We make it easy for you to give a secure online credit card donation or a sustained monthly gift. If you choose to make your gift in honor or in memory of someone, we will send an acknowledgement. Ask your employer’s Human Resources department to learn if your employer will match your gift to SAFE | , Austin Children’s Shelter or SafePlace.
Your support has a direct impact on children, young adults and families. Support from the community is what makes the difference between simply providing basic needs and providing quality care, services and child abuse prevention that build a foundation of success for everyone we serve.
One in three Texas adults has experienced sexual or domestic violence in her/his lifetime. SafePlace is the one integrated organization fighting domestic violence and sexual abuse in Austin, and all our programs for survivors of violence have waiting lists. Your donations help provide essential services and programs that work to end the cycle of violence in our community.
Donate directly to SAFE | and know that the resources will be directed when and where they are needed most.We also welcome designated support – to either Austin Children’s Shelter and/or SafePlace – and promise to honor your intention as a donor.
The SAFE Alliance (SAFE) was created when founding partners, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace came together to address the epidemic of violence in our homes and communities. These two highly-respected and longstanding agencies joined forces recognizing that we must break down the silos historically separating child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault services: all issues that had evolved separately as concerns in the public arena. Although they are typically addressed through different government regulatory and funding systems these issues usually exist simultaneously, or sequentially, in the lives of the people we serve. (Examples)
- Dads in the Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) Strong Start program are voluntarily coming forward to seek counsel from the SafePlace fatherhood initiative.
- Siblings in the SafePlace shelter who, when separated from their mom who had been living at the SafePlace emergency shelter, were moved to the ACS shelter where they continued to attend the Kozmetsky Charter School on the SafePlace campus – with their same teachers and friends, never missing a day.
Through SAFE |, these two agencies are able to provide more comprehensive services to survivors of family trauma and abuse, help advocate for improved response systems on behalf of the thousands in our community whose lives are touched by violence in the home, and chart a new path forward for victim service agencies.