Teen Parent Program provides young parents with a safe space


January 17, 2023
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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
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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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SAFE provides comfort to kids coming into shelter


December 13, 2022

Childhood is meant to be a carefree time where the focus is on playing, learning, and growing. But many children who come through SAFE’s doors have had this time stolen from them. When 7-year-old Phil* arrived at The SAFE Children’s shelter, he was exhausted and worried about his two little sisters who were placed in […]

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Have you used chat and text services on SAFEline? We want to hear from you!


November 30, 2022
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Our research partners at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) are evaluating SAFEline, SAFE’s hotline services, and would like to hear from you! UTMB is conducting surveys with new SAFEline chat and text hotline users. Anyone age 16 or older who has used chat or text services at SAFEline for the first time in […]

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For some, the decision to foster and adopt is a calling


November 17, 2022
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Heidi and Ryan’s adoption story has been challenging and beautiful–even if it wasn’t what they planned.

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Expect Respect expansion project continues to California with overwhelming support


November 17, 2022
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SAFE’s Expect Respect team met in Hemet, California to expand the community’s teen dating violence prevention programming.

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What it means to support youth who have experienced trauma


October 21, 2022
Image description: A photo of Monica Martinez, SAFE Development Officer and former Children's Shelter staff.

Kids come to us with unimaginable trauma. SAFE’s Youth Engagement Specialists are here to see the need behind the behavior—and meet that need.

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SAFE statement: Supporting LaShonda Lemons after adjudication of family violence case


October 20, 2022
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SAFE is deeply frustrated that an abuser who committed several violent acts against one of our employees received no prison time.

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Welcome new SAFE Board Members!


September 12, 2022

Meet the newest members of the SAFE Board of Directors! SAFE is governed by a board of experts all passionate about the mission of SAFE.

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