men and their children survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence living in the shelter by providing them with the information, referrals and support necessary for them to achieve safety, meet their basic needs, assist with communal living support and refer to internal and external services that will help with the achievement of their self-sufficiency plan.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, or equivalent work experience plus 2 years’ experience in social services.  Experience working with survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault. 2 years’ experience in Case Management required.  Shelter experience preferred.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Please mail resume to HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760

or fax to 512-385-0662 or email them to

Persons with disabilities, people of color, and bilingual English/Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Published by Crystal Tabony on 19 Mar 2014

Chief Development Officer – SafePlace Austin

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Salary commensurate with experience

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as a key leadership team member for SafePlace.  This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities and will design and implement a comprehensive development plan to build SafePlace’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.  The CDO will have primary responsibility for overseeing the staff and systems needed to raise between $3 – $4 million in annual, operational support for SafePlace through a comprehensive development program which includes major gifts, annual giving, events, direct mail, planned giving, and corporate support.  In addition, the CDO will work closely with the Board of Directors and Development Council in their fundraising and stewardship efforts.  The CDO will also oversee the planning, development and execution of SafePlace’s 40th anniversary campaign. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively successful development experience preferred; a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible supervision and management positions is required; experience in working with leadership volunteers is required; experience leading/working on capital campaigns preferred; must pass a criminal background history check; and must provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three (3) years.

Please mail cover letters and resumes to:

HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760

or fax to 512-385-0662 or email them to

Persons with disabilities, people of color, and bilingual English/Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Published by rrios on 06 Mar 2014

New Domestic Violence Survey Shows Critical Shortage in Funding for Domestic Violence Victims in Texas and the U.S.

Nearly 6,000 Victims Served in One Day – Hundreds of Victims Needs Unmet

 Austin, Texas – March 6, 2014 – A snapshot of the “Domestic Violence Counts 2013: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services in Texas,” captured in a new survey released today by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) shows many domestic violence programs across Texas and across the nation have a critical shortage of funds and staff to assist victims in need of services. 

The 24-Hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services shows that nearly 100 programs across the state are serving thousands of victims every day in Texas. Eighty-eight percent of the programs participated in the survey. 

On September 17, 2013, the day of the survey, nearly 6,000 victims of domestic violence were served in one day.  The number reflects nearly 1,000 more victims served than the previous year.  Nationally, nearly 66,000 victims of domestic violence were helped in a single day. 

Texans in need found refuge in emergency shelters, transitional housing and received assistance and services, including individual counseling, legal advocacy and children’s support. 

The survey also revealed compelling details: Across Texas 69 (3%) staff positions were eliminated in the past year and most often these positions were direct services, such as shelter or legal advocates, so there were fewer advocates to answer calls for help.  A Texas advocate reported that a victim came to their shelter indicating she had had already moved once for her safety.  Unfortunately, her abuser was still able to find her and she walked through the night on a state highway to a church in her community.  The pastor, knowing the shelter could provide services, called and the shelter picked her up to provide refuge.  She remains in the shelter, receiving support services and advocacy while she is working on changing her identity. 

“This snapshot is extremely poignant; we need to acknowledge that this is the stark reality of just one day in providing domestic services in Texas,” said Gloria A. Terry, TCFV’s CEO and a member of the board for the National Network to End Domestic Violence.   “When a victim of domestic violence has the courage to reach out and ask a stranger for help, it is often a matter of life and death.  Resources must be readily available because statistics show, in many cases, if a shelter is not available; the victim is forced to return to the abuser.  It is also a time to recognize the selfless acts of the many who work in programs across the state.  The survey demonstrates that Texans are doing a great job serving thousands of victims of domestic violence in Texas everyday, but, it also clearly shows we must continue to work to secure additional funds for victims of domestic violence in Texas.” 

Every hour — hotlines, which are a lifeline to victims in danger, provided support, information and safety planning totaling nearly 2,000 callers in a 24-hour period and 79 hotline calls every hour in Texas. 

But, the one-day survey also shows that over 1,300 requests for domestic violence services were unmet because local programs were unable to provide services because there was not enough funding or staff to handle the requests for services.  Nearly 40 percent of those requests were for housing.

“Every day in this country, victims of domestic violence are bravely reaching out for help, and it’s essential that they have somewhere safe to go,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the NNEDV.  “We have made so much progress toward ending violence and giving survivors avenues for safety.  But continued program cuts jeopardize that progress and jeopardize the lives of victims.”


The National Census of Domestic Violence Services (Census) is an annual noninvasive, unduplicated count of adults and children who seek services from U.S. domestic violence shelter programs during a single 24-hour survey period. Conducted annually by NNEDV since 2006, this Census takes into account the dangerous nature of domestic violence by using a survey designed to protect the confidentiality and safety of victims.