As one of the leading agencies in Texas advocating for victims of domestic violence, FVPS can help with media inquiries.

Please direct all inquiries to:

Blanca Uribe
(210) 930-3669 ext. 2217
blanca.uribe@fvps.org

Stories/ News

2021:

Transportation for Abuse Survivors Poses Huge Barrier

FVPS Accepting Applications for First Ever Youth Advisory Council

New Advisory Council on Teen DV to be Comprised of Teens

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Daughters Speak Out After Losing Mother to Domestic Abuse

How Poverty Can Make People Feel Trapped in Violent Homes

Abused Pregnant Women Finding Support from SAPD

Domestic Abuse Does not Have to Include Physical Violence

2020:

As DV Death Toll Shatters Record, New Proposals to Keep Victims Safe

Increased Level of DV–Purple Run

Battered Women & Children’s Shelter Sees Increase in Need

Lonnie Walker Launches Online Art Auction to Support Victims of Abuse

Spurs’ Lonnie Walker IV Collaborates with Local Artists to Support Victims of Abuse

#GIVEMAMACOFFEE

SA Spurs’ Patty Mills Continues Charitable Efforts During Pandemic

Patty Mills Coffee Drive Raises Over $103,000

Battered Women’s Shelter is Not Closed and Never Will Close

Man Accused of Killing Ex at Subway Found Dead

Arrest of Sheriff’s Deputy for DV 

2019:

BCSO Security System helps give DV survivors peace of mind https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/01/01/domestic-violence-survivor-credits-bcso-security-system-program-for-giving-me-some-liberty-again/

Domestic Violence Ends in Murder Suicide:https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/police-organizations-offer-help-for-people-leaving-violent-relationships

https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/police-organizations-offer-help-for-people-leaving-violent-relationships

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Fight-between-estranged-couple-ends-in-apparent-14853996.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=share-by-email&utm_medium=email

https://www.univision.com/local/san-antonio-kwex/recursos-disponibles-para-personas-que-estan-viviendo-violencia-domestica-en-san-antonio-video

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2019/11/21/watch-live-sapd-responding-to-shooting-on-citys-south-side/

“Court tackles domestic violence, one young family at a time” https://news4sanantonio.com/news/trouble-shooters/court-tackles-domestic-violence-one-young-family-at-a-time

“Tip Top Cafe holds weekly ‘Name your price’ day to benefit domestic violence shelter” https://www.kens5.com/article/news/local/sa-restaurant-holds-weekly-name-your-price-day-to-benefit-domestic-violence-shelter/273-8e8ccab0-1eb6-41bb-b5c6-17eacf13b9c4?fbclid=IwAR1TYTH19CEG_P_nUMdaC-g_MaQOl3lFZ-Nw4TUmO29Hly2bfcuHNWpIgGs

“City’s New Domestic Violence Plan has Early Focus on Parenting” https://news4sanantonio.com/news/trouble-shooters/citys-new-domestic-violence-plan-has-early-focus-on-parenting

Getting Ready for Purple Run: https://www.kens5.com/video/news/community/run-to-raise-awareness/273-85aa9ae0-1ec9-4362-9a91-348b4fbe3ba1 

October Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/local-organization-prepares-for-domestic-violence-awareness-month-09-29-2019

$20,000 Purple Leash Project Grant from Purina and RedRover to help build pet shelter: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/purina–redrover-continue-national-mission-to-expand-number-of-pet-friendly-shelters-with-four-new-purple-leash-project-shelter-grants-300917188.html

“Pets to be Allowed to Stay with Abuse Victims at Battered Women and Children’s Shelter” https://www.ksat.com/news/news-at-9/pets-to-be-allowed-to-stay-with-abuse-victims-at-battered-women-and-childrens-shelter 

“San Antonio Could Add $1 Million in Domestic Violence Prevention Funding” https://www.kens5.com/article/news/community/san-antonio-could-add-1-million-in-domestic-violence-prevention-funding/273-324f20ee-e4d2-4d53-a600-26a3e7e84cff

“Local, State Leaders: Culture Shift, Better Organization Needed to Address Domestic Violence” https://therivardreport.com/local-state-leaders-culture-shift-better-organization-needed-to-address-domestic-violence/

“City Council Members Strategize to Combat Intimate Partner Violence” https://www.ksat.com/news/domestic-violence/city-council-members-strategizing-to-combat-intimate-partner-violence

“Domestic Violence is a Critical Issue in San Antonio” https://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/editorials/article/Domestic-violence-is-a-critical-issue-in-San-13895217.php

Interview with Directors Cortnee Wright and Blanca Uribe on FVPS services and Honoring Mothers Luncheon: https://foxsanantonio.com/news/focus-on-south-texas/honoring-mothers-luncheon

“City Councilwoman Pushes for Huge Financial Commitment to Fight Against Domestic Violence” https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/city-councilwoman-pushes-for-huge-financial-commitment-to-fight-against-domestic-violence

“Family Violence Deaths Reach an Unprecedented High in San Antonio, Victim Advocates Say” https://www.ksat.com/news/domestic-violence/family-violence-deaths-reach-unprecedented-high-in-san-antonio-victims-advocates-say

“Domestic Violence Spikes During Fiesta in San Antonio” https://www.kens5.com/article/entertainment/events/fiesta/domestic-violence-spikes-during-fiesta-in-san-antonio/273-514297f6-86d7-4009-8ece-eba1dbe9993d

“Domestic Violence Determined to be Involved in South Side Stabbing” https://ktxs.com/news/texas/domestic-violence-found-to-be-involved-in-south-side-stabbing

“State Lawmaker Files Bills to Further Protect Victims of Domestic Violence” https://www.ksat.com/news/domestic-violence/state-lawmaker-files-bills-to-further-protect-victims-of-domestic-violence

“How is San Antonio Facing Addressing Issues of Family Violence?” https://www.tpr.org/post/sa2020-how-san-antonio-addressing-issues-family-violence-child-abuse

“Local Leaders Headed to Women’s United Nation Meeting” https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2019/03/02/local-leaders-heading-to-women-s-united-nation-meeting

Interview with CEO, Marta Pelaez, on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: https://www.kens5.com/video/news/teen-dating-violence-awareness-month/273-8993b706-58dd-4911-9f4e-09461582da07

Interview with John Marshall High School students on Can’t Beat Love Film Festival: https://www.kens5.com/video/news/cant-beat-love-student-film-festival-awards/273-d89f0afe-7bb1-48d9-9e88-8bca7d4236ba

“Loving in Fear” KSAT answers viewer questions about domestic violence:https://www.ksat.com/news/domestic-violence/loving-in-fear-ksat-answers-viewer-questions-about-domestic-violence

“Held Hostage in Another Country”: https://www.ksat.com/news/domestic-violence/held-hostage-in-another-country-financial-abuse-kept-her-trapped

2018:

http://www.kens5.com/news/local/volunteers-hit-the-streets-to-count-the-homeless-in-bexar-county/511657531

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/battered-women-and-childrens-shelter-sees-increase-in-calls-to-hotline

http://foxsanantonio.com/news/focus-on-south-texas/8th-annual-san-antonio-film-contest

2017:

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/october-is-domestic-violence-awareness-month-10-10-2017

https://www.ksat.com/news/two-iconic-sa-spots-will-go-purple-for-domestic-violence-awareness-month

http://m.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Bexar-County-has-one-of-the-highest-numbers-of-12295076.php

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/more-women-entering-batterers-intervention-program

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