Walk the Talk

May 30, 2012

by Annette Saenz, Community Education Senior Training Specialist  Usually when I leave work, I try to make a conscious decision to “unplug” from my work duties. However, when doing work like this it’s not always possible. Unfortunately, domestic and sexual violence surrounds us everywhere. If anybody asks me that typical question, “So what do you […]

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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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Civility and Abuse in the Family

May 21, 2012

By Julia Spann, Executive Director Civility is treating others well, and being treated well by others. That’s it. Civil behavior should be the rule, rather than the exception. Family violence is an extreme form of incivility.  Of course we cannot go into homes and give five point lessons on civil behavior and eradicate abuse.  We […]

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Seven Dollars

May 17, 2012

by Suzanne MacGillivray, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Coordinator Every week day, I process payments for assistance to our clients.  Often they’re not very large amounts, but one day several months ago, I received a check request for $7.  Just $7.  Something about that small amount was more affecting than any other I’d ever processed.  I knew […]

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Letter to the Editor – May 2012

May 14, 2012

by Jenny Martin, Communications and Media Relations Julia Spann, Executive Director at SafePlace, recently wrote a letter to the editor in response to the “Don’t pick at crime victims’ fund” editorial in the April 17th edition of the Austin American-Statesman. Here’s what she wrote: “This editorial recommends that money from the Compensation to Victims of […]

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Giving Back on Mother’s Day

May 10, 2012

by Jenny Martin, Communications and Media Relations Doing something kind for someone almost always lifts your spirit and can give you a renewed perspective on life. If you’re still looking for a Mother’s Day gift, here are some ideas: Now through May 13th, Easy Canvas Prints will donate 25% of the retail value of your order to […]

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Welcome to our Blog

May 8, 2012

by Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Chief Program Officer “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”– Fred Rogers   […]

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