Men need to speak up against violence


September 18, 2014

By Bob May, Tom Stevenson, 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 […]

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Ten Things You Should Do Before You Leave


September 10, 2014

The #WhyIStayed hashtag is one of the most positive developments that came out of the Ray Rice story this week. Survivors and advocates took over social media to offer the many complex reasons people stay in violent relationships. The fact is that leaving an abusive relationship is difficult, complicated, and very often dangerous – in […]

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Peer Support: Survivors Helping Each Other Heal


September 4, 2014

There are times when all of us need a role model to show us what we can do and where we might go. And sometimes, after months or even years of isolation, “I’ve been there,” are the words survivors need to hear the most. That’s why we’ve started connecting people who have come through our […]

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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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Say Something


July 24, 2014

Emily Rudenick LeBlanc, LPC-S Director of Community Advocacy, SafePlace “It’s not for me to say.” Those are the words Baltimore Raven’s Coach John Harbaugh offered reporters Tuesday in response to questions about what will happen to Ray Rice, the team’s star running back, as a result of beating his fiancé until she was unconscious. The coach […]

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How do you get two men to talk about violence?


May 27, 2014

Ask them to make flowers. Barri Rosenbluth, the director of SafePlace’s Expect Respect program, was a little surprised when the City of Austin approached her about participating in a litter prevention program. But she knew that the themes of respect – for people as well as for the environment – were universal. And so this […]

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Great New Video about Our Work


May 22, 2014

The wonderful folks at the Media Awareness Project worked with kids in Austin Middle Schools last fall on a terrific video about SafePlace’s work and our ultimate goal to end violence. Take a look!  

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Create Your Community


May 17, 2014

Please join SafePlace, Marmalade Skies,and the City of Austin-Watershed Protection Department for a fun and FREE community project! You will be making“flowers”from recycled plastic bottles, and your creation will be part of a public litter prevention exhibit near Waller Creek this summer! You’ll also learn tips for having healthy relationships and for protecting Austin’s water […]

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Create Your Community


May 17, 2014

Please join SafePlace, Marmalade Skies,and the City of Austin-Watershed Protection Department for a fun and FREE community project! You will be making“flowers”from recycled plastic bottles, and your creation will be part of a public litter prevention exhibit near Waller Creek this summer! You’ll also learn tips for having healthy relationships and for protecting Austin’s water […]

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Antoinette Moore –2014 Frankie Fowler Volunteer of the Year


May 12, 2014

By Langa, Volunteer Services Manager Antoinette Moore is a natural leader, creative thinker, and strategic problem solver. She’s highly committed, generous and a persistent optimist. For a volunteer who joined the SafePlace community in June of 2012, you wouldn’t know it by the incredible accomplishments she’s carried out in just two short years. In that […]

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