How do you get two men to talk about violence?


May 27, 2014

Ask them to make flowers. Barri Rosenbluth, the director of SafePlace’s Expect Respect program, was a little surprised when the City of Austin approached her about participating in a litter prevention program. But she knew that the themes of respect – for people as well as for the environment – were universal. And so this […]

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2014 Statesman Capital 10,000


April 11, 2014

The Statesman Capital 10,000 is one of the biggest road races in Texas, and an Austin tradition. SafePlace was fortunate to be the exclusive beneficiary of this year’s race. SafePlace staff enjoyed a birds-eye view of the event from the top of the Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing building (shown in picture above: Director of Development […]

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Thanks for Making Illuminate Austin a Success!


February 28, 2014

After months of planning and hard work, Illuminate Austin was a huge success! From the time we decided to bring the walk back after a six year hiatus, SafePlace staff have been saying that the walk is a visual representation of Austin’s support for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and survivors, their families, and […]

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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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Why I Walk: Lisa’s Story


January 14, 2014

My first walk was years ago while I was still living in supportive housing. I walked with several other

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