The mission of Genesis Women's Shelter is to provide safety, shelter, and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence, and impact through a variety of services that include emergency shelter, transitional housing, and counseling services.
Whether it's preparing dinners, hosting donation drives, or providing structured play for children while a mother is in counseling, Genesis Women's Shelter has multiple volunteer opportunities. Head here to learn more and sign up.
Genesis Women's Shelter's innagural First Ladies' Bruncheon was held in the fall of 2017 and was an instant success. The sold-out event was a celebratory affair to recognize the women and men of faith who stand up against domestic violence within their communities.
The annual Genesis Women's Shelter Luncheon also invites a keynote speaker to provide words of encouragement and support while fundraising for the organization. Past speakers have included Hilary Swank, Maria Shriver, and George W. Bush.
Genesis Young Leaders (GYL) is a group of young professionals, both men and women, who stand up to help stop domestic violence in the Dallas community. Founded in 2001, Genesis Young Leaders are an invaluable component in supporting the mission of the Gensis Women's Shelter and promoting domestic violence awareness to other like-minded young professionals.
The mission of GYL is to eliminate family violence through volunteerism, education, and community awareness. As a part of Genesis Young Leaders, members take part in networking events, happy hours, a summer barbecue, and a fall festival, and host the GYL Masquerade.