From the news channels to reports on radio stations, family violence has become the primary source of emotional and physical abuse. That is why The Family Place is instrumental to the Society of Dallas Texas. The Family Place is prominent for its timeliness in providing family violence services across Dallas. It is an agency that works round the clock to fight and manage family violence.
The Family Place intervenes through families by offering preventive measures through education. It also offers advocacy and community sensitization while counseling over 225,000 victims of domestic violence including 22,000 women, men and children.
Opening of Violence Shelter
Since its establishment in 1978, The Family Place has offered life-saving shelter to over 30,000 families and responded to over 550,000 calls for emergency. The organization has assisted over 20,000 batterers in changing their abusive behaviors.
It features projects that offer lessons on bullying and adolescents behavior to over 6,000 students annually. In 2016, the agency opened its first violence shelter for families in the country. The organization offers all training in English and Spanish.
Capital Management Donates to the Family Place
On October 7th, 2016, James Dondero, the president of Highland Capital Management announced his intention to donate $1 million towards the right cause of campaign by The Family Place. The firm was meant to hold a Legacy Campaign and was far from reaching its target hence James Dondero suggestion to step in. Dondero made the announcement at Hilton Anatole Hotel located in Dallas Texas while hosting the yearly Trailblazer Awards.
The donation was channeled through the philanthropic department of Highland Dallas Foundation, an affiliate of Highland Capital Management. The amount was set to match half of the total funds Capital Management will have donated to organizations until April 2017. Learn more about James Dandero: http://thedallasjournal.org/the-career-achievements-of-james-dondero/
About James Dondero
Before joining Highland Capital Management, James Dandero controlled over 2$ billion assets and an estimated $1 billion fixed income for American Express. With over thirty years experience in credit markets, James presently manages foreign investments at Highland Capital Management.