Supporting safe relationships in Central Texas
What you can do today:
- Learn what safe relationships look like and the warning signs of violence
- Prepare to engage with safety planning and upstander training
- Support safety with your time, money, and donated items
Intimate relationships matter. They help provide the connections every person needs to thrive. But when abuse enters the relationship, it’s not always clear what’s happening or what to do. As of 2021, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. And the widespread lifestyle changes brought on by COVID-19 have increased the stress that contributes to violence and decreased the interactions that can interrupt abuse.
It doesn’t have to be this way—and we can all help make Central Texas safe for partners and families.
The Austin/Travis County Family Violence Task Force brings together local government, community organizations (including SAFE), advocates, and first responders to coordinate and amplify efforts that reduce and prevents family violence and promote safety. We invite you to join us this October and all year round by learning, preparing, and showing up for safe relationships.
Events – Sign up, show up, shop!
- Check out the many DVAM events organized by the Asian Family Support Services of Austin: https://www.afssaustin.org/events/
- Sept. 29. 5:30 p.m: DVAM Proclamation at Austin City Hall
- Oct. 1 and 12. 6:30 p.m: Texas Craft Brewers Festival at Fiesta Gardens
- Oct. 4. 5-7 p.m: National Night Out (Location TBD in 78741 zip code)
- Oct 6, 2022. 4-8 p.m: Travis County Sheriff’s Office Do Something Campaign at the Domain Northside. (Click here to see flyer.)
- Oct. 7-9 and 14-16. 11 a.m.-8 p.m: Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park
- Oct. 10. 11 a.m.-3 p.m: St. Edward’s University Health Fair
- Oct. 15, 2022: Cedar Park Stars Hockey Game at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. $5 of every ticket purchased through this link will be donated to Austin Travis County Family Violence Task Force. Click here for more information: www.Texasstars.com/dvam
- Oct. 15-16: Republic of Texas Disc Golf Club Tournament at the Met Center
- Oct.16. 5-8 p.m: Beauty Over Bruises Fashion Hair Affair at Springdale Station
- Oct. 17, 2022. Noon-2 p.m.: Shop in store at Kendra Scott on Lamar and 35th Street and mention the Austin Travis County Family Violence Taskforce and 20% of the proceeds will benefit the Task Force. Enter code GIVEBACK-CLIGE online Oct. 17-18. (Click here to see flyer.)
- Oct. 20, 2022: Wear Purple to support survivors of intimate partner violence. Post a photo to social media and #DVAM2022 #Every1KnowsSome1
- Oct. 24, 2022: Visit us Amy’s Ice Cream and Phil’s Ice House at 5624 Burnet Road. Mention the Austin Travis County Family Violence Task Force and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Task Force.
- (All of October) Used cell phones can be donated around Travis County (see flyer below). Cell phones will be reset to factory settings and donated to survivors to call 911 in case of emergency. (Click here to see flyer.)
Other resources in Travis County
- Asian Family Support Services of Austin
- Texas Advocacy Project
- Texas Rio Grande Legal Aide
- Texas Legal Services Center
- Travis County Law Library
See our partners in Williamson County
Amy’s Ice Creams
Austin City Counsel
Austin Police Department
Austin Travis County Family Violence Task Force
Cedar Park Stars
City of Austin Office of Violence Prevention
HELP Crisis Assistance
Locks for Life
Men As Allies
Phil’s Ice House
Round Rock Police Department
Taylor Police Department
Texas Advocacy Project
Texas Legal Services Center
The Center for Cognitive Education
Travis County Adult Probation
Travis County Attorney’s Office
Travis County Constable Carlos Lopez, Precinct Five
Travis County Counseling and Education Services
Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Travis County Law Library
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
Williamson County Attorney’s Office
Williamson County District Attorney’s office
Thanks to Kendra Scott and Texas Stars for their support!
Domestic violence awareness in our community
- The Texas Council on Family Violence released their Honoring Texas Victims report showing the fatal impacts of domestic violence across our state and within affected counties. You can click here to find the report.
Meet our members
Thank you to all the leaders and organizations serving our community to support safe relationships and healing from violence.
- Travis County Sheriff’s Office
- Austin Police Department
- City of Austin
- Travis County
- The SAFE Alliance
- Texas Workforce Commission
- Austin/Travis Co. Family Violence Task Force
- Travis County Community Justice Services: Pretrial Services & Adult Probation
- Travis County Attorney’s Office
- Texas Advocacy Project
- Travis County District Attorney’s Office
- Constable Precinct 5
- Texas Municipal Police Association
For more information about the Austin/Travis County Family Violence Task Force, join the Light Up Purple campaign, or to connect for any reason please contact ATCFamilyViolenceTaskForce@gmail.com.