Social Services

Genesis Women’s Shelter to open doors in southern Dallas

Genesis Women’s Shelter announced a new non-residential facility to be opened in the Fall of 2021. Located at 5020 South Lancaster Road, the new location will better meet the needs of underserved survivors in the southern Dallas area by offering advocacy, individual and group counseling, referral to both legal services and emergency shelter as well as access to childcare while mom is receiving services.

The 75216 ZIP code, where the new Lancaster office is located, is ranked in the top five of Dallas ZIP codes of population percentage that identifies as African American (78%). By expanding into this corridor, Genesis is hoping to make its services more accessible to Black women.

“Because the very foundation of domestic violence is based on power and control, until we break the chains of violence in the home, there can be no equity in the community,” said Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter. “We are committed to providing a safe space, and it is our hope that by opening the new Lancaster office, we will better meet the needs of underserved survivors – and specifically Black women – in the DFW Metroplex.”

In addition, adjacent to the Lancaster counseling office will be a new thrift store, which will allow Genesis clients to shop for free. The new thrift store location will also sell gently-used items to the community as a whole at a discounted price.

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