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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Helping Kids by Helping Dads


November 20, 2014

Marcus Griggs was ready for a new challenge when he accepted the position of Fatherhood Specialist at SafePlace, where he has been has been making a difference as a Children’s Advocate since 2001. Marcus’s new role is part of the new Project HOPES initiative, a partnership between SafePlace, Any Baby Can, and Austin Children’s Services […]

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Project HOPES Aims to Prevent Child Abuse in Austin


August 9, 2014

At just three years old, Adele was already a danger to other kids in her daycare class. She was hitting other kids, grabbing toys, and had trouble calming herself down. She was overwhelming staff and requiring too much of their time and energy. She was on the verge of being expelled. Every day care in […]

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