Women’s Protective Services Receives Grant from The Texas Bar Foundation

Lubbock, Texas June 9th, 2016 – Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock announced a continued partnership with The Texas Bar Foundation to help domestic violence victims gain healing and safety. The new $5,000 Grant Donation from The Texas Bar Foundation will expand and enhance WPS’s Community Outreach.

WPS is excited to announce that it has received a grant award in the amount of $5,000 from The Texas Bar Foundation. The award will be used to support our Domestic Violence Community Outreach Campaign and elicit structured public service messaging in order to empower the victims of Domestic Violence in Lubbock and the surrounding communities. WPS commends The Texas Bar Foundation for their continued support of WPS and the battered women, children, and men we serve.

Quoting WPS Executive Director, Jason Henry, the Texas Bar Foundation has an impeccable record for public support and dedicated care for individuals and families in Lubbock and the surrounding areas. “The Texas Bar Foundation are renowned in West Texas for their commitment to community service and steadfast dedication to helping others overcome challenging hardship. We are proud to have them on board to once again help us raise funds to benefit West Texas victims of Domestic Violence and win the war against abuse.’’

About Women’s Protective Services

Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. (WPS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in advocacy for adult victims and their children who have experienced Domestic Violence. WPS has been serving Lubbock, TX and the surrounding communities since 1978. Women’s Protective Services is a community based program supported by volunteers. The services provided at WPS are free and confidential. Services are available without regard to race, sex, handicap, national origin, color, religion, sexual orientation, or income. Our purpose and objectives are to provide a safe environment, offer community education, prevention, rehabilitation of violent family members, encourage transition to self-sufficiency and to advocate for the prevention and elimination of family violence. Visit www.wpslubbock.org for more information.

About The Texas Bar Foundation

Since its inception since 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest Charitably-funded bar foundation. The Texas Bar Foundation solicits charitable contributions and provides funding to enhance the rule of law and the system of justice in Texas, especially for programs that relate to legal assistance for the underserved; the administration of justice; ethics in the legal profession; the encouragement of legal research; publications and forms; and education of the third branch of government.

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St. Luke’s Mothers Day Brunch

St. Lukes Brunch

The amazing women of St. Luke’s Methodist Church-Southwest Campus, will once again host their Mother’s Day Brunch on Saturday, May 7th. All proceeds go to benefit Women’s Protective Services. If you have not attended this event, you are missing out on great food, fellowship and decorations. Please contact Vicki Jobe or Tina Lyon for information.

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Apps Designed to Keep You Safe

Unhappy couple not talking after an argument at home

Unhappy couple not talking after an argument at home

Our smart phones can do amazing things for us—set our crock-pots, lull us to sleep, spy on our dog when we’re not at home. It seems every month debuts a new app that can help us improve our lives in s…

Source: Apps Designed to Keep You Safe

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Community Giving Back

Thank you Earl’s Plumbing for your generous donation of $1,500.00, and to all of those who participated in their promotional fundraiser for the month of October.

Earls plumbing check

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A Letter from the Executive Director

Jason HenryJason Henry states-“It’s an honor to join Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock-the purpose of this organization is needed more now than ever.”  Henry goes on to say, “Domestic Violence in our community is real.  WPS is at the forefront of efforts to stop the cycle of family violence in West Texas, and I am excited by the important work ahead.  It is not every day that individuals are able to say that they provide life saving services to their community.”

“Women’s Protective Services has been truly blessed this year through some amazing financial gifts, charitable support, donors and sponsorships.  The generosities of these donors have provided WPS with huge opportunities to increase our current level of services to the 3,400 + women and children we serve each year.

For over 37 years WPS has grown in strength and services to become one of the largest residential shelters in the state.  Furthermore, the shelter facility provides non-residential outreach services to a wide range of domestic violence victims in our 12 county service area which includes; Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry and Yoakum counties.

“On behalf of the women and children that we serve, the Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers, I would like to thank each of you for your generosity and kindness in providing so many necessary gifts and financial assistance.  This not only helps adults to escape abuse and violence, but also provides children a safe haven and a healthy environment to heal and flourish.”

Sincerely,

Jason Henry
Executive Director

Henry’s resume includes over 25 years of executive planning, administration, communications and marketing experience.  He is a Texas Tech Alumni and has served as Local Manager for Nexstar Broadcasting, Director of Sales for Townsquare Media and Regional Manager for Morris Communications.  He has also served as the Regional Director for the Amarillo Globe News and the Topeka Capital Journal
Prior to starting at Women’s Protective Services, Hernry served on the Media Advisory Committees of The Salvation Army and the Musuem of Texas Tech University Association.  He has also worked closely with Children’s Protective Services of Lubbock on media campaigns designed to help the abused children of West Texas.

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