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Helpful Hint:

If you are the victim of domestic violence, don't be ashamed or afraid to ask for help. A safe home is the best gift you can give your baby, so do what is necessary to ensure your safety. Confiding in your midwife or doctor is a great place to start or call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) – the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Did you know?

Statistics from the American Medical Association show that women who are pregnant or have recently given birth are more likely to die as a result of a homicide than any other cause of death. In the majority of these cases, the assailant is a spouse or romantic partner. (Families.com)

Health & Safety: Domestic Violence & Pregnancy

Physical violence against women during pregnancy is recognized as a serious health concern for the mother and the baby. If you are in this situation, please speak to someone – a counselor, a health care provider, nurse, or friend to get help or call one of the many hotlines available such as Genesis Women’s Shelter at 214-946-HELP or Family Place Battered Women's Hotline & Shelter at 214- 941-1991.

An unwanted pregnancy may escalate existing anxiety, anger, or jealousy in a spousal partner. Frustration, financial difficulties, job security issues, and sexual tension can all contribute to an unhealthy emotional atmosphere in the home. Threatening behavior or even hurtful comments are psychologically damaging and demoralizing for a pregnant woman resulting in feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness, or worthlessness. (Examiner.com)

Physical assault resulting in abdominal trauma can lead to fetal loss; early onset of labor; and delivery of a preterm, low-birth-weight infant who could have permanent problems or disabilities. Physical violence also may contribute to fetal bone fracture, rupture of the prednisone mother’s uterus, and antepartum hemorrhage. (Center for Disease Control)

Temporary Housing for Low-Income Families
(Recovery and/or Domestic Violence)

24 Hour Club (Recovery)

  • 4636 Ross Avenue 
    Dallas, Texas 75204 
    (214) 823-3200
    AA meetings on location and transitional housing 

 

Austin Street Center (Recovery)

 

Brighter Tomorrows (domestic violence shelter)

 

The Family Place (domestic violence shelter)

  • P.O. Box 7999 
    Dallas, TX 75209 
    24-hour crisis hotline (214) 941-1991 
    www.familyplace.org  
    Offer shelter and transitional housing for families dealing with domestic violence

 

Genesis Shelter (domestic violence shelter)

  • 4411 Lemmon Ave, Suite 201 
    Dallas, TX 75219 
    214-946-4357 24 hrs. 
    www.genesisshelter.org 
    Offer 24/7 free hotline, emergency shelter, and additional housing for up to one year (for 18 families) 

 

Hope’s Door (domestic violence shelter)

  • 820 Ave. F, Suite 100 
    Plano, TX 75074 
    (972)422-2911 
    (972)422-7233 24 hrs. 
    www.hopesdoorinc.org 
    Serves women and children who are victims of prednisone domestic violence, up to 30 days, includes food, clothing and counseling, support groups 

 

Micah House (Recovery and domestic violence shelter)

  • 3066 Walnut Hill Lane 
    Dallas, Texas 75229 
    (214) 562-3524 (Teresa James) 
    Serves women and their children leaving addictive or abusive situations with a sheltered, safe haven and FREE assistance 

 

New Beginnings (domestic violence shelter)

  • 218 N. 10th Street 
    Garland, Texas 75040 
    (972) 276-0057 24 hours 
    www.newbeginningcenter.org 
    Counseling, emergency shelter, transitional housing for victims and children, legal advocacy  

 

Salvation Army—various locations (Recovery and shelter)

  • 5302 Harry Hines Boulevard (homeless shelter) 
    Dallas, Texas 75235 
    (214) 424-7000 
    www.salvationarmydfw.org
    Salvation Army offers a wide array of services for homeless families, families with addiction, domestic violence, etc. 

 

Welcome House Inc.—Operation Renew (Recovery and domestic violence shelter)

  • 921 N. Peak Street 
    Dallas, Texas 75204
    (214) 887-0696 (Office) 
    www.thewelcomehouse.org 
    Transitional housing and support services for people in recovery