Each year, we are fortunate to work with several charities on different ventures that each make our community stronger, more thriving for future generations. From children and students, to dogs and good deeds, FWB strives to make an impact as best possible.
Denton Animal Support Foundation (DASF)
DASF is a non-profit organization supporting the city of Denton animal shelter & other animal initiatives through fundraising, marketing & education. DASF does NOT operate the shelter and is not a rescue organization.
Denton County Friends of the Family
The Safe Haven Program funded by The Denton Animal Support Foundation, is aimed specifically towards helping the women (and children) of domestic violence and their pets. It’s an overlooked yet alarming fact, that 60% of victims experiencing domestic abuse will not leave their dangerous circumstances out of concern about what will happen to their pets if they do. Domestic abusers are well known manipulators and what better chess piece than a family pet? It sounds like an unbelievable statistic, but any animal lover fortunate enough to not find themselves in such an unimaginable situation, could probably relate to the drastic lengths we would go on a normal day, to ensure the safety and survival of our beloved pets. I know I would. Unfortunately, most outreach shelters do not allow for women and children to bring along their animals. Which leaves a victim with two choices. To stay or to forsake. In addition to the seemingly insurmountable amount of emotional and physical strength it takes a victim to finally leave their oppressor, having to leave your animal behind should, at least, not have to be the abhorrent “cherry on top.”
4theONE Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the location and rescue of missing and exploited teens. 4theONE leverages technology and volunteers trained in advanced investigative techniques to assist the search efforts led by law enforcement and the families of missing teens. In addition, 4theONE has a special team dedicated to identifying, investigating and reporting on active sex trafficking operations that are working in North Texas.OUTreach Denton was created out of a need assessed by the members of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship who in 2010 recognized that Denton needed a place where LGBTQA youth and adults could gather for mutual support, resources, organizing, advocacy, and fun. OUTreach Denton is inspired largely by the efforts of the late Bruce Jarstfer whose courage and activism continue to inspire us.
OUTreach Denton was created out of a need assessed by the members of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship who in 2010 recognized that Denton needed a place where LGBTQA youth and adults could gather for mutual support, resources, organizing, advocacy, and fun. OUTreach Denton is inspired largely by the efforts of the late Bruce Jarstfer whose courage and activism continue to inspire us.