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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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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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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Why I Walk: Lisa’s Story


January 14, 2014

My first walk was years ago while I was still living in supportive housing. I walked with several other

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