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National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-Safe (7233)
24-Hour National Domestic Violence Hotline

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: 800-787-3224
SMS: Text BEGIN to 88788

Note: If you are a family violence service provider in Texas seeking funding, visit the HHSC Procurement and Contract Services webpage at:

Centers that Provide Temporary Shelter and Support Services

Visit the Family Violence Program Resources page for a directory of shelters and support services.

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die,
A time to kill, and a time to heal,
A time to weep, and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn, and a time to dance,
A time to keep, and a time to cast away.

[Ecclesiastes 3]

Yolana Jones, CEO

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You Make it Possible
With A Monthly Gift - Making A Lasting Impact

Thanks to your support, the Generational Wealth Education and Awareness Foundation [formerly known as Domestic Violence LLC] can persist in organizing annual Fundraiser - Charitable Gala Events to raise awareness within our local communities.

We have successfully raised awareness among attendees, and we recognize that many more in our communities would like to participate in these events but are often financially constrained. Your generous donations enable guests to attend, savor a delightful meal, and learn about domestic violence, other forms of abuse, and prevention strategies.

Your contribution is powerful; it aids us in continuing to provide education and awareness to a broader audience, with the hope that increased attendance will lead to fewer cases of individuals or families suffering from Domestic Violence and other forms of abuse.

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Your generous support enables the Generational Wealth Education and Awareness Foundation [formerly known as Domestic Violence LLC] to persist in advocating for change. Through our platforms and voices, we represent the countless individuals and families whose lives were tragically cut short by domestic violence.Won't You Make

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Who Am I

I'm a business owner, speaker & author with a little over thirty-five years of experience in sharing my personal story of surviving & thriving after being subjected to years of child emotional, verbal & physical abuse by, my paternal family & caregiver; as well as, domestic violence by my children father.   I've spoken at various events, podcast & media outlets, reaching thousands of people with my message of empowerment & resilience.   I'm also a preventive advocate for military sexual trauma (MST), harassment, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), discrimination, and as a disabled Army Iraq combat war veteran;   I use my voice & platform to educate, empower and inspire others to speak up, seek help and support one another.   My mission is to give HOPE to the HOPELESS and to create a culture of respect and dignity for all.


The registration fee for the annual fundraising event is not included in the Yearly Sponsorship Package.


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In 2005, Domestic Violence LLC was previously known as Domestic Violence Inc until it was renamed in 2020 by Yolanda Jones, the CEO and survivor of child abuse and domestic violence; as she saw a much greater need in helping to fund other 501c and private abuse agencies that, were struggling to keep their doors open during the COVID Pandemic.  As a result, and due to inconsistent funding or sponsorships, Ms. Jones took it upon her self to fund annual fundraising - charitable events by using her own; then, work income along with her service connected VA disability.  Fortunately, being of service to others never stopped her, as she's helped fund travel and hotel expenses for several speakers and guests arriving over a 50 miles radius.  Since 2020 to present, Ms. Jones has continously and selflessly funded 90% of the annual fundraising gala events; as well as, have awarded chosen recipient(s) from several 501c's and private abuse agencies with donations, to help keep their doors open.  Ms. Jones gives her Thanks and Praises to God and to the many disabled veteran colleagues, family & volunteers who graciously provide their assistance(s) each year. The organization has recently been rebranded to, Generational Wealth Education and Awareness Foundation.  Under a new transformation, it will allow futher development into exploring new markets of areas to better serve all victims of abuse. Generational Wealth Education and Awareness Foundation Advocates, Inspires, Empowers, and Educates abused victims and survivors,  while transitioning and coroborating with other affiliates' to offer additional services; to help victims and survivors regain their Self-Esteem & Self-Worth.  Fortunately, through Financial Management and Preparaion, this will allow victims and survivors to become sustainable and self-sufficient, "Post- Abuse".  So, as we look forward in continuing to be a Blessing to other abused agencies; through our philanthropy endeavors along with rebranding, we're excited about bringing back our online store, where customers can purchase our custom design items.  Thank you for your continued support!


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Survivor Turner Thriver From Child Abuse - Domestic Violence - Military  & Spousal Sexual Assualt


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Special Guest Presenters; You Don't Want to Miss - This Webinar Is Certainly Like "No" Other Webinar You've Ever Attended  i GUARANTEE IT !

We're Coming in HOT - With Lots of FLAVOR Mark Your Calendar Because You Are Certainly in For a Treat ! 

Aug 26, 2024 - Oct 14, 2024


 Domestic Violence & Abuse

Basic BootCamp

[Online 8-Week Course]

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Grand Junction - Colorado
September 27-28th

If you haven't already purchased your tickets, you still have time.

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Aug 1 st -Oct 1st 


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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.


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


  • 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



  • 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.


  • 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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 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.


Comments (16)

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.😊❣️

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.

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. 🙂

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.

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.

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.

Nov 21, 2023