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Investigation continues in hunt for rapist
KVUE TV (abc), May 4

Sexual assault awareness month ends, campaign against violence continues
KEYE TV, April 30

Chamber tabs outstanding citizens, businesses
Statesman, By: Katie Urbaszewski, April 22

Awareness campaign targets sexual assault
Statesman, April 22

Make a Difference Day Awards: Shelter now nicer place
USA Today, April 17

Therapy dog trainers host ‘Barks for Beers’ fundraiser
Community Impact, April 15

Start by Believing sex assault victims campaign comes to Austin
Fox 7, April 7

National Start By Believing Campaign Comes to Austin
KLBJ Radio, April 7

Sexual assault nurse examiners end contract with Austin police
Statesman, March 31

SafePlace to Offer New Resource for Sexual Assault Victims
TWC News, March 13

New forensic exam center for sex assault victims coming to Austin
KVUE TV (abc), March 13

New medical exam site will help reduce wait times for sexual assault victims
KXAN, March 13

New Site to Help Sexual Assault Victims to Be Announced
KEYE TV, March 13

New clinic would treat sexual assault victims at SafePlace
Statesman, March 13

500 Austinites help shed light on domestic violence issues
KVUE TV (abc), February 23

Powerful Meaning Behind Austin Walk
KEYE TV, February 22

Walking together in the fight against violence
Fox 7, February 21

Hundreds walk in Austin to end domestic violence
KXAN, February 21

Cedar Park Murder A Warning for Domestic Violence Victims
KEYE TV, February 20

Austin-based poet, activist delivers Grammy Awards speech
KVUE TV (abc), February 12

Brooke Axtell makes powerful plea to victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse
Christian Today, February 11

Brooke Axtell, survivor of human trafficking and domestic abuse, storms the Grammys
Washington Post, February 9

Brooke Axtell: Domestic Violence Activist Opens Katy Perry Grammy Performance with Chilling Speech
Hollywood Gossip, February 9

Austin domestic abuse survivor performs with Katy Perry at Grammys
KXAN, February 9

Brooke Axtell, survivor of human trafficking and domestic abuse, storms the Grammys
Houston Chronicle, February 9

An Interview with the Domestic Abuse Survivor Who is Performing with Katy Perry at the Grammys
Slate, February 8

Grammys take on domestic violence, sexual assault with help from President Obama, Katy Perry
Nola, February 8

The Grammys: Meet the domestic violence activist performing with Katy Perry tonight
Salon, February 8

NFL “Millions” Boost Hotline
Austin Chronicle, January 23

Austin Community Uniting to Fight Sexual Abuse
KEYE TV, January 21

DOJ visits Austin to discuss domestic, sexual violence
KVUE TV (abc), January 21

SafePlace: Survivorship of a different kind
Livestrong Foundation, January 21

Department of Justice visits Austin for 20th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act
Fox 7, January 20

Celebrity stylist Sam Russell of Austin gives glamour to domestic violence survivors
GivingCityAustin, January 19

Domestic Violence Survivor Gets Surprise Designer Wardrobe
KEYE TV, January 16

Wheatsville Food Co-op donates more than $150K to local groups
Austin360, January 9

APD announces new medical exam site for sexual assault victims
Fox 7, March 13

Investigation continues in hunt for rapist
KVUE, May 3

Touch-A-Truck Event
KXAN, May 9


2014 Archive (PDF) • 2013 Archive (PDF)

Press Releases


National Start By Believing Campaign Comes to Austin
AUSTIN, TX – April 3, 2015 – SafePlace is teaming up with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Police Department and Constable Precinct 5 to bring the national Start By Believing public awareness campaign to Austin this April.

A Day to Shine Fashion Show to Raise Money for Healthy Teen Relationships
AUSTIN, TX – Mar. 23, 2015 – The eighth annual A Day to Shine will be held on Saturday, April 11 at the Westin Domain.

Local Youth to kick-off Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month
 Feb. 5, 2015 – Local teen performers come together to raise awareness about dating violence.

2nd Annual Illuminate Austin Kicks Off to Support Safe Families
AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 23, 2015 – On the evening of Saturday, February 21, SafePlace will host the 2nd Annual Illuminate Austin Walk for Safe Families.

U.S. Dept. of Justice Officials Visiting Austin
AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 15, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Justice visits to address progress and challenges in effort to end sexual and domestic violence.

2013-2014 Archive (PDF)

Vision & Voice Newsletter

Updates the community on what is happening in the agency and takes a look at issues that impact the lives of survivors, their support networks and the community. The bi-annual newsletter is available as a traditional print newsletter (delivered to your mailbox).  If you would like to receive our print newsletter, please email a request to be added to our mailing list.

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