Media Advisory 

Honoring Texas Victims: 158 Women Killed in Texas in 2015 –– The Highest Number of Women Killed in Texas Since the Inception of the TCFV Project 25 Years Ago- Three Women Murdered in Webb County an Increase Over Last Year When Two Women Were Killed in Domestic Violence Homicides. TCFV Travels to Laredo to Highlight Health Care Professionals for National Health Cares Day to Show the Role Health Care Professionals Can Play in Domestic Violence.

For Immediate Release

Sister Rosemary Welsh, 956-744-5312, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Angela Hale, TCFV, 512-289-2995, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please Join Us During Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the Official Unveiling of the Honoring Texas Victims Report
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
News Conference and Community Event
Lamar Bruni Vergara Education Center
1000 Mier Street
Laredo, TX 78040
  • Sister Rosemary Welsh, Executive Director Casa de Misericordia 
  • Gloria Terry, CEO, Texas Council on Family Violence 
  • Enrique Gallegos, President and CEO of Laredo Medical Center
  • Domestic Violence Survivor 
Why: A new statewide report from TCFV will be released with the latest domestic violence statistics and we will be joined by health care professionals to raise awareness on Health Cares about DV Day to reach members of the healthcare and advocacy communities 
Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c) 3 non-profit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. With a state-wide reach and direct local impact, TCFV, with the collective strength of more than 1000 members, shapes public policy, equips service providers, and initiates strategic prevention efforts. Visit us online at
On July 7, 1998, Casa de Misericordia opened its doors. The mission of Casa de Misericordia is the empowerment of women and children, the accountability of the batterer, and commitment to work with the Laredo Community. The vision of Casa de Misericordia (Casa) is that battered women, despite all they have endured, can reclaim their lives by receiving comprehensive, holistic services, and consistent long-term support.
Casa de Misericordia’s emergency shelter is available 24 hours a day to victims of domestic violence and is staffed by trained personnel and volunteers. The shelter offers more than just the basic services of shelter, food and clothing. In the shelter, clients can feel secure and receive information on possible alternative for their future. Through the shelter Casa provides counseling and support groups; legal, child and other types of advocacy and intervention services; information and referral services; and assistance with developing a personalized safety plan and many educational opportunities.
Casa provides services to victims of domestic violence without regard to race, national origin, age, physical handicap, religion, or sexual preference. Casa is committed to changing the way domestic violence is perceived, as well as the way battered victims and their families' needs are responded to.