Working with Best Single Source Plus to support people experiencing homelessness

November 20, 2019
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Fleeing from physical and emotional abuse, Ally knew she and her three kids deserved a better life. Our partners at Best Single Source Plus helped her take steps to make that happen.

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The homelessness problem you don’t see

November 6, 2019

Abuse victims tend to be women and children whose homelessness is invisible and often not considered when solutions are explored.

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SAFE launches app for working with child abuse victims with disabilities

October 25, 2019
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SAFE’s Disability Services team recently launched the All Kids SAFE app to help law enforement and others better support children with disabilites.

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Bridge to Safety: Providing immediate support

October 18, 2019
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Bridge to Safety gives survivors immediate support and financial assistance right when they need it. Since the program began in April 2019, SAFE has served more than 500 people.

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Statement: Supporting our LGBTQIA+ staff, clients, and community

October 8, 2019
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We are vigilant in making sure our employment and hiring practices are non-discriminatory. We will continue to uphold our LGBTQIA+ employees as well as our clients.

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My absolute worst fear as the mother of children with disabilities

October 7, 2019
A male-identified person is standing next to a female-identified person outside. The male is taller than the female.

A young man with disabilities was shot and killed by an off-duty LAPD officer this year. As the mother of two sons with IDD, this is my absolute worst fear.

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Ask SAFE: Is this abuse?

September 18, 2019
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In this month’s Ask SAFE, we’re answering questions about unhealthy relationships, domestic violence, and the importance of boundaries.

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Meet Isaiah: Changing lives through youth theater

September 18, 2019
Two male identified people are on stage during a live play. They are shaking hands. One's back is facing away from the camera and the other is facing the camera.

Many of our programs that work directly with young people, like Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, are back in Austin schools!

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SAFE calls for expansion of Family Violence Court

August 22, 2019
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In 2018, there were 9,448 cases of family violence in Austin/Travis County. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s time to expand our local Family Violence Court.

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Regreso a clases

August 14, 2019
A young male identified student is boarding a school bus

Los niños deben asistir a la escuela, y a cualquier otro lugar, sabiendo que siempre merecen respeto. Los papás necesitamos hablar con nuestros hijos sobre las cosas que pueden hacer para cuidarse a sí mismos.

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