The causes and effects of violence on the AAPI community

May 19, 2023
AAPI Heritage Month

As you may know, May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. During this month, as well as year-round, we want to honor and celebrate those who identify as AAPI. However, we also want to take this time to spread awareness about topics that especially affect this racial group specifically. At SAFE we want […]

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Planet SAFE provides secure visitation and exchanges for families

May 19, 2023
Planet SAFE logo

As we celebrate 10 years of Planet SAFE, we look to clients to see the impact that the work has. One client was kind enough to share her experience with us. — In the last 4 years Planet SAFE has being a breath of fresh air for my two kids and I. Navigating through the […]

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The link between abuse and children’s mental health

May 4, 2023

The first week of May is Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week and May 6 is Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Day. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Although it may not seem directly correlated, mental health goes hand in hand with our work. Abuse affects the brain, there is no doubt about that. After someone […]

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Healthy parenting begins at Strong Start: Avery’s story

April 14, 2023

Avery is a new mother at a young age. She was in an abusive relationship that spanned throughout her teenage years with her child’s father. She is a survivor of domestic violence and decided to flee from the abusive relationship once the abuse began to escalate during her pregnancy. Avery suffers from anxiety, depression, PTSD, […]

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Expect Respect dissemination project lands successfully in Chicago

March 23, 2023

Expect Respect is proud to partner with Between Friends based out of Chicago, IL as they work toward incorporating tools and strategies from the Expect Respect program into their teen dating violence prevention and intervention strategies. Between Friends is 1 of 4 agencies taking part in the Expect Respect dissemination, funded by The Allstate Foundation, […]

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Foster and Adopt program provides loving home for siblings

March 17, 2023

Three years ago, Liam and Molly came into our foster program after witnessing domestic violence between their biological parents. This was the second time Liam was in care. Both children were placed with first time parents, the Smith’s, a week after they were verified. Throughout the many unexpected twists and turns in the case, the […]

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SAFE’s shelter provides safety for unhoused survivors

February 17, 2023

Olivia had been struggling with homelessness and found herself living in a tent downtown. Unfortunately, being in this environment put her in a position in which her safety was compromised. Olivia was assaulted by two strangers and she fled the scene. She was able to find safety at our shelter. A safety plan was completed […]

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Teen Parent Program provides young parents with a safe space

January 17, 2023
young mother holding young son

Ashley* never wanted her son to experience a childhood like hers – plagued by abuse, absent parents, and drug use. When she got pregnant at a young age, she was enrolled in our Teen Parent Program where she was able to focus on her safety and her baby’s. After a few months, Ashley decided that […]

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Expect Respect expansion project continues in Houston

January 3, 2023
A group of people, some sitting and some standing.

Expect Respect is proud to partner with Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (HCDVCC) based out of Houston, Texas on the Expect Respect dissemination project. HCDVCC is 1 of 4 sites utilizing program strategies from Expect Respect to make communities in the greater Houston area safer as well as address and prevent teen dating violence. […]

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SAFE statement: The arrest of Chris Beard

December 14, 2022

While The SAFE Alliance has no firsthand knowledge of the very serious allegations against Mr. Beard, we know too well the frequency of intimate partner violence. Strangulation, part of the allegation here, is increasingly common and especially dangerous. And unfortunately, while intimate partner violence occurs in all types of circumstances, it is a recurring theme […]

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