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 Apr 1st  - July 31st 

TIER 2 

Registration Fee $125

Aug 1 st -Oct 1st 

TIER 3 

Registration Fee $150

Oct 2 nd - Oct 16th 

From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, "I have survived"!

Why Support Us!

Did you know, according to the 2024 National Statistics Domestic Violence Fact Sheet:

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.2

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) and in some cases might not be considered "domestic violence." 1

  • 1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. Data is unavailable on male victims.1 

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.1

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.10

  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

  • CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

  • ECONOMIC IMPACT

  • Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.6

  • Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by their abuser, 78% of women killed in the workplace during this timeframe

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  • PHYSICAL/MENTAL IMPACT

  • Women abused by their intimate partners are more vulnerable to contracting HIV or other STI’s due to forced intercourse or prolonged exposure to stress.7

  • Studies suggest that there is a relationship between intimate partner violence and depression and suicidal behavior.7

  • Physical, mental, and sexual and reproductive health effects have been linked with intimate partner violence including adolescent pregnancy, unintended pregnancy in general, miscarriage, stillbirth, intrauterine hemorrhage, nutritional deficiency, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal problems, neurological disorders, chronic pain, disability, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Victims of domestic violence are also at higher risk for developing addictions to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.7

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I was young and giddy, so I blushed hearing his comment. Huh, back then, I wore a beginning stage of Jheri curls [laughing]. Yes, back in the 80's jheri curls was the shiznick [laughing]. A year has passed and we were six months into our marriage with our son. He had become very confrontational at home and at work. It was as though I was now married to night and day. Some days he was thoughtful, respectful, a gentlemen, and lovable. Other times, I hated him and despised him. Many days I regret being married, yet I wanted my marriage to work. The majority of our arguing revolved around finances, never having enough, and never knowing where the money was going. Other times our arguing was because of his over drinking or his family interference and negative influences in our marriage. Yes, his drinking went from drinking a can or two after work to drinking a 40oz along with drinking one to two cans of beer after work; to drinking a can of beer while he, as he use to say, "S-Showered-shaved." His excessive alcohol intake became so uncontrollable that, he now became the alcohol. He didn't care what he did, what he said, or who he hurt. He became numb. He no longer was the man I met nine months ago on the college stairwell. He now became a stranger to me. I no longer knew who he was; it felt strange living under the same roof with him. You would have thought I was a burglar who just broke into his home, because he choked me so hard until I began to see silver specs floating in my eyes; not knowing that I was losing oxygen to my brain. Yes, he was slowing killing me, and I was dying.

FORMER CHOSEN AGENCIES (RECEIPIENT)

  • Brighter Tomorrows, Texas 2015

  • Safe Haven, Texas 2016

  • Hope's Door -New Beginning, Texas 2017

  • Family Place, Texas 2018

  • Majestic Daughters - Truth Written Enterprise, Texas 2019

  • None - COVID 2020
     

  • Case of Jonson County, Texas 2021

  • I Can Still Shine, Texas -1st Place 2022

  • Virginia Sexual Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Virginia - 2nd Place 2022

  • Wesley Shelter, Inc North Carolina 2023

In efforts to simplify donation options for the selected organization; $10 from each guests' reservation tickets will be allocated to the chosen recipient (agent/organization).  Also, there will be an option to make a donation for those unable to attend our annual fundraising - charitable event.  Fortunately, registration fee(s) are "waived" for children 13 -17 (w/free meals) provided that (child)ren are accompanied by an adult who is at least 21- years or older.  The change for the required minimum age to now be able to attend the annual events are based on literature from the American Academy of Pediatrics; the average age at which adolescents begin dating varies, as girls typically start dating around 12 and a half years old, while boys tend to begin dating around 13 and a half years old.  However, keep in mind that every teen is different, and some may be ready sooner or later than their peers.  It’s essential to have open conversations with your child about dating, set appropriate rules, and consider their emotional maturity before allowing them to date one-on-one.

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                     SAFETY AND HEALTH PRECAUTIONS

 The Health and safety for our guests and vendors remains a   top  priority.

As Generational Wealth Education and Awareness Foundation [ Formerly: Domestic Violence LLC ] ] Celebrate our 10th Annual Anniversary Celebration for the years of hosting Annual Fundraising - Charitable Gala Events - for the first time, our event will be open to the public; provided that the proper RSVP & Registration Entry Fee(s) are completed; either through our third party collaborator, EventBrite or through our website.  We always look forward to reuniting every year in order to build a community connection while establishing shared experiences, and explore creativity, in Support of Eradicating all forms of abuse; such as, child abuse, domestic violence, sexual trafficking, human trafficking, child molestation, incest, parental alienation, sexual assaults, military sexual assaults, rapes, domestic violence, and workplace bullying, and school bullying in Our Homes, Communities, Workplaces, and Schools.

Attestation of COVID-19 Vaccination Announcement:

  • All Attendees joining our in-person event will need to show proof of vaccination OR  provide proof of a negative COVID test within 72-hours of attending the event, by discretion of Hostess.

  • Mask use is a personal choice; however, masks will be available upon request; to include, hand sanitizers.

