Victims of sexual and domestic violence seek sensitive and knowledgeable advocates, resources and assistance to take the first successful steps toward becoming survivors. At SAAFE House this happens daily. SAAFE House Executive Director Jolene Miller and Residential Director Kim Cox attended Directing the Work, the annual Executive Directors Conference for Family Violence and Sexual Assault Programs on February 13th through 14th in Austin. The training is offered by the Texas Council on Family Violence and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. These two agencies join forces to unite the strong voices of the violence against women movement in Texas.
On Friday, February 15th several other members of the SAAFE House staff joined Miller and Cox in a Capitol Day experience. Family violence agencies and organizations across Texas marched to the capitol to remind state legislators that “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” and express the importance of funding for family violence and sexual assault services.
If you or anyone you know needs help they can call the 24-hour Hotline (936) 291-3369.