Press Release: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1, 2015
Contact: Kim Dimmett
(409) 443-0523

Awareness Events Support Domestic Violence Prevention

Galveston, TX – This October, The Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County (RCC) is launching an outreach and education campaign to highlight National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) benefitting victims of domestic violence in Galveston County.

“Our agency is committed to promoting the safety, well-being, and best interest of victims of family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse,” said Bonnie Martin, Executive Director of RCC. “It’s exciting to see how far we have come after 36 years of serving victims in Galveston County. We’re no longer just talking about services, but how to make real social change to advocate for the prevention of this epidemic violence that impacts the entire community.”

DVAM is an opportunity for domestic violence organizations to connect with the community through meaningful awareness raising events. RCC is proud to be part of a coordinated effort by all corners of the community – law enforcement, advocates, community groups, and schools – to declare domestic violence will not be tolerated in our community. Upcoming events directly benefitting RCC include:

  • All month long RCC Resale shops in Galveston, La Marque and League City will display an educational domestic violence exhibit M-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12pm-4pm;
  • October 15th – Yoga at Stewart Beach with Yoga Haven from 6p-7pm (free with a donation of cleaning supplies or personal hygiene product); and,
  • October 8th – The League City Police Department will host a Candlelight Vigil and collect donations from 7pm-8pm.

RCC is always seeking volunteers to provide medical accompaniment and advocate services. For more information on volunteering and events, please visit:

The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County (RCC) is the only organization in the region that provides victims of sexual assault and family violence with therapeutic services, legal services, case management, medical accompaniment and residential services. Additional opportunities for our clients to become self-sufficient include educational support and guidance, financial planning, job skill training, and daycare assistance. RCC’s 24-hour crisis hotline provides confidential support services for victims of family violence and sexual assault: 1 (888) 919-7233 (SAFE).


RCC in the News!

Last month before Galveston City Council, representatives of the Resource & Crisis Center testified to successfully enact zoning changes that will benefit RCC, our clients and the community. Read about it in this opinion piece published in the Galveston County Daily News ‘Zoning Change for Crisis Center Good Move for the Community’.

New Mailing Address

The mailing address for the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County has changed!

Here is our new mailing address:

P.O. Box 3339

Galveston, TX 77552

*Please Note: Our physical address has not changed, only our mailing address*

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Use Amazon Smile and designate us as your charity of choice. Go to and enter your Amazon log-in information, then enter the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County as your charity of choice. When you shop online, go to, and a portion of what you spend will be donated to the Resource and Crisis Center. This is a great option for Christmas shopping and Cyber Monday deals!  Please spread the word to your friends and family.

Kroger Plus Card

Kroger Rewards Card

Link your Kroger Rewards Plus card with the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County. Each time you make a purchase and use your Kroger Card, RCC will receive a portion of what you spend. To sign-up, log in to your Kroger account on Click on “View Your Rewards Details”. Next, enter RCC’s number, 83890, under “Community Rewards” to link your Kroger card with RCC. Giving from this point forward will be automatic and hassle-free! Please share this opportunity with friends and family!

Giving Opportunities

Your support provides the monetary means to run our programs and reflects the community’s commitment to ending domestic and sexual violence.  Without your contributions, we simply could not continue providing services to the thousands of people seeking help from us each year.  The Resource and Crisis Center is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, and you may be entitled to a tax deduction for your donations.

Donations can be made using debit cards, credit cards, checks, or money orders. Monetary donations to the Resource and Crisis Center can be made online, by mail, over the phone, or by fax.

To read Resource and Crisis Center’s donor privacy policy, please click here.

To view Resource and Crisis Center’s IRS Form 990, please visit


If you have questions about our ability to accept a donation, please call Salah Tacconi at 409-443-0523 or send an email to Thank you for your consideration and support.

Make a Secure Credit Card Donation to Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County, Inc.


4th Annual Yoga on the Beach

Yoga Logo

October 9, 2014

starts 5pm

Yoga Class 6pm – 7pm

Stewart Beach

201 Seawall Blvd.


*Come dressed, Facilities will be closed*

October is domestic violence awareness month, and in honor of the victims the Resource and Crisis Center hosts Yoga on the Beach to bring awareness to our community. Come and enjoy healing and relaxation with the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County!

Bring household cleaning item(s) or personal hygiene item(s) for the RCC Emergency Shelter, and receive a free RCC t-shirt!

Kathleen DiNatalie, yoga instructor and owner of the Yoga Haven, is generously hosting the yoga class. The yoga will be appropriate for all levels of practitioners, just don’t forget to bring a yoga mat or towel! We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Contact RCC

Christina Harrover



Recap of 5th Annual Casino for a Cause


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Thank you to All that Blooms for generously providing the floral arrangements that transformed the space into a tropical paradise!

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Dreyfus Printing graciously donated their services to print the beautiful programs for this event. We are so thankful!








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We are so appreciative to fourOnine for providing the upbeat music that kept the atmosphere lively and exciting all evening! We would also like to thank PSAV Presentation Services for so graciously donating all AV services!


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A great thank you to Casinos Unlimited for providing the games and gambling experience! RCC would also like to extend a warm appreciation to Tremont House for housing this event!