Foster & Adopt welcomes new team member!


August 26, 2016

SAFE along with Foster & Adopt in Austin welcomes Tanisha Johnson to the team! Tanisha joins the FAIA team as our new Family Support Specialist.

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Parenting Tip #9: Repetition leads to understanding


August 26, 2016

If you ever find compassion and empathy difficult when repeating yourself to a child, please keep the following tips in mind.

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Local groups give welcome bags to SAFE foster program


August 26, 2016

Recently, The SAFE Alliance Foster & Adopt program accepted two generous donations of welcome bags for children coming into foster care placement.

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Foster care providers encourage success


August 26, 2016

As we work with children in foster care, The SAFE Alliance sees the importance of celebrating each success to encourage progress as children develop.

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Does the Texas Legislature care about kids?


February 12, 2015

I have a serious question for the members of the Texas Legislature: Do you care about kids? So many of you ran on a platform of “family

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An On-Ramp to Independence


December 11, 2014

Supervised Independent Living provides skill-building to young adults This week, Austin Children’s Services opened its new Supervised Independent Living (SIL) program, aimed at giving kids more opportunities to learn and practice adult skills. A cottage on the ACS residential campus in East Austin was renovated earlier this year to prepare for the launch. Residents of SIL […]

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Austin Children’s Services: Why We Changed Our Name


June 17, 2014

by Kelly White, CEO, Austin Children’s Services The Austin Children’s Shelter officially changed its name last month, to Austin Children’s Services. Here’s why. In the summer of 2013, ACS launched the first of three new community-based programs intended to reach more kids and families in need by keeping them safe in their own homes. First up […]

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We Can – And SHOULD – Do Better By Our Children


November 18, 2013

By Kelly White, CEO, Austin Children’s Shelter “A 19-year-old youth in our transitional living program tells his counselor he is hearing voices that are telling him to get a gun and hurt people.” “A recently-widowed 42-year-old father of two is found by his 5-year old – dead. The cause of death is still being investigated and […]

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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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