The perfect blend: Epoch Coffee supporting SAFE’s anti-violence work


March 24, 2022
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We’re thrilled to recognize our friends at Epoch Coffee for taking an active role in preventing violence in our community.

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The story of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (and how Austin has been a leader)


February 25, 2022
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The movement to prevent teen dating violence has always been led by teens. One of those leaders is an Austinite named RaeAnne Spence.

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New youth theater performances and more during Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month


February 14, 2022
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We’re thrilled to announce our new lineup of youth theater performances and upcoming TikTok workshop! You can book now.

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Project Beloved: A partnership built on caring for survivors of sexual assault


February 11, 2022
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Our friends at Project Beloved installed a soft interview room at SAFE to help survivors of sexual violence feel as comfortable as possible.

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Looking back and ahead with SAFE leaders Kelly White and Julia Spann


February 2, 2022
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Ahead of Kelly White’s retirement as SAFE Co-CEO, the agency’s current Co-CEOs reflect on their history in anti-violence work and the future.

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That’s a wrap! Thanks for another great SAFE Holiday program


January 20, 2022
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Thanks to our wonderful community of donors and volunteers, our annual SAFE Holiday program was a huge success!

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9 things your business can do to prevent trafficking


January 17, 2022
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To help prevent trafficking in the Austin area, SAFE is offering trainings to local organizations on how to spot trafficking and take action.

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SAFE staff named one of BBC’s 100 most inspiring, influential women for 2021


December 17, 2021

Piper Stege Nelson, SAFE’s Chief Public Strategies Officer, has been named one of BBC’s 100 most inspiring, influential women of 2021.

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Creating stability, breaking the cycle


December 16, 2021
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Melissa continues to heal from the abuse she experienced throughout her childhood. At the same time, she is providing stability for her own child.

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Expect Respect: New faces and fond farewells


December 16, 2021

Welcoming the newest members of SAFE’s Expect Respect team and saying farewell to the program’s former Senior Director and Educational Theatre Manager.

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