Frankie Fowler a ‘Legend’ for 35 years of volunteering


December 13, 2016

Frankie Fowler is the 62nd Legend award recipient for 35 years of volunteering at SafePlace and her many contributions to the Austin community.

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Graduation for Core Advocates


July 17, 2016

Saturday, July 2, was graduation day for the volunteers and staff who participated in the SafePlace 40-hour Core Advocate Training. This was a large training group with 63 folks graduating. We took photos, enjoyed desserts, and thought ahead as the group transitioned into their roles as volunteers and staff post-training. As the group reflected and […]

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2nd Annual Illuminate Austin – A Walk for Safe Families


February 21, 2015

This 2nd Annual luminaria-lined evening walk is an opportunity for our community to come together in support of survivors of sexual and domestic violence — and to raise essential funds for SafePlace.

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2nd Annual Illuminate Austin – A Walk for Safe Families


February 21, 2015

This 2nd Annual luminaria-lined evening walk is an opportunity for our community to come together in support of survivors of sexual and domestic violence — and to raise essential funds for SafePlace.

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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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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 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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Men need to speak up against violence


September 18, 2014

By Bob May and Mark Mouritsen The Ray Rice saga will live on – we have the video and it’s not going away. And there have been no limit to the number of available demons to blame: Ray Rice for knocking his then-girlfriend unconscious and pulling her limp body from the elevator; the NFL for […]

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