We need your help!

Please help us create a new beginning – and a life full of joy

for victims of domestic violence.

Your contribution will help fund essential expenses:

$28 will fund one day’s rent in transitional housing for one family – a safe place away from violence as they rebuild their lives.

 $32 will fund one counseling session for one child who has experienced or witnessed family violence.

$36 will fund one business education seminar for one person.

$50 will fund one anger management session for one teen.

$50 will fund one dinner for one family at our shelter.

$75 will fund one week of after school child care for one child, a safe place until Mom gets home from work.

$75 will fund one week of gas for our van, allowing us to take clients to meetings, counseling sessions and family events.

$80.60 will fund one bus pass for one person, allowing a client to get to work, to job interviews, to the store.

$120 will fund three hours of professional counseling for one domestic violence victim.

$200 will fund one week of milk for the families in our shelter. $30 will keep the glass full for one person annually.

$257 will fund one shelter “essentials” basket for one victim – toiletries, linen, clothing, shoes. Most arrive with nothing.

$200 will fund one shelter “essentials” basket for a baby – includes items above, plus diapers, baby food, blanket, teether, toys, stroller.

$500 will fund one month of perishables for the shelter.

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About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence affects one out of every four women and girls in the United States. In Texas, more than 3 million women will face some form of domestic abuse or violence in her lifetime. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, the following statistics were reported for 2012:

  • Women Killed: 114
  • Family violence incidents: 188,992   – An average of more than 517 incidents per day in Texas alone.
  • Adults sheltered: 11,994
  • Children sheltered: 14,534

According to a recent study released by the Children’s Defense Fund, The State of America’s Children 2014, of the 62,551 children who were victims of maltreatment in Texas (reported cases), 19 percent were physical abuse. More than 11,885 children suffered physical abuse in Texas alone in 2012.

Sadly, the numbers are trending upward. In its report for 2013, released in October 2014, the Texas Council on Family Violence reported 119 women killed in 2013 and Dallas County was the deadliest place for women in Texas last year. Dallas County has the highest per capita female murder rate in the state with 20 homicides in 2013 compared to 9 in the previous year.

We need your help to combat this epidemic.  With your support, New Beginning Center programs will continue to serve the needs of our families today as we continue to educate the community and strive to prevent abuse and family violence.

Thank you for your care and support!