SafePlace provides short-term case management services and financial assistance to residential and non-residential clients. Resource Advocates connect survivors with community resources that can provide support for basic needs, housing, employment, child care and LifeSkills classes. Advocates help survivors complete employment applications and financial assistance forms as well as Crime Victims Compensation applications.
This collaborative project with the Salvation Army and other local agencies assists homeless families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency by providing case management, child care assistance, financial assistance, LifeSkills classes and tenant-based rental assistance. Participants receive up to two years of support plus six months of follow-up services. Partners include LifeWorks, Caritas, Foundation for the Homeless and Family Connections.
Advocates provide case management services including support, information, safety planning and assisting survivors in realizing their goals around housing, employment, child care, heath care and legal issues. The goals of this program are to reduce shelter waiting lists, time spent in shelter and providing outreach to the Latino Community who may not otherwise be aware of SafePlace services.
Child Protective Services Advocacy
Through collaboration with the Austin Child Protective Services (CPS) SafePlace provides case management, parenting classes, domestic violence education, assistance with legal issues, counseling and access to other support services to domestic violence survivors who are involved in CPS. The overarching purpose is to provide these survivors with SafePlace services in order to assist in keeping their children and themselves safe from future trauma and abuse. This innovative collaboration enables SafePlace to reach an underserved, highly-vulnerable population as they work through one system survivors often must navigate on their own.