April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 12, 2021
Image description: An illustration of two ribbons. One ribbon is blue, the other is teal. The blue ribbon represents child abuse awareness and the teal one represents sexual assault awareness.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. SAFE is hosting free, online events all month long.

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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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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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How UT got it right on sexual assault

August 5, 2014

More than 50 colleges are currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for mishandling sexual assault cases. But right now at the University of Texas at Austin, we’re seeing a model for how college administrations should handle these cases: by supporting survivors from the very beginning. Head football coach Charlie Strong may be the best […]

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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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2014 Statesman Capital 10,000

April 11, 2014

The Statesman Capital 10,000 is one of the biggest road races in Texas, and an Austin tradition. SafePlace was fortunate to be the exclusive beneficiary of this year’s race. SafePlace staff enjoyed a birds-eye view of the event from the top of the Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing building (shown in picture above: Director of Development […]

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Thanks for Making Illuminate Austin a Success!

February 28, 2014

After months of planning and hard work, Illuminate Austin was a huge success! From the time we decided to bring the walk back after a six year hiatus, SafePlace staff have been saying that the walk is a visual representation of Austin’s support for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and survivors, their families, and […]

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June 27, 2013

by Katelyn Gorski, Communications Assistant, SafePlace Thursday, June 27 The Center for Public Policy Priorities’ National KIDS COUNT 2013 data book is out. The report ranks the well-being of Texas kids in four categories: economic, education, health care and family and community. Overall, we are ranked 42nd in the nation for childhood well-being (up from 44th). This […]

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Twilight in the Rear-View Mirror

February 26, 2013

by Diane McDaniel Rhodes Now that the final movie has premiered, and we’ve all had a chance to get some distance on the story, it is easier to question Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenally successful Twilight Saga. Critics and fans alike are commenting on the spooky resemblance between Edward and Bella’s romance and partner violence. Stalking, manipulation, threats of […]

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