domestic violence

Local Experts Give Insights on Domestic Violence

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Local experts on domestic violence said no template exists for a typical abuser, and that cases can evolve into something dangerous. The three experts—Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, Katy Christian Ministries Crisis Center Director Susan Hastings, and Katy Police Detective Angelica Salinas—shared their insights as Katy observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Misperceptions of Abusers Domestic violence has misperceptions around it. Fagan said one in four women are affected by […]

Katy Christian Ministries to Honor Domestic Violence Victims’ Advocate

Denise Gruwell (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter When it comes to domestic violence, people often focus on victims needing help, and abusers needing intervention to stop further violence. Yet people don’t often think of the caregivers who help those victims get the help they need. Katy Christian Ministries will honor one such caregiver Thursday as part of its domestic violence awareness activities. Denise Gruwell is a victim liaison with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office. She will receive the […]

Exchange Club of Fort Bend Brings Back the Duck Golf Tournament with Big Changes for the Betterment of the Community

The Exchange Club of Fort Bend is not only known for their community service but for their history of annual fundraisers such as the Duck Golf Classic. According to Club President, Chad Bridges, “We are excited to bring back the Duck Golf Tournament after not having the tournament in 2020. Keeping in mind the safety of our community, we raised funds with a virtual fundraiser in 2020. We still served our community and helped to […]

The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency Announces Virtual Domestic Violence Presentations

In partnership with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, a nonprofit providing Houston-area women and girls with the tools needed to be advocates for their health, announces upcoming virtual presentations in partnership with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic during the month of October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To ensure positive outcomes for women and girls, The Women’s Fund will continue to offer presentations at no cost to the public on relevant topics […]