SafePlace is a part of the SAFE Alliance, a structured partnership between SafePlace and Austin Children’s Shelter. The SAFE Alliance’s mission is to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention and advocacy for change. SafePlace does this by providing safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence. It helps victims in their Healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them, and become Survivors. SafePlace promotes safe and healthy relationships for the Prevention of sexual and domestic violence, and works with others to create Change in attitudes, behaviors and policies that perpetuate the acceptance of, and impact our understanding and responses to, sexual and domestic violence.
There are many ways members of the Austin CPA Chapter can support SafePlace through group volunteer opportunities! We have many onsite facilities projects that groups can assist with, like painting projects, helping out in our donation warehouse and food pantry, and many other on-campus beautification projects. We also have off-site opportunities volunteers can help with, by holding donation drives to benefit our clients, or putting Welcome Kits together for parents and children entering into our Emergency Shelter. SafePlace also has quarterly donation drives throughout the year that you can participate in, and we always have a need for food and toiletries. For more information on any of these opportunities, please email SafePlace Community Relations Coordinator, Erin Cooper.
SafePlace, along with the SAFE Alliance, envisions a just and safe community free from violence and abuse, and your support can help us make this vision a reality!