Keep Safe Now
If you are in immediate danger call 911.
Otherwise, our 24-hour TTY hotline for the Deaf community is
512.927.9616 or 512-267-7233 (v)
Do not use this website if you feel like your computer is not safe from your abuser. For your safety, learn more about computers and the Internet before you use our website.
- If someone you don’t trust enters the room or you don’t feel safe, click the “Quick Escape” button on the web page. This will get you out of SafePlace’s website quickly and take you to the Austin American-Statesman website. Using this website means no eyes from others.
- Don’t leave SafePlace information and materials in a place where someone might find them.
- Erase or delete memos and conversations from the TTY. Don’t forget to pull TTY paper out when you are finished using it. Read the TTY manual and follow the directions to delete. Most of the time, you can do this by pressing Ctrl and 6 at the same time. Press Ctrl and 1, then Y to erase all old messages on the TTY.
- After you call SafePlace for help, erase dialed calls menu on your VP and don’t leave SafePlace in the contact information too.
Remember, computers and email are not 100% safe. Your abuser may be able to see what websites you have visited and emails you have sent even if you turn off your computer or delete emails. Find a safe computer to look at the Internet such as at a library or community center.
You are Not Alone
If you or someone you love is experiencing sexual or domestic violence, you are not alone. SafePlace staff is available 24 hours a day to talk with you, to help you think about safety issues, to meet you at the hospital or give you information about our counseling services.
SafePlace serves anyone hurt by the bad experiences of sexual abuse, rape and/or domestic violence now or the past. This is for anyone (women, children, teens and men) who have had bad experiences of abuse in the past.