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.

Emotional Abuse
You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your partner:

  • Calls you names, insults you or continually criticizes you
  • Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive
  • Tries to isolate you from family or friends
  • Monitors where you go, who you call and who you spend time with
  • Does not want you to work
  • Punishes you by withholding affection
  • Expects you to ask permission
  • Humiliates you in any way


Physical Abuse
You may be in a physically abusive relationship if your partner has ever:

  • Damaged property when angry (thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors, etc.)
  • Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked or strangled you
  • Abandoned you in a dangerous or unfamiliar place
  • Scared you by driving recklessly
  • Used a weapon to threaten or hurt you
  • Forced you to leave your home
  • Trapped you in your home or kept you from leaving
  • Prevented you from calling police or seeking medical attention
  • Hurt your children
  • Used physical force in sexual situations


Sexual Abuse
You may be in a sexually abusive relationship if your partner:

  • Views women as objects and believes in rigid gender roles
  • Accuses you of cheating or is often jealous of your outside relationships
  • Insults you in sexual ways or calls you sexual names
  • Forces or manipulates you into to having sex or performing sexual acts
  • Holds you down during sex
  • Demands sex when you’re sick, tired or after hurting you
  • Hurts you with weapons or objects during sex
  • Involves other people in sexual activities with you against your will


Financial Abuse
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:


  • Gives you an allowance
  • Doesn’t let you have your own money
  • Hides family assets
  • Runs up debt
  • Interferes with your job
  • Ruins your credit


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.

Do you:

  • Apologize all the time?
  • Willingly accept the blame for everything that goes wrong in your relationship?
  • “Walk on eggshells”, watching every word you say?
  • Rehearse what you will say to your partner to avoid triggering a reaction?
  • Cry more than you used to?
  • Hide your feelings, especially anger?
  • Constantly try to figure out how to get your partner’s approval?
  • Give up interests, activities, and people that were once important to you?
  • Constantly excuse your partner’s behavior to yourself or others?


Does your partner:

  • Act jealous or possessive toward you?
  • Restrict your contact with your family or friends?
  • Check up on you constantly through emails, phone calls or texting?
  • Blame others?
  • Belittle you?
  • Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?
  • Believe in stereotyped sex roles?
  • Get too serious too fast?
  • Refuse to accept breaking up?
  • Abuse drugs, alcohol, or other mood-altering substances?
  • Pressure you to use/abuse alcohol or drugs?
  • Pressure you for sex?
  • Mistreat animals or children?
  • Scare or threaten you or others?
  • Use or display weapons to back up threats?
  • Break objects, especially those that are important to you?
  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, it’s your fault, or even deny doing it?
  • Threaten to take away or hurt your children?
  • Take your money, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?


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.

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