Giving Tuesday- 2016

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Events, Home Page Featured Slider, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, nothing kicks off the season better than “Giving Tuesday”. For those of you that are unfamiliar, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. One of the best ways to give back, is by reaching out to the charities in your community. For SAAFE House, that means getting our community members involved with some of the efforts we are taking, in order to help the families affected by Domestic...

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SAAFE House Seeks Board Members

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Interested in serving with SAAFE House?  Consider joining our Board!  SAAFE House is currently looking for qualified community members from Walker, Polk, Trinity, & San Jacinto counties to join our Board of Directors. Board Members commit to giving 3-10 hours of time each month, which includes a monthly board meeting and committee participation.  Special qualifications and experience we’re looking for include fundraising, long and short...

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Supporting Survivors During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The holiday season, generally classified as the week of thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, can prove to be a time more difficult than normal for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Survivors may experience additional stress and unique challenges over the holiday season and may find themselves in and out of crisis. In times of crisis victims might find themselves experiencing heightened emotional distress and the normal problem...

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Overcoming Adversity – A Survivor’s Story

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Home Page Featured Slider, News | 0 comments

Briana was sexually assaulted from age 3 to age 9. For 6 years she experienced this trauma at the hand of her step grandfather every time she and her family visited his home. “Most kids’ first memories are of their mom taking them to the beach or a park. My very first memory is when I was three and I was being sexually molested.” Throughout those years, Briana’s step grandfather told her that if she ever told anyone about what was happening,...

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Sexual Assault on the University Campus

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Only two months into the spring semester and Sam Houston State University has had three reported sexual assaults on campus. Students, faculty, parents and community members alike are undoubtedly concerned about the university’s current course of action for these victims as well as their plans to prevent future occurrences. As we have cultivated our agency’s relationship with Sam Houston and their law enforcement, we have gained some insight on...

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Know the Signs: Red Flags of Abusive Relationships

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in News | 0 comments

As this year seems to rapidly draw near its end, the month of October (Domestic Violence Awareness month) is also hurriedly approaching. A large part of our mission here at SAAFE House is to educate the community about domestic violence in an effort to prevent it from occurring as much as possible. In dealing directly with victims, one of the things that we see all too often is that victims tell us about an abuser who was once charming and...

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