Our Mission & Vision
The 2018 National Network to End Domestic Violence reports over 950 unmet requests for help from victims on a single day in Texas. The Texas Council on Family Violence reports 35% of victims are denied shelter across our great state. The Domestic Violence Task Force Report from the researchers with the Institute for Urban Policy Research report Dallas shelters remain near 100% capacity each month despite increases in space. Hundreds of victims and their children are turned away from domestic violence shelters each year largely due to a lack of space. When a shelter is completely full, they are unable to accept new callers no matter how urgent the situation may be. The next available safe place for that victim may be far away.
If a victim is unable to get shelter after an incident, what options are there?
Most stay in the relationship hoping to cope or change things. Some flee anyway becoming homeless. When asked "what led you to become homeless", 22% reported domestic violence according to the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance in 2018. Sometimes there aren't enough beds to meet the needs of those seeking emergency shelter. But what if shelter is available in another city more than an hour away? What if there was family or a friend willing to help? We are a solution for those who need help getting to safety.
Our mission is to transport victims of domestic abuse to safety.
A Vision of a Future
Our vision is to make it possible for people to get away from domestic violence situations. By helping people break free from domestic abuse, we can stop the cycle. The children we travel with have the most to gain through living in a more loving, supportive environment so they can get counseling, support and modeling for a normal adult life. This breaks the cycle of abuse for them.
Our Growth Plan
Our long-term vision is to serve all of Texas and beyond. Until we have the funds to expand to other cities, we are limited to serving survivors leaving from the North Texas area. See our service area map here.
We are primarily funded by community donors who want to help victims get to safety. We are grateful to the many volunteers who give up their time to drive with survivors. You can help us meet our mission with your own contribution.
- Donate funds for travel
- Donate travel items
- Volunteer to drive a victim to safety