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Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Wyatt Earp has been a heroe of mine since I was a kid

Our Peace Officers, Our Veterans, and Active Service Members are my Heroes

These Good People and Organisations are My Heroes too, and I hope each and everyone  of Our Circle will remember Our Friends every time you consider giving from the heart!!!!

Armor Of God Foundation

American SPCC

Ark of Hope for Children

Operation Underground Railroad

The Family Place, Dallas, Texas

The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children

UnChained Project

The Family Place – Where Family Violence Stops

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The Family Place, Back To School

As everyone should know by now, we are very quick to throw Our Friend’s name out there.  But I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t tell it just like it is.

The Family Place “CARES”, and they have a very good record for getting the most done, and that is 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

SO, ALL of Our Friends out there who are in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, PLEASE, let’s help Our Friends help the Children get ready for school.

www.familyplace.org   24-Crisis Hotline: 214-941-1991

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The Family Place,

Our mailing address is:
The Family Place
PO Box 7999
Dallas, TX 75209
The Family Place volunteer@familyplace.org

Essete Workneh: 214-443-7714 or Volunteer@familyplace.org

The children of The Family Place need your help to start the 2015-16 school year.  Please keep in mind the families who do not have the resources to shop for the supplies on their school supply list. The Family Place provides backpacks filled with DISD suggested supplies and uniforms to children throughout our shelter, transitional housing and outreach programs.  Your contributions will help us equip these kids with the supplies they need for the upcoming school year.

Due Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Ways to Help:

Make a Donation
Don’t have time to shop? Make a donation through our website and we’ll do the shopping for you. Click here, designate an amount, then under “Particular Program “Click Other” to specify “Back to School” in the blank box.

Shop for Supplies
Shop for supplies and drop off at The Family Place Resale Shop located at 11722 Marsh Lane, Suite 354, Dallas, Texas 75229. Please arrange to drop off your contributions by Friday, August 7.

Shop for Supplies

  • Backpacks
  • Three-ring binders
  • #2 Pencils
  • Lined Writing Tablets for K, 1st, 2nd
  • Black/blue pens
  • Black and white Composition notebooks
  • Red pens
  • College and wide ruled spiral notebooks
  • Erasers
  • Calculators for high school students
  • Scissors (blunt and sharp)
  • Compasses
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Protractors
  • Crayons
  • Index cards
  • Washable markers
  • Rulers
  • Colored markers
  • Kleenex (Boxes)
  • Colored pencils
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Water color pan
  • Pack of dividers
  • Supply boxes/zippered pouches
  • Post-it notes
  • Glue sticks
  • AAA batteries
  • Assorted Construction Paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Manila paper
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Assorted pocket folders
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Pocket folders with brackets

Assemble Backpacks
Have some time to volunteer?  Volunteers are needed for stuffing the backpacks the week of August 10.  Everything must be assembled and distributed by the week of August 17.  Contact Essete Workneh at volunteer@familyplace.org if you are available to help.

Questions?  Contact Essete Workneh: 214-443-7714 or Volunteer@familyplace.org

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Our mailing address is:
The Family Place
PO Box 7999
Dallas, TX 75209

Indifference Will Never Stop Child Abuse

We Are OUR CIRCLE, a group of individuals with similar values; but we all have one very important thing in common:

All Children deserve an equal chance to be Loved, Cared For, Have A Proper Diet, and Know That They Are Safe; and as they grow be taught Honor, Truth, Respect, Responsibility, and Duty in regard to themselves, others, and as young future citizens.

Every day we see the same people and Organizations working tirelessly, with a selfless devotion for Our Children. We are not associated with any of these Organizations, however, they have Our Admiration, Respect, and Support.

We hope each and everyone of Our Followers will remember and consider helping these fine people as they help the Children, Our Children, who are the future of this world:

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Ark of Hope for Children, The Family Place, Operation Underground Railroad, ChildHelp.org, and ASPCC.

