COVID-19 Forcing Families to Stay Home: Children are at a Higher Risk for Abuse

Family dynamics have been altered due to the current health pandemic which have put children at a higher risk for abuse and neglect. The decline of childcare availability and economic hardship resulting from loss of employment may affect how parents and guardians treat their children. Abusive behaviors include sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. As the … Continue reading COVID-19 Forcing Families to Stay Home: Children are at a Higher Risk for Abuse

June Brings a Multitude of Awareness Opportunities

Each month, Lone Star Legal Aid recognizes victim-centered national and international awareness raising opportunities. These opportunities help crime survivors obtain the information they need to recover and also educate the community on how they can advocate for that particular cause. Below are all of the awareness opportunities happening in June. National Elder Abuse Awareness Month … Continue reading June Brings a Multitude of Awareness Opportunities

A Silent Pandemic: The Rise of Domestic Violence During COVID-19

A Houston program is now providing free animal boarding services to survivors of abuse, in effort to help them flee from their violent homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Houston Dog Ranch is partnering with animal shelter PetSet to launch “Pet Protect,” a service to cover boarding costs, and training or rehabilitation fees for both … Continue reading A Silent Pandemic: The Rise of Domestic Violence During COVID-19

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: The Effect of Crime on Mental Health

Each year during the month of May, individuals and organizations join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.  By raising awareness, we can fight the stigma, provide support, and educate the public. Effect of crime on mental health Victimization can be a difficult and stressful experience. Getting back to normal after a crime … Continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month: The Effect of Crime on Mental Health

Hurricane Preparedness, Part 4: Most Common Post Hurricane Scams

With the 2020 National Hurricane Preparedness Week wrapping up, Lone Star Leal Aid would like to share a different spin on other ways to be prepared for what is to come after the storm. It only takes one hurricane to ruin a community or a person’s life, but it can also only take one scammer … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness, Part 4: Most Common Post Hurricane Scams