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As we explore options for a new place to serve we are also looking for compassionate people to join our leadership team.
We are looking for a charity partner outside of Fort Worth so you must be willing to travel a little bit on our Chicktime Saturday…which is only once a month so very doable! Contact Sandi for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristi was our workshop leader today at Clearfork, and she taught the girls to make ocean bottles.
The stones on the bottom represent our burdens that we are releasing. The smaller beads represent those small irritations. And the cork represents us learning to rise above.
Such a powerful lesson!
I can’t think of a better day than Valentine’s Day to show up and show love. Chicktime Fort Worth shared love with the children at ACH Family Services Youth Emergency Shelter with a drop-off workshop including pizza and drinks., decorate your own sugar cookie kits (heart-shaped, of course) and a fun craft activity. Thank you so much to our generous donors for making this possible. We hope to be in- person next mont for a Great Green Get-Together, so stay tuned!!
About tonight. It’s been exactly 2 long years but we were able to spend time with our charity partner kids at the SafeHaven of Tarrant County‘s Holiday party for the clients of the housing group who are re-entering back into independent living.
This was co-leader Jana‘s first in-person event and she did a fantastic job facilitating. Thank you to our volunteers for having the heart to come out tonight. #chicktimefortworth #enddomesticviolence #christmasiscoming
How we spent this past Sunday afternoon. Our virtual workshop leader had to reschedule for a different month and still no in-person workshops are allowed with our charity partner.
Since we completed our vaccinations weeks ago and hadn’t seen each other in-person for months, we stepped out on faith and met up at Sandi’s house to create origami activity packs for the kiddos at SafeHaven of Tarrant County SafeLiving group.
After a year+ of drop-off workshops due to COVID-19 restictions, we were able to host our first virtual workshop with the SafeLiving Housing group at SafeHaven of Tarrant CountyLisa Albert led today’s workshop sharing knowledge on Self Defense as well as her own personal story as a survivor. She was awesome today as she transformed a standard in-person into an interactive and informative virtual workshop with the assistance of our co-leader Sandi. Great teamwork ladies. I know the attendees, the SafeHaven leadership team as well as Janaand I appreciate your time and commitment. I can’t wait to see what we have in the works virtually for the May workshop Stay tuned Chicktime Fort Worth; we’re Baack!
February dropoff workshop complete. Sending valentine’s day love to the 112 children residents of the SafeLiving shelter. They will be able to create their own custom valentines for their loved ones with a little something sweet to go along with the card.
Once again, Janaknocked it out the park with this craft idea. Are you interested in how you can get involved with leading a workshop and showing the kiddos that someone is thinking of them and they are loved? Please reach out to Jana, Sandi or me to ask how at www.chicktime.com/FortWorth or email@example.com #spreadhappiness #loveisallyouneed #vday2021 #chicktimefortworth #chicktimenational #valentines2021 #ValentinesDay2021
Have a great week,
Final dropoff in 2020 for SafeHaven. More masks and clothing items. The hard working elves at Berry Good Buys were busy today. Praying for their health and safety as they collect and organize in-kind donations. Also, Praying that 2021 will see this COVID pandemic subside and allow in-person opportunities again to serve the shelter and SafeLiving program women and children.
The links to purchase the Thanksgiving gift cards.
Candy for the main shelter’s trunk or treat event and Candy and Art supplies for the SafeLiving Housing shelter children to decorate Boo Bags and Masks for Trick Or Treat Fun! Thanks
for leading this months’ workshop
Hey, Chicktime Fort Worth~
The list below are items that the SafeLiving transitional housing group (independent living) is in need of every month for their clients that are moving back into independent housing.
Pots and pans
Food storage containers
kitchen cooking utensils,
shower rod and hooks
Plates and bowls
Hope you can help!
Hello Chicktime Fort Worth,
As a reminder, due to COVID-19 we are still unable to serve with Safehaven for in-person workshops but they are still in need of our help. Here are 2 opportunities for us to still be a blessing to our charity partner and provide support. If you are able to assist with one need or both, please know that your kindness and generosity are appreciated so much at this time.
