That’s a wrap! Thanks for another great SAFE Holiday program


January 20, 2022
Image description: A photo of a person in a grey sweater accepting a box of gifts from another person who is wearing a black jacket and cute purse. They are both wearing masks and standing in the SAFE Family Shelter parking log.

Thanks to our wonderful community of donors and volunteers, our annual SAFE Holiday program was a huge success!

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What businesses can do to prevent trafficking


January 17, 2022
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To help prevent trafficking in the Austin area, SAFE is offering trainings to local organizations on how to spot trafficking and take action.

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SAFE staff named one of BBC’s 100 most inspiring, influential women for 2021


December 17, 2021

Piper Stege Nelson, SAFE’s Chief Public Strategies Officer, has been named one of BBC’s 100 most inspiring, influential women of 2021.

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Creating stability, breaking the cycle


December 16, 2021
Image description: A photo of a woman sitting close to a baby. The woman is wearing a blue top and the baby is wearing pink.

Melissa continues to heal from the abuse she experienced throughout her childhood. At the same time, she is providing stability for her own child.

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Expect Respect: New faces and fond farewells


December 16, 2021

Welcoming the newest members of SAFE’s Expect Respect team and saying farewell to the program’s former Senior Director and Educational Theatre Manager.

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The ugly truckling: A vehicle beautification project


November 18, 2021

This is a story about an ugly truck that was made beautiful by some incredible SAFE volunteers.

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Honoring the 2020 Victims of IPV


October 20, 2021

Each year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Texas Council on Family Violence releases a report about the people who lost their lives at the hands of intimate partners. You can find the full report HERE. The 2020 report notes that there were 228 Texans by intimate partner violence in 2020, which is a 23% […]

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Monsters, Domestic Violence, and Safety Ninjas


October 20, 2021

Written by Vincent Tovar, Director of Community Education at The SAFE Alliance **This article first appeared in the United Way for Greater Austin Success by 6 Coalition Monthly Newsletter I’d like you to imagine yourself as a parent in the following scenario:   You and your partner have 3 kids under the age of 6. Recently, you […]

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SAFE has officially received accreditation!


September 23, 2021

After two and a half years of diligent work by SAFE staff, we’re thrilled to announce that we have officially received accreditation!

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Instagram highlight: Sexual Assault Victims Advocacy week


September 23, 2021

Our Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy program took over SAFE’s Instagram for a week of topical, educational posts.

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