Local Nonprofits Unite to Address Child Abuse, Sexual and Domestic Violence in Austin Area

“People don’t live in silos, and these families aren’t split into silos,” Spann said. “If we’re really going to do something about victimization, we have to talk about it across a full life spectrum for a family, and we have to talk about the various types of violence. All are bad, and all need to end.”

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Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace team up to help families and children

Austin American Statesman

“Austin Children’s Shelter houses youths removed from their homes because of suspected abuse or neglect. SafePlace helps women and children affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. Those missions overlap, which made the alliance a natural fit, White said. “These issues are linked,” she said. “They do not happen in silos.”

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LIFT Alliance Press Release

LIFT Alliance

“Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) and SafePlace today announced the formation of the LIFT Alliance to combat child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. The purpose of the Alliance is to improve services for clients of both agencies, work to change the systems and assumptions that reinforce the cycle of violence in families, and allocate scarce resources more efficiently.”

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