Did you use SAFEline during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, we want to hear from you!


May 26, 2022
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SAFE is collaborating with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to evaluate SAFEline’s text and chat services. The research team will be doing interviews with anyone that used the hotline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any individual, age 18 and older, that used our hotline (SAFEline) between March 2020-March 2022 is eligible to participate in […]

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AAPI Heritage Month: Celebrating culture and addressing violence in Asian communities


May 20, 2022
Image description: A photo of SAFE and AFSSA staff during SAFE's Asian, Pacific Islander, and Pan Asian potluck.

Understanding the impacts of hate is part of our work to better serve AAPI communities–and we’d be missing the complete picture if we didn’t also celebrate our Asian, Pacific Islander, and Pan Asian staff and clients.

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Ensuring safety for survivors and their families


May 20, 2022
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Francine was most afraid of leaving her home without her four children. Their safety was her biggest concern.

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Violence against Black/African-American women


May 11, 2022

Black and African American women are disproportionally impacted by violence across the country, including in Central Texas.

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How to support a loved one after a sexual assault


April 22, 2022
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Our Sexual Assault Services team describe ways that you can be a strong support for a survivor of sexual assault in your life.

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Expect Respect replication project expands program to four U.S. cities


April 21, 2022
Image description: A photo of more than a dozen people standing outside SAFE's headquarters in Austin, Texas. The group is mostly Expect Respect staff and former staff.

SAFE received a nearly $1 million grant through The Allstate Foundation to replicate our evidence-based violence prevention program, Expect Respect, in four U.S. cities.

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Saying thanks to our generous community of volunteers


April 21, 2022

Our work to stop violence and abuse wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated volunteers! Celebrate National Volunteer Week with us!

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Strong Start supports healthy families


April 21, 2022

When Bridget came to SAFE, she wasn’t sure how to care for her 2 year old. Violence was part of their family. But it didn’t define them.

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Meet Julia Spann, SAFE’s CEO


April 21, 2022

At the beginning of April, I was named SAFE’s sole CEO after serving as the agency’s Co-CEO for four years. I’d like to introduce myself.

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9 creative ways to meet your giving goals


April 20, 2022

With the annual filing and tax season upon us, charitable contributions are on the mind. Increase your impact without cutting into your cash!

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