The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter's 17th Annual Honoring Mothers event
SAN ANTONIO- Marta Pelaez and Linda Canizales of Family Violence Prevention Services with the Battered Women and Children's Shelter discussed the impact of domestic violence in San Antonio.
In 2016, more than 650 women were murdered in the state of Texas, leaving close to 2,000 children orphaned.
In San Antonio, two thirds of the victims of domestic violence are children. Eighty percent of homelessness is directly related to domestic violence.
Palaez talked with us about the work being done by the shelter to help people in their time of crisis.
For five consecutive years, the San Antonio branch of the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter has had the highest daily census among all shelters in Texas.
Canizales also highlighted the 17th Annual Honoring Mother’s Luncheon, which is taking place on May 3rd at 11:30 am at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.
To find out more about the event, please click HERE.
For more information on the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter, please click HERE.