Statesman Front Page: Tragedy Multiplied Exponentially

April 13, 2016

Violence and abuse represent a public health emergency that must be addressed on a broad societal, cultural, and systemic level as well as through primary prevention and intervention efforts. The SAFE Alliance was created with that goal in mind.

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Keep Austin SAFE …and Look Great

April 8, 2016

Since we announced the launch of “Draw the Line,” the new song from The Mrs, we’ve been asked the same question several times: “Where can I get one of those Keep Austin SAFE t-shirts?” The good news is, you can get your shirt online and show your support for ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence. Buy your Keep Austin SAFE t-shirt today!

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LGBTQIA Task Force Kicks Off!

February 10, 2016

Violence and abuse is more pervasive in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) community as it is in other groups. The CDC’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found that the lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner was: 43.8% for lesbians 61.1 % […]

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Fatherhood Specialist Marcus Griggs discusses his journey with Project HOPES

January 10, 2015

I always said, “Once I had my own child, I didn’t want to ‘raise’ anyone else’s children.” Of course, that was in jest. I think somewhere deep down inside I understood the importance of raising my child. Maybe, it came from years of seeing so many children with the scars of their father’s absence. Perhaps, […]

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Meet an Expert: Malisa DiGiacomo

September 7, 2012

by Jenny Martin; Communications and Media Relations Malisa DiGiacomo is the Research and Grants Coordinator at SafePlace. She’s well known at SafePlace for her abounding engergy, brilliance and, don’t forget, speed walking skills. We asked her a few questions: How long have you been working at SafePlace?  November 2012 will mark my 12-year anniversary at […]

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Meet an Expert: Agnes Aoki, LCSW

May 24, 2012

by Veronica Hernandez, Human Resources Assistant How long have you been working at SafePlace? I started in 2000 – it makes it easy to remember how long I’ve been here! What have you discovered about working at SafePlace in the past 10 years? The recognition of SafePlace in our community and nation-wide makes me realize […]

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