Thank you in advance,
Denise and Jana
Back To School Drive
Our kiddos need YOUR help!
We’re heading back to virtual school, but we still need your help providing SafeHaven kids with the necessary supplies to continue learning! You can drop off any supplies at the location listed below or purchase items from our Amazon Wish List to ship straight to SafeHaven.
Or drop off at
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
August Immediate Needs
83 women and children are currently seeking safety in our emergency shelters during the pandemic. Will you give them their daily essentials by purchasing items from our August immediate needs list?
You can drop off donations at Berry Good Buys or send items straight to us by purchasing from our Amazon Wish List! We can’t do this without you!
Wish List: https://amzn.to/31po5HX
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Mon – Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Chicktime Fort Worth, due to a generous monetary donation that they received, were able to bless the Independent Living Housing team staff with much needed pamper kits.
The staff has worked tirelessly during this season without the much needed assistance of volunteers to make certain that their client needs are met so we wanted to do a little something special for them.
Chicktime Fort Worth showing #unstoppable love by donating things on their Charity Partner’s needs list. I love the story on their facebook page about the couple intrigued with their purchases when in line at the store and when told about Chicktime and Chicktime Fort Worth’s partnership with SafeHaven donated 40.00 dollars to help cover the cost!
SafeHaven has 51 kiddos currently in shelter who need your help to have a fun summer.
We normally rely on fun field trips to ke ep our kids entertained while they’re out of school, but with the pandemic we’re having to get creative with crafts, movie days, and fun outdoor projects
Will you purchase a few items off our Summer Camp Amazon Wishlist (linked below) or drop off items at our Berry Good Buys resale store??
Please share! We really need your help!
Berry Good Buys Store:
1701 W Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76110
We desperately need your help keeping our shelves stocked with essentials for the families staying in our shelters.
You can find these items and more by shopping from our Amazon Wish List or drop off items at our Berry Good Buys location.
(Please send to 1010 N. Center St. address)
Drop Off (Mark items as “Immediate Needs”):
Berry Good Buys
1701 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX 76110
* Please practice social distancing while dropping off
Our Arlington Resource Center is still closed for drop-offs.
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting some of our most at-risk neighbors, and that’s why North Texas Giving Day has created #NorthTexasGivingTuesdayNOW! Today, May 5, you can make a gift and join countless other North Texans to provide support to those who need it most.
When you make a gift to SafeHaven, you’re providing a comfortable place to rest, regroup and gain life-saving resources for women and children fleeing violent homes.
Make A Gift: https://bit.ly/2KQQWvr
A message from SafeHaven….
I’m committed to being as honest and transparent as possible, so to be frank, I’m writing to you right now because SafeHaven is on its way to being in a financial pickle.
You may have heard in the news that domestic violence increases in times of crisis. That is an understatement.
As you can imagine, home is the most dangerous place on earth for domestic violence victims. Abusers like to isolate victims from their support system, and when the government and other leaders are encouraging us to isolate ourselves, victims spend even more time alone with their abusers.
Because of this, we have already seen an increase in hotline calls, and requests for lifesaving shelter at SafeHaven are through the roof.
We aren’t top of mind for many of our donors right now, and we’ve lost a significant amount of what was expected revenue because we had to cancel our only fundraising event this year. This is a bit of a scary time for those of us trying to keep women and children safe from abusive homes.
Our goal at this time is to serve every woman and child who needs lifesaving shelter, and what we desperately need is your financial support. Will you please make a monetary donation to protect your neighbors?
Make A Donation: interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E5919&id=6
I will certainly keep you updated on what’s happening at SafeHaven over the coming weeks and months. Please keep us and the families we serve in your thoughts.
Thank you for your unwavering support.
Kathryn Jacob, LMSW
President & CEO
SafeHaven of Tarrant County
office 682.318.1830 | hotline 877.701.7233
1010 North Center Street
Arlington, Texas 76011
Chicktime Fort Worth will not be meeting in April, We will let you know as soon as we know if we can serve in May.