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
Image showing the differences/similarities between COVID & Panic Attacks

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
A stock photograph of a young child and a female identified person standing in front of a playground

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
A photo of three people with their back to the camera. Two people have rainbow-dyed hair. They are standing triumphantly with their arms around each other.

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
A photo of several people in a circle holding hands. The most visible person is in a wheelchair.

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
An illustration of two people's silhouettes. The one on the left has red hair, the one on the right has scribbled lines drawn inside their head, representing intellectual disabilities. They are separated by a diagonal read line, symbolizing their involuntary separation.

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
An illustration of a child's silhouette. The child's head is filled with white, swirls to depict their mental state as being chaotic. Behind them are blue clouds and out of place letters, symbolizing mental turmoil.

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

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