The Run Project and Genesis Women’s Shelter are excited to announce that we are joining forces on this year’s Too Cold To Hold 5K/10K/Half. The Genesis Women’s Shelter will be the highlighted charity partner. In doing so they provide the backbone of volunteers for Too Cold to Hold 5K/10K/Half Marathon. The money raised through this race will go right back to the local Genesis Women’s Shelter and helping those women and children live abuse-free lives. The Run Project team is thrilled to support such a cause.

To find out more about the Genesis Women’s Shelter please see below or visit their website at

To find out more about how to support the Genesis Women’s Shelter by registering for Too Cold to Hold, see

About Genesis Women’s Shelter

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support exists to help women and children live abuse-free lives. From our emergency shelter, to our counseling services available at our Outreach office, we have geared our services to provide women with the help and guidance they need most.

“For the call that comes at 2 in the morning, when a woman is run out of her house with only the clothes on her back – getting her help is our core mission.”

– Jan Edgar Langbein, CEO

Whether a woman is in a fight for her life, or trying to heal from the emotional scars of her past, we want to provide her with hope and help on her journey.


Shelter Ministries of Dallas began operating Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in 1985 as a safe haven for women and children fleeing an immediate threat of domestic violence. To protect our clients’ safety, our Emergency Shelter sits at an undisclosed location. Women and their children are welcome to stay at the emergency shelter for up to six weeks.

Each year more than 650 women and children come through Genesis doors looking for one thing: safety. Most people arrive with nothing but the clothes on their back after making the brave decision that ultimately saves their lives. These women suddenly find themselves without a home or a way to feed their families and it is up to us to give them hope that there is a better life waiting for them.

Each person staying in their Shelter attends weekly individual and group therapy for the duration of their stay. Additionally, Emergency Shelter children may attend the on-site alternative Simmons School. During this time, our Counselors and Case Managers guide them through the healing process and assist them in setting up a new life and a brighter future.


After a family has completed the 6 week stay at our emergency shelter, they are sometimes not in a position to live independently. Annie’s House allows them to stay up to 12 months in a private apartment, with access to tools and resources to build a safe, happy future.

Annie’s House allows women to create a place that is safe, loving and becomes the true definition of what a home should be. It is a place for women to bond with their children and re-establish relationships that may have been hurt in their past.


At Genesis, they know that women and children who have experienced domestic abuse benefit greatly from counseling support as they heal. Genesis opened our Non-Residential Outreach Counseling Office to provide individualized and group therapy for those who have experienced abuse but do not currently need shelter. They have 20 Outreach Counselors see more than 1,000 women and children each year, totaling more than 17,000 counseling hours.

Genesis provides counseling services for both English and Spanish speakers. Our services are free and available to women of all ages as well as children and teens, including boys up to age 17.See more information at