Our Mission & Vision
Most people don't realize there is a lack of shelter. The 2018 National Network to End Domestic Violence report revealed 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.
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. 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 looking to family for shelter, for getting to shelter that's far away, and for relocation following emergency shelter.
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. Transporting children of abused parents enables them to live 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 their lives. Fewer abusers in the future equals fewer law resources used, fewer visits to hospitals, fewer work days missed, fewer broken homes, and fewer tax dollars needed for families in crisis.
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 a day for driving