40 Stories for 40 Years: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

by Emily Roberts | Mar 07, 2018

Since 1981, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has been a critical funder of programs at The Family Place.

“Family violence prevention is a key strategy to achieve United Way’s 2020 Community Goal of improving health throughout the region,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Our investments in programs at The Family Place are effectively working to break the cycles of abuse in North Texas.”

When United Way celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014, the first of its “Nine for 90” service projects was at The Family Place Safe Campus. Dallas Cowboys Legend Darren Woodson joined volunteers from Texas Instruments and Alliance Data to paint, replace shutters and transform the playground at the campus for the women and children living there.

Jennifer Sampson

“The Family Place has become a national model in eliminating family violence,” Sampson said. “Its extraordinary leader Paige Flink is at the heart of it all. A passionate, vocal advocate for ending family violence, Paige has always had my deepest admiration. We share a commitment to ensuring that all North Texans have a safe and secure place to call home.”