THE FAMILY PLACE - SAVING LIVES SINCE 1978
For victims of family violence, The Family Place is the Dallas area’s leading organization delivering proven programs that address emotional and physical abuse and incest. The Family Place provides free, comprehensive services that prevent violence and fully support women, children and men on their path from fear to safety.
Since 1978, we have:
550,000 calls have been answered
225,000 clients have been counseled
21,000 women, children and men have been sheltered to safety
20,000 batterers have learned to change their abusive behavior
6,000 students have been empowered each year to take a stand against bullying
Partners Card is the signature fundraiser for The Family Place, Dallas’ largest domestic violence agency. Now in its 24th year, the Partners Card effort has raised over $16 million to help break the cycle of domestic violence in our community.
Let’s take a look back at some of the milestones from the past twenty two years!
1993 - The Family Place launches Partners Card with 175 participating stores. Ms. Gene Jones serves as the first Honorary Chair. Sally Hoglund and Sally Johnson chair the inaugural event which raised $90,000.
1998 - Partners Card revenue exceeds a half million dollars with more than 10,000 cards sold.
2000 - Partners Card grows to more than 500 participating stores.
2001 - Partners Card proceeds help offset a $117,000 operating deficit created by the recession, cuts in federal funding and increased client needs.
2002 - Partners Card celebrates a “Decade of Making a Difference” with a breakfast hosted by Tiffany’s for the 10th Anniversary year.
2003 - Highland Park Village kicks off the 2003 shopping week with a preview shopping party
2007 - The Family Place Partners Card celebrated 15 years of success, raising $905,000 to help battered women, children, and men.
2009 - Partners Card funds have made it possible for The Family Place to provide services and programs that include emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis counseling, transitional housing, incest recovery, community and youth education, financial assistance, life skills training, day care, non-residential counseling services, and legal assistance, advocacy and support for victims of family violence.
2010 - For the first time, Partners Card raised more than $1 million. The Family Place also opens its school facility for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students at the Safe Campus.
2011 - Partners Card completes its 19th year with $12.1 million raised for The Family Place!
2012 - Partners Card Celebrating 20 years of saving lives and 20%
2013 - The Only Sale Where You Truly Save - Be a part of the solution to stop Family Violence
2014 - Save Money. Save a Life.
2015 - Shop with Heart.
2016 - Shop like a Hero! The Partners Card App is released making it possible for shoppers to buy a card digitally on their phone.
2017 - Partners Card celebrates 25 years of shopping with purpose!