MySweetWishList: The Family Place

According to The Family Place CEO Paige Flink,

Paige Flink*

Paige Flink*

“What do I wish? I wish women and children were safe from violence at home. I wish there were not so many people in our community who need help to escape family violence, making it hard for us to fill all the requests for shelter.  I wish The Family Place had to close because no one needed our services.

“But in reality, the demand for help often exceeds our ability to help. So, instead, I have to wish that our amazing supporters will continue to be generous and give to The Family Place so we can be there to say ‘Yes, there is a room for you in the shelter tonight.’”

-By Paige Flink, The Family Place CEO

* Photo provided by 
The Family Place



  1. The Family Place under Paige’s leadership has become a beacon of hope for women trapped by poverty, fear and depression in abusive homes. She and her team have transformed a middling little program on Cedar Springs into an important agent of change for victims in Dallas County; not only domestic violence but homelessness and child abuse have been touched and improved by her hand.