 REVIEWS

Comments (16)

Guest
Dec 07, 2023

Thank you for keeping Domestic Violence LLC thriving! Your compassion to serve has helped so many families in the community! I was honored to attend one of your events in the past and I look forward to attending your 10th Anniversary Celebration in 2024! Keep up the amazing work. God Bless.❤️


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Awww, it's comments like these that keeps coming, is what encourages and motivates us to want to continue helping the communities; so that, the doors of domestic violence and abuse centers can remain open for safe haven for the millions of individuals and families in need. Thank You for your kind words and with God's Grace, we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Anniversary Celebration in 2024.😊❣️


Guest
Dec 01, 2023

Have attended each event since it began in 2015 and each year there's something that tops the last event whether it's the food, entertainment or speeches. Looking forward to next year!!

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Thank You for your feedback. Yes, even as a owner/founder there will always be things that need a little tweeting, or revamping; in order to accomodate and satisfy my guest, such as yourself. I look forward to seeing you and your guest(s) at next year's event.


Guest
Nov 21, 2023

"I attended previous years events. It was amazing to see the care and concern exhibited by Ms. Yolanda. She meticulously planned and insured that the events were top notched. I left there with a feeling that Ms. Yolanda was following her calling from God."

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Awwwww, Thank You soo0 much; that meant alot to me. What I do every year is exactly the direction my life was designed to do; a mission, and a voice for change. 🙂


Guest
Nov 21, 2023

"The love poured into this event far exceeds anything I have ever been a part of before. As a vendor, I am very familiar with sitting on the wall and not being included in the festivities but not at this event. Ms. Yolanda is caring and makes sure everyone is included, hearing the messages of healing; and leaves the event blessing one another. I look forward to seeing what next year's 10th annual gala will hold."

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Awww, Thank You for that 😍. Everyone deserves to be Seen, Respected, Appreciated, and Accepted. I Thank You for your continual and loyal support since the very beginning, as I take nothing nor anyone for granted. I look forward to seeing you at next year's 10th; afterall, its a celebration in honor of you and other vendors like you who provides services to other's in the communities. Little will many vendors know is that, just a little purchase from them by a victim or family of domestic violence can really cause that individual or family to feel good about themselves; as it gives them hope that they too; one day, can become an "Entrepreneur" in order to be self-sufficient and later help others in their communities, by way of "Paying it Forward." 🌄 So, Thank You 100% x's over.


Guest
Nov 21, 2023

"This year's Event was Sensational.  It was the first time that I attended, however, it will not be the last.  My husband and I are already planning for next year's Event.  Ms. Jones, you did an outstanding job.  Thanks again for the invite."

Love You,

Mrs. L Phillips

Thank You

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Yes, you defjnetly did your thing; you certainly delivered 📢. There aren't many words that can describe how much I "Thank You and Appreciate EVERYTHING you did to make this event an enjoyable and successful one. I know when the chips are down, you are there to step in and execute 📞. Thank You Sis Vet.


Guest
Nov 21, 2023

"My family and I had the honor of attending the 2023 Domestic Violence LLC's Annual Gala. We had an AMAZING time!


The food, including the drinks and dessert, was AMAZING! My family could not stop talking about how good the Garlic Mashed Potatoes were! I have eaten a plant based diet for nearly 30 years. I was even provided with a plant based, meat free (vegan) meal, and it was DELICIOUS! The waitstaff was professional and attentive. The event space was festively decorated in purple, black, and silver. The speakers, who were Domestic Violence survivors, were authentic and inspirational. The music was upbeat and made you want to move. There was also a LIVE saxophonist who walked around the room, serenading us during the night, which was AWESOME! Some of my family members won door prizes and everybody got SWAG! There was also a place for pictures to be taken, in addition to a professional photographer taking pictures throughout the event. The other attendees and staff were friendly, positive and upbeat; which made the event even more enjoyable. You can immediately tell a tremendous amount of work went into planning this event!


My family and I had an AMAZING time celebrating domestic violence survivors and the work that is being done to educate the public and support those who are currently in an abusive relationship.


I would rate this event 5 out of 5 stars and would DEFINITELY recommend you attend next year's gala in November 2024!"

(Keva Larthridge-Mack) ️️️️️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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Awww, Mack Family, 😉I am so happy you all enjoyed yourselves, as it put such joy on my face each time I looked over and saw you all with smiles and laughter during the event. Thank You for being part of a great cause that is so well needed, due to the severity and increase of domestic violence; not only locally, but nationally. So, Thank You all for your participation of attendance, and I look forward to seeing you all again at the 10th.


Guest
Nov 21, 2023

"Thank you for the invite and allowing me to share my story of "Turning my adversity into A PURPOSE" (Ms. Tammy Davis)

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No Ma'am; Thank You. It's amazing how our stories are so similiar; but then again, although the victims faces of domestic violence are different, the dynamics of the perpetrator or abusers are the same, as they're behaviors or characteristics are equally the same. So, Thank You for being the Strong, Powerful, Courageous Soldier to share your story to a group of strangers; while standing in your truth to say, "No More", this is who I (Tammy) am today, because by the Grace of God, I've turned my adversitities into a Purpose and I am a "THRIVER". So Ms. Lady, I'm proud of you and your strength, and with that, you continue to walk with your head held high and don't allow anyone to tell you, otherwise.


Guest
Nov 21, 2023

"I have attended every event from the first one and as she's promised, each one will be better than the previous. I'm so looking forward to the 10th Anniversary event!! (Wayne Frorup)😊

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Yes, Thank You, as you certainly have attended every event; since the very beginning. I can recall you missing only one event, but that was due to a prior family engagement. So, thank You for being a loyal and ongoing supporter to Domestic Violence LLC, as your yearly support helps many individuals and families of domestic violence and other forms of abuse. 😇