2nd Annual Illuminate Austin – A Walk for Safe Families


February 21, 2015

This 2nd Annual luminaria-lined evening walk is an opportunity for our community to come together in support of survivors of sexual and domestic violence — and to raise essential funds for SafePlace.

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2nd Annual Illuminate Austin – A Walk for Safe Families


February 21, 2015

This 2nd Annual luminaria-lined evening walk is an opportunity for our community to come together in support of survivors of sexual and domestic violence — and to raise essential funds for SafePlace.

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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 Ryan, a volunteer sharing his experience at SafePlace


December 30, 2014

In this third installment of our vlogs of male volunteers, Ryan shares with us his personal experience with volunteering at SafePlace. Male volunteers serve a critical role at SafePlace, and in our community. They lead by the example they set for others. Keep checking back as we post more videos of our male volunteers telling […]

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Great New Video about Our Work


May 22, 2014

The wonderful folks at the Media Awareness Project worked with kids in Austin Middle Schools last fall on a terrific video about SafePlace’s work and our ultimate goal to end violence. Take a look!  

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Antoinette Moore –2014 Frankie Fowler Volunteer of the Year


May 12, 2014

By Langa, Volunteer Services Manager Antoinette Moore is a natural leader, creative thinker, and strategic problem solver. She’s highly committed, generous and a persistent optimist. For a volunteer who joined the SafePlace community in June of 2012, you wouldn’t know it by the incredible accomplishments she’s carried out in just two short years. In that […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lacey and Donald


April 12, 2014

This past week, April 6-12, was National Volunteer Week! While it is always important to recognize all that volunteers give to our organization, it’s wonderful to have a whole week dedicated to volunteer appreciation! In 2013, 639 SafePlace volunteers gave their time, energy and support to domestic and sexual violence survivors. In honor of National […]

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#BlameGame


February 12, 2014

FREE SHOW In a world full of he said, she said, how do we know what actually happened? Who is to blame for the drama? Who takes responsibility for spreading and stopping rumors? This play written by youth explores the dynamics of personal responsibility and relationships – without being cheesy. The FREE show is appropriate […]

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#BlameGame


February 12, 2014

FREE SHOW In a world full of he said, she said, how do we know what actually happened? Who is to blame for the drama? Who takes responsibility for spreading and stopping rumors? This play written by youth explores the dynamics of personal responsibility and relationships – without being cheesy. The FREE show is appropriate […]

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I’m Walking Because No One Sees These Scars


January 21, 2014

Beth’s story… I’m walking because, when he hit me, my skin bruised, but no one asked me what happened. And when they did, it was easier for them to buy into my lies. “I was climbing a tree, I fell.” I’m walking because, maybe it was the oldest lie in the book, but it gave […]

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