Student athletes raise awareness through Purple Ribbon Campaign


September 29, 2017

Student athletes are raising awareness about domestic violence through the Purple Ribbon Campaign.

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They’re not just words


October 20, 2016

Thousands of women have sat across from me, reeling from years of abuse. Almost all tell me the same story—scars heal, it’s the words that stick with you.

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DVAM — A conversation on civility


October 10, 2016

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, let’s have a conversation about civility. Civil behavior should be the rule rather than the exception.

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2nd Annual Illuminate Austin Kicks Off to Benefit Safe Families


January 2, 2015

On February 21, the community will come together once again to say no to domestic violence and sexual abuse with the 2nd Annual Illuminate Austin event. Mueller Lake Park will be lined with luminarias decorated in memory of those lost to domestic violence and in honor of those who survived while community members come together […]

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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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Meet Ravi, a volunteer with a message for men


December 17, 2014

As part of our series of vlogs about male volunteers, Ravi tells us why it’s important to see domestic violence as more than just a women’s issue. 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 […]

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Meet James. He’s a SafePlace Volunteer.


December 12, 2014

Male volunteers serve a critical role at SafePlace, and in our community. They lead by the example they set for others. But why take our word for it? Our male volunteers decided to tell you themselves, in a series of “vlogs” that we’ll be sharing with you in the coming weeks. Here’s our first vlog, […]

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The Resilience of Survivors


December 11, 2014

Everyone knows that housing in Austin is getting more expensive all the time. And for single moms with kids

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The Company We Keep


October 16, 2014

By Gwenyth Jett I avoided group therapy for a few years. I don’t really know why. Probably fear of the unknown. I was afraid all the time in those days. Eventually, my need to connect with someone, anyone, overcame my fear of the groups. I couldn’t talk to my family because it upset them too […]

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Addressing PTSD Through Acupuncture


October 13, 2014

by Rosa Harper, Supportive Housing Advocate It’s 10 AM on a Thursday morning at SafePlace. The Reception area slowly fills with people, mostly women, of various ages, races, and demeanors. Several know each other and chat cheerfully in the waiting area. Several others stand nervously around the reception desk. They come from various backgrounds and […]

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