Families: Coping with the pandemic when you have schoolkids with disabilities


August 25, 2020
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School supplies line the store aisles in anticipation of an unkowable school year. And for a mom of 2 sons with autism spectrum disorder, the unknown is especially troublesome.

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Back to school amid a pandemic


August 14, 2020
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As part of our annual Back to School Drive, SAFE received enough donations of school supplies to help more than 300 kids!

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Bridge to Safety: Making sure survivors have options


August 14, 2020
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Mira called SAFE looking for a safe place to stay for a week to get away from violence at home. Bridge to Safety provided that and more.

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Rebel in a wheelchair: The ADA at 30 in the rearview mirror


July 22, 2020
A photo primarily featuring Nancy Crowthers, who is sitting in a wheelchair with a smile on her face. Two people are behind her, one standing, one in a wheelchair. They are also smiling.

July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the most comprehensive civil rights act for persons with disabilities.

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Self care: Panic attack vs COVID-19


July 17, 2020
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Symptoms of a panic attack can be mistaken for COVID-19 and these similarities may lead you to worry that you are ill. Learn the differences!

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Stopping abuse before it’s passed on


July 16, 2020
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By coming to the SAFE Family Shelter, Susana and Rose had access to more than just a safe place to sleep. They had access to healing.

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SAFE statement on police and public safety


July 16, 2020
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SAFE sent a position paper to the city of Austin on our beliefs and recommendations for reimagining public safety of our community

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Innovations during COVID-19


July 15, 2020
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Our staff are finding innovative ways to address the needs of our clients. Here are some of SAFE’s most innovative initiatives from the last month.

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Help: Survey for SAFEline Users


July 3, 2020

YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! We are excited to announce that The SAFE Alliance is partnering with the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) on a research project to evaluate the SAFEline program. If you have ever used SAFEline, please consider sharing your […]

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PRIDE: Supporting survivors of trafficking


June 18, 2020
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During Pride Month, our CARES team wants to elevate the experiences specific to LGBTQIA+ communities that make them vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

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