The Holiday Season and We Have Nothing

The Family Place

“Where family violence stops”

In 2013, The Family Place provided services in Spanish and in English to a total of 11,758 clients. Since 1978, we have counseled more than 225,000 clients, provided lifesaving shelter to more than 21,000 women, children and men, and answered more than 550,000 calls for help. We have helped more than 20,000 batterers learn how to change their abusive behavior and reach approximately 6,000 students each year through our youth education programs.

Family Violence in Dallas

  • 38% of Texas women—more than one in three—have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime. (Texas Council on Family Violence)
  • 70% of the children of abused women are also physically abused, and 20% are sexually abused. The majority of abusive men were either abused as children or witnessed their mothers being abused. (WomenKind, Inc.)
  • In 2013, the Dallas Police Department Family Violence Unit reported 13,007 family violence calls resulting in 1,215 aggravated assaults, 23 murders, 10,812 reported offenses, 91 sexual assault offenses, 180 violations of protective orders, and 5,782 arrests.
  • The 2013 Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance Point-in-Time Homeless Count found 2,972 people living on Dallas streets or in shelters. 24% of the homeless population was children, and 14% of the adult population listed domestic violence as their reason for homelessness.

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The Family Place is a 4 Star Charity

Help us help our families by considering to adopt this year!

Here’s how it works:

  • Our program has families that range in size from single women to moms with up to seven children.
  • Submit your online request below!
  • Based on your response, we will match you with the appropriate sized family, and contact you with details.
  • You will shop for each member of the family, as well as shop for some wrapping paper, tape and bows to give to the mom to wrap the gifts for her children.
  • Bring the gifts, labeled with the names of the recipients, to our Holiday Donation Center.
  • The Family Place distributes the gifts to the families.

2014 Adopt-a- Family Sign-Up
*All fields below are required

Not able to Adopt-a-Family this year? You can still help by participating in our Adopt-a-Shelter Program or making a donation earmarked “Adopt-a-Family” (in the “Toward a particular program” – Other” tab on our donation page), and we will take care of the shopping.

Essete Workneh | Volunteer and In-Kind Donations Manager
volunteer@familyplace.org | 214.443.7714

Our New Friends, FB and The Family Place

Adopt-a-Shelter-Needs-2014-11-5- (1476-7)Holidays are the time to open our hearts, in a wise manner

Good Morning!  This is a very heart-felt moment for myself, I am Aida, Editor for NOT IN MY WORLD!

We are joined by Our New Friends here at WordPress, and I am very happy to tell the many who have Followed us here that we have a name for you.  It is the name we go by, OUR CIRCLE!  In such a short time, we are over a hundred strong, but all the many hours of almost non-stop work have paid enormous dividends.

As of this morning, we have a FaceBook page also!

I want to take this unexpected opportunity to introduce two (2)  Organizations who are now Our Friends, Ark of Hope for Children and The Family Place.

The Ark of Hope for Children is a Child Abuse specific Organization, as we are. and have a very powerful mission statement.  “Breaking the chains of Abuse for those victimized as Children by human trafficking, Child Abuse and Bullying to lead them into lives filled with Faith, Hope and Love.”  They are already in Our Circle on G+ and we will be joining with them on FaceBook.

The Family Place, whose mission statement brings a sense of security to victims of Family Violence, and many times probably Dangerous Environments, “Where Family Violence Stops.  “This is a Dallas, Texas-based Organization with a 24 hr crisis hotline,
Emergencey Shelter, Transitional Housing, Child Developement Center, a Safe Campus Center, Community Counseling, and Children’s Counseling, just to name a few of their services.

We want to urge everyone to please be sure the charity(s) of your choice is actually delivering an appropriate amount of service for each dollar taken in.  This is a matter of public record, so if anyone has a problem finding out this information on any Organization, we will help, or arrange qualified help to facilitate your request.

Now, we will post the first Holiday Drive for The Family Place on Our 3 sites. Thank You All, and now if ALL Our Circle will Put Your Arms Tightly Around Yourself And Hug Yourself Really Good, and say I Appreciate You! We Will Post This, The First Of It’s Kind, ON OUR 3 SITES.