Families to Freedom in need of drivers to help domestic violence victims and survivors
Families to Freedom was created to help women who cannot get into a shelter, because it may be over capacity. The drivers help them find a safe place to go even if its outside of Houston. Organizers said without drivers, there’s many domestic violence victims whom are unable to get away from their abusers.
HPD officer accused of shooting wife in face says it was accidental, wife refuses to give statement to police
A Houston police officer relieved of duty this week after shooting his wife appeared before a Harris County judge in probable cause court, where details were shared appearing to claim the victim was accidentally shot during an attempted break-in.
‘What’s love got to do with it?’: Tina Tuner became epitome of ‘Breaking Free’ role model for domestic abuse survivors
Fans around the world are mourning after it was announced that legendary artist “Tina Turner” died Tuesday at the age of 83. The woman, who dominated as both an R&B showstopper and the “Queen of Rock n’ Roll,” was a pillar of strength for domestic violence victims.
Live phone bank: KPRC, Houston Area Women’s Center taking calls about domestic violence, human trafficking
KPRC 2 and our community partners at Energy Transfer and Houston Christian University are proud to host a phone bank with volunteers from Houston Area Women’s Center today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
‘Breaking Free’ phone bank: Call with your questions
This week, the entire KPRC 2 team is working on ‘Breaking Free’ to help domestic and partner abuse survivors. Our goal is to provide resources, support and solutions to help people in our community. We have a panel of experts ready right now to answer your questions. You can call 713-778-8920 to talk with a domestic violence expert.
Breaking Free: Domestic violence in the LGBTQ community
Domestic violence has no boundaries or barriers. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or sexual orientation; but much of the domestic violence awareness movement focuses on solely heterosexual relationships. Members of the LGBTQ community say they do not feel seen or heard.
Breaking Free: Helping African Americans de-stigmatize abuse, learn to ask the right questions
A survivor of domestic abuse, Dr. Conti Terrell started Fresh Spirit Wellness in 1997 after realizing there was a different type of dynamic for African American women who are dealing with it. She discovered that certain conversations that needed to happen were not taking place and many fears that these women had were not being addressed.
KPRC 2 presents a special weeklong series on escaping and ending domestic violence
It’s a dangerous problem that’s often hidden from public view until it becomes deadly. Domestic violence caused by an intimate partner can leave victims feeling vulnerable and trapped. But help exists. Next week, KPRC 2 presents “Breaking Free”. We are partnering with law enforcement and agencies across our area to bring you a weeklong series focused on stopping partner violence. The goal is to provide support, resources, and solutions that can save lives.