The Family Place – 

In 1978, a group of community volunteers organized The Family Place as one of the first family violence shelters in the state. Today, The Family Place is the largest family violence shelter in Texas leading the way with collaborative, creative, comprehensive programming including three emergency shelters providing 177 shelter beds each night, one with an animal shelter, two medical clinics and a dental clinic, counseling for adults and children, and extensive community education.

Denton County Friends of the Family

Denton County Friends of the Family provides compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with its community to promote safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention.

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (HDNBC) is a not-for-profit community organization serving North Texas with locations in Plano and Garland. They provide free trauma-informed services to individuals and families affected by domestic abuse, dating abuse or family violence and free educational programs that enhance the community’s capacity to recognize and respond to abuse. We also provide fee-based programs (BIPP) to help individuals who have exhibited controlling or abusive behaviors in the past achieve healthy and non-violent conflict resolution skills.

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support was founded in 1985 to give women in abusive situations a way out. Genesis has formulated its services to address the issue holistically and give each woman the same message: there is help and there is hope.

Conference on Crimes Against Women

Created as a partnership between the Dallas Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) offers over 140 workshops, case studies, and hands-on computer labs taught by local and national experts who explore the various facets of these crimes and provide the most cutting-edge, relevant, and creative tools that attendees can implement in their professions.


Established in 1945, CARE is an international humanitarian organization working around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, achieve social justice and fight for women and girls. Women and girls are a core focus of CARE because evidence shows that addressing gender inequalities is key to effectively responding to crises, overcoming poverty, and ensuring all people live with dignity and security.

United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is the first and only global, multilateral grant-giving mechanism exclusively dedicated to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls. In its 25 years of existence, the UN Trust Fund has partnered with and supported critical actors in pursuing the ending violence against women agenda, such as women’s rights and women-led organizations, disability people organizations, youth groups, indigenous communities, religious and traditional leaders, human rights organizations and others.