News You Might Have Missed – September – October 2013

 

Posted October 15, 2013

New Joe and Suzy dolls arrived for our Play it Safe! program, to help explain to young children that swimsuits cover up private parts, and no one should look at, take pictures of or touch your private parts.


   Posted October 11

We had a great time giving a tour for employees from DFW Airport. These volunteers are chairing their United Way campaigns in their various departments. They learned first-hand how giving to United Way impacts the community through agencies like The Women’s Center. 


Posted October 10

Kevin Breel is a smart, talented young man. But for years he was hiding a dark secret. Kevin suffers from depression and had contemplated suicide at age 17. Now he tries to stop the stigma of mental illness by educating others of what it’s like to live with depression. An extremely moving TED Talk, especially today, during National Depression Screening Day.  Click here.  


Posted October 7

Members of Ridglea Lone Star – Texas Business Women brought wish list items to The Women’s Center for their monthly meeting. They have been donating to the Center for 30 years. We truly appreciate all they do. 

 


 Posted October 2

Art and play therapy are so important for children (and even adults) to begin to heal from the violence and trauma they have suffered. The Women’s Center has three play therapy rooms that are constantly in use every day – and the healing that takes place as children recover is a true miracle.  Click here to read Psychology Today on art therapy for children.


Posted October 2

This month, we have 30 volunteers who are training to be Victim Advocates for our Rape Crisis and Victim Services program. These are the angels who go to the hospital 24/7 to give comfort to victims going through a rape exam. We can never thank these volunteers enough – they are the beginning of healing for survivors.


Posted October 1

A huge THANK YOU to Bubba and Michelle Schafer for another successful golf tournament, benefiting the Rape Crisis and Victim Services program of The Women’s Center. They are our heroes. http://www.womenscentertc.org/bubba-schafer-golf-tournament/ 


Posted September 30

Bank of America is committed to helping people find jobs. The Bank of America Foundation made a generous gift to our Jobs NOW! program which teaches women and men how to find the possible job in the shortest amount of time. Thank you BOA – your donation will help so many people prepare for employment, go to work, and advance in the labor market.

 


 Posted September 27

We honored past board members last night at a reception held on our patio. Because of our wonderful board members, past and present, The Women’s Center has grown to serve over 92,000 women, men and children every year, helping them overcome violence, crisis and poverty.   See all the wonderful photos here. 


Posted September 26

Thank you Pier 1 for the fabulous decor you brought to our patio, for our Past Board Reception tonight. We are honoring our past board members, and Pier 1 has helped make this more special.

 

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