Thank you for supporting survivorsWritten by SAFE
Thank you so much for your support of SAFE! Because of you, 100% of SAFE’s programs have stayed open throughout the pandemic, either in person or virtually. Without friends like you, we would not have been able to help people like Daniel, his daughter Amelia, and Samantha this year.
Daniel and Amelia
Daniel came to SAFE after escaping from an abusive relationship in another state. It’s important to remember that although women do experience domestic violence at higher rates than men, 1 in 7 men in the U.S. have experienced severe physical abuse from a partner.
When Daniel and his daughter finally arrived at SAFE, they had no money left and nowhere else to go. During their stay in our Family Shelter, Daniel had time to focus on healing with his daughter and finding a stable job. Daniel and Amelia then went on to stay in SAFE’s Supportive Housing Program, and after lots of hard work, the two have moved on from shelter and made Austin a permanent home!
Your support has also helped eleven-year-old Samantha. She was admitted to the Children’s Shelter after she and her two younger brothers experienced abuse and neglect at home.
It wasn’t possible to find a placement where Samantha and her brothers could stay together. While Samantha struggled without her brothers, here at SAFE, she was surrounded by trusting adults to help her adjust. During the day, she was often found in her room, wrapped up in a blanket while attentively listening to her teacher in her virtual classes.
After school, Samantha loved to play computer games and go on nature walks with the friends she made at SAFE. Even after the big winter storm caused her cottage to flood, Samantha still kept a positive attitude as she continued school, participated in therapy, and played with her friends. After staying with us for a few months, Samantha and her brothers were able to be reunited in a foster home together!
Without donors like you, we would not have been able to give Daniel, Amelia, and Samantha the support and care that they needed to heal and begin to move on from their trauma. Thank you for your continued generosity and friendship!