Don’t let a language barrier stop you from getting help with domestic violence
Many domestic violence victims who don't speak English avoid reaching out for help. However, a survivor in San Antonio wants others to know there are translation services that can help you and your family escape dangerous situations.
Is there generational domestic violence in your family? One woman is taking action in hopes of breaking the cycle
It's common for those who are abused either continue to become consistent victims, or even become abusers themselves. That's why it's crucial to stop the cycle before passing it on even further.
Advocates concerned about high rate of domestic violence in San Antonio
Advocates say San Antonio’s domestic violence rate is at epidemic levels. Local organizations are tackling this issue and shared details about what’s happening in our community and their strategy to save lives during Friday’s State of Domestic Violence event.
Advocates push AG Merrick Garland to restore asylum protections for domestic violence victims
If any of the families at the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter are in the U.S. illegally, Marta Pelaez, president and CEO of Family Violence Prevention Services, said she wouldn’t know since they’re not asked about their legal status.
New advisory council on teen dating violence to be comprised of teens
SAN ANTONIO – A brand new advisory council on teen dating violence will be comprised of teenagers themselves. During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Family Violence Prevention Services has begun taking applications for high school juniors and seniors. Few people realize one in 11 high school females and one in 15 high school males have experienced or witnessed teen dating violence in the last year. Goforth volunteers with Family Violence Prevention Services in San Antonio, where she’s gained basic knowledge about domestic violence and its many forms. AdIf you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or teen dating violence, there is a list of resources on the KSAT.com Domestic Violence page.
Homeless abuse survivor, mother shares heartbreaking, powerful story
Eighty percent of homelessness is related to domestic violence, which is why local experts say the majority of the homeless are mothers and children. A homeless abuse survivor in San Antonio reinforces that fact and is sharing her heartbreaking, yet powerful story. The second goal was if my mother adopted my children, if their father killed me, he couldn't fight for them anymore." She knows it's not a forever plan, and Family Violence Prevention Services CEO Marta Pelaez said it shouldn't be. For comprehensive services, you can call Family Violence Prevention Services, which runs the Battered Women and Children's Shelter, at 210-733-8810.