The Danielle LeBlanc Foundation is a non-profit organization that’s sole purpose it to help local charities continue their gratuitous acts of helping women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. These charities, such as, Safe Haven of Tarrant County and I Can Still Shine, are both non-profit, tax-exempt organizations who are dedicated to the support of women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. The foundations provide clothing & food distribution, counseling, educational services, shelter, and more.
Our foundation made a name for itself in 2010, although our benefit concert has been growing for the past 10 years. Anna Marie Reeves and her brother, Mark LeBlanc, started it in 2006 after their sister lost her life due to domestic abuse. They chose to hold the concert in May because it is the month of their birthdays. With this concert, they are able to remember her and bring awareness to others who may be struggling or know someone who is.
Anna Marie Reeves and her brother, Mark LeBlanc, started the concert in 2006 after losing their sister, Danielle LeBlanc. Danielle was a victim of domestic violence. Anna Marie stays at home with her two children, Danielle and Jackson. Danielle was of course, named after her late aunt. She started The Danielle LeBlanc Foundation in hopes to make a name for her sister and help make others more aware. Since the foundation has started, many new fundraising events have been added and more are expected in the future.
Mark LeBlanc lives in Denver, Colorado and is the drummer for Coral Thief. He has been playing since the age of 2. He frequently tours all over the US and has been very successful. His contribution to this event is substantial due to his many connections with the music industry. His sister, Danielle, was and always will be his biggest fan.
This is a family foundation and our family exceeds more than blood. Over 100 of our closest friends have donated their time to help support the foundation. We are grateful for the outpouring and continuous support.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, or religion. It happens to couples who are married, living together or dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your partner:
You may be in a physically abusive relationship if your partner has ever:
You may be in a sexually abusive relationship if your partner:
This is a powerful tactic that successfully traps victims in an abusive relationship. It is so powerful that many victims of abuse describe it as the main reason they stayed in an abusive relationship or went back to one.
You may be in a Financially Abusive Relationship if Your Partner:
How is Your Relationship?
Have you or someone else ever been concerned about the safety of your relationship? Take the quiz below. Remember, domestic violence doesn’t have to be physical and happens in all spaces to all kinds of people.
Does your partner:
If you answered yes to even one question, you could be in danger.
Questions? Call SafeHaven’s 24-Hour Hotline: 1-877-701-SAFE(7233) or National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
All calls are confidential.
Danielle LeBlanc Foundation