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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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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#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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Foster in Austin Prepares for First Placement


August 13, 2013

by Julia Null Smith, Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications, LIFT Alliance Tuesday, August 13, 2013 It would be wonderful if every child who was removed from an abusive home by the state could look forward to a future of stability, support, and recovery.  But unfortunately, the reality often falls far short of that. All […]

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KIDS COUNT


June 27, 2013

by Katelyn Gorski, Communications Assistant, SafePlace Thursday, June 27 The Center for Public Policy Priorities’ National KIDS COUNT 2013 data book is out. The report ranks the well-being of Texas kids in four categories: economic, education, health care and family and community. Overall, we are ranked 42nd in the nation for childhood well-being (up from 44th). This […]

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