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10-31-13  Victim of Domestic Violence Tells Her Story

10-29-13  Partnership Offers Healthcare to Victims of Violence

10-24-13  Safe Places Hosts Domestic Violence Workshop

10-24-13  Domestic Violence Workshop Speaker Asks Community to Be Patient

9th Annual Ponderosa with Panache - Featuring Chef Jon Bonnell!

Join us for a night of divine dining at the 9th Annual Ponderosa with Panache featuring Fort Worth’s Chef Jon Bonnell on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Odessa Country Club. Throughout the evening, experience the award-winning cuisine of Chef Bonnell as he transforms Texas foods into fine cuisine. Also, enjoy an exciting live auction of uniquely inspired items ranging from exclusive vacation getaways to fine jewelry and culinary packages.

Your support of this celebrity chef event helps victims of family violence throughout the Permian Basin build safe, self-sufficient lives for themselves and their children. Emma is one of many success stories.

Emma came to the Safe Place for help. Her live-in boyfriend of five years had become physically, emotionally and verbally abusive and his abuse was escalating. With the help of her advocate, Emma received safety planning, childcare resources, employment assistance and much more. Her advocate worked with Emma on budgeting, helping her to save enough money to leave the abuse and live on her own. With the resources provided by Safe Place, Emma is thankful to be where she is today. Through counseling, she understands the warning signs of controlling and abusive behaviors and identifies when a relationship is unhealthy.

Your donation today directly helps women, like Emma, find support and strength to live healthier lives for themselves and their children. Delight in a night of fabulous food with Chef Bonnell, who is considered not only “the most loved chef in Fort Worth,” but also heralded as one of the best in Texas. Please join us as we support the mission of Safe Place, to not only SAVE lives but CHANGE them as well.

For additional information, call Eryn Berry at (432) 818-2620 or email



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