Our Core values
Safety and Stability
To provide immediate safety options to domestic violence survivors who have been turned away from their local shelter and placed on a wait list.
To pull together the numerous resources in the community into one centralized repository in an easily accessible format for survivors to use.
To provide tools and technology to help domestic violence survivors rebuild their self confidence as they rebuild their new lives.
self sufficiency and independence
To provide the proper support to survivors on their path to self sufficiency.
The Growing Wait List Problem
In Texas, 39% of those victims who call their local shelter will be turned away. *Texas Council on Family Violence
More than 50% of the women seeking services from the Salvation Army are not homeless, they are survivors of domestic violence. *domesticshelters.org
Less than 3% of domestic violence survivors placed on their local wait lists, will ever see the inside of a shelter.
Approximately 75% of women who are killed by their batterers are murdered when they attempt to leave or after they have left an abusive relationship. *Center for Disease Control
OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
Part of our core values is to provide safety for the survivors we support and connection to law enforcement and 911 is vital. In our continuing search to secure technology partners that will aid in helping us ensure that safety, Survive2Thrive is proud to announce a partnership with RapidSOS. 240 million Americans and over 1 Read more about Introducing our new technology partner, RapidSOS![…]
We are so blessed to have such amazing community support! Maria Groten and Stephanie Kincheloe, co owners of the LOVE Cycling Studio, are taking survivor empowerment into their hands in October! They are sponsoring several events in support of Survive2Thrive, including doing a live cycling demonstration at the Long Center and serving on the host Read more about Getting much LOVE in October from LOVE Cycling Studio![…]
Welcoming Ms. Mary Wilson of the Supremes to Austin on October 29, 2016 for MUSEAUSTIN! MUSEAUSTIN is a live concert featuring some of Austin’s best musicians, performing their inspirational original music with a full band and orchestra. This year’s featured artists are NBC’s The Voice Season 2 contestant Lex Land, nationally known Gospel star Eric Read more about Mary Wilson of the Supremes is coming to MUSEAUSTIN! www.museaustin.org[…]
Buy some jewels and give to Survive2Thrive at the same time! If you were a fan of the purple jewels we had last year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the We Are Worthy campaign, here’s a chance to get them again! Details: Date: Monday, October 31, 2016 Time: 5-8p Location: The Kendra Scott Store Read more about HALLOWEEN! Get your holiday jewels with 20% going back to Survive2Thrive![…]
MUSEAUSTIN is a live concert featuring someof Austin’s best musicians, performing their inspirational original pieces of music with a full band and orchestra. During the event, survivors of domestic violence will be honored for their strength, resilience, and their commitment to help other survivors of domestic violence in the Austin Community. In addition to honoring Read more about The 2nd Annual MUSE Austin is Coming! Saturday, October 29, 2016![…]
Mark your calendars! We will be celebrating Unity Day again at the Long Center on Monday, October 3, 2016. This is our 2nd Annual event and here’s a little history: Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 and was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Read more about LIGHT UP THE NIGHT IS BACK at the Long Center! Unity Day 2016![…]
Are you ready to share your story of hope with the community? Survive2Thrive is looking for survivors to join us in our mission of creating hope and encouragement. If you are ready to share your voice, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org: Attention Speakers Bureau. Please share your information here so we can reach out to Read more about Join the Survive2Thrive Speakers Bureau![…]
A special note of thanks to Drew Wolber, Channing Williford, and George Craig for filming Survive2Thrive’s first partner video! We are so thankful and can not wait to see the final film! Watch for the video to be aired at the MUSEAustin Event this coming October!
Survive2Thrive will be starting a survivor basket drive in October called “What would you grab?” Survivors of domestic violence must leave most of their personal belongings when they leave their homes unexpectedly. As a part of our Sanctuary Program, we are collecting emergency items for baskets that we will distribute to the survivor families that we Read more about What Would You Grab?[…]
Survive2Thrive is currently working to bring men into the DVA movement in a positive way. In August 2016, we will be scouting out men that are leaders in the community to join us in a photographic campaign, showing their support of men who themselves are survivors of domestic violence, men who support others who are Read more about And the Purple Bow Tie Movement Begins…[…]