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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Adults with disabilities learn to heal from within

May 28, 2020
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Everyone in the classroom offered each other words of comfort and support. They are true friends and some have been coming here five days a week for decades.

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Risks for harm skyrocket for people with disabilities during pandemic

May 28, 2020
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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at a higher risk for abuse, sexual assault, and neglect because of the isolation during the pandemic.

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Children are feeling grief, too

May 26, 2020
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Children need a space where they feel comfortable expressing themselves during the pandemic. Parents can help provide that.

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UTMB COVID-19 Family Violence & Safety Survey

April 28, 2020
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The UT Medical Branch wants to hear from you about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted safety and needs related to violence and abuse.

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Support for sexual assault survivors is still available

April 23, 2020
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When survivors of sexual assault make the brave decision to come to SAFE, our staff are here to help make the decisions that are best for them.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Our services continue during the pandemic

April 17, 2020
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Telehealth is one way we are lowering our staff and client’s exposure to COVID-19 while providing virtual options for sexual assault survivors.

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