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.
‘Sir Freakalot Fresh’ sentenced to 40 years for torturing girlfriend, forcing her to sign over title to Mercedes: DA
A Houston man who held a woman captive in a house while beating and torturing her until she gave him money and signed over the title to her Mercedes-Benz has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.
‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’: Tina Turner 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.
Breaking Free: Ways loved ones can support domestic violence victims
When domestic violence happens, it is typically behind closed doors. Victims may feel isolated and helpless. Sometimes family members and friends may be aware of the abuse and domestic violence advocates said there are several things they can do to help the victim.
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.
‘It was getting kind of ugly’: Grieving mother remembers daughter who was killed by her husband in murder-suicide
A grieving mother is speaking out after her daughter was killed by her estranged husband. Huntsville police say Tianne Jones was shot and killed by Roy Wasbotten, who took his own life after the shooting on Summer Lane, on March 8.
Woman shoots man during domestic violence incident in Rice Military area of Houston
Investigators say a man and woman got into some sort of altercation and witnesses allegedly reported seeing the man abusing the woman in a complex hallway. Police said the woman eventually pulled out a gun and shot the man in the chest.
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: The push to de-stigmatize domestic abuse in Houston’s South Asian community
In the South Asian community, there is so much silence around being abused. While some of it has to do with a person’s immigration status, women of south Asian descent often don’t come forward to report the abuse because they’re worried about how sharing their story would impact their family and their community.