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.
domestic violence victims are becoming homeless because they finally left their violent and abusive homes.
DID YOU KNOW? According to the NNEDV Snapshot Census done on September 14, 2016, there were 11,991 unmet requests. That means there were 11,991 people turned away from the shelter IN ONE DAY!
DID YOU KNOW?
In Texas, 42% of those victims who call their local shelter will be turned away. Children make up more than 2/3rds of that population.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are more than 250,000 REPORTED unmet requests for emergency services nationally! That's little more than 1/3 of the requests made over a year's time.
DID YOU KNOW?
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
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Survive2Thrive Announces New Board for 2018-2020 – BRINGING EXPERTISE AND TECHNOLOGY TO BEAR FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
On Monday, April 2, 2018, The Austin based Survive2Thrive Foundation announced their new board of directors. Heather Baumli of iHeart Media, Ashley Jennings of Spero Labs, Dr. Octavious Bishop, PhD of Austin Community College, Sareta Davis of David and Henry Consulting, Wendy Howell of Cisco, Lynda Lerma of Netspend, F Michael Valocchi of IBM, Maize
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Survive2Thrive is partnering with Aunt Bertha, another phenomenal Austin company, to provide access to resources to victims of domestic violence. Phase One of the partnership is the Simple Search Box Link on the Survive2Thrive home page! Enter your zip code and get access to more than 1,900 services in the Austin Area. Watch for Phase
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A New York Native, Gary Santana graduated from North Carolina A&T State University and moved to Texas. He is an Electrical Engineer and works for Samsung Semiconductor. He is the CTO for Survive2Thrive Foundation and serves the community through his work, Ronald McDonald House, and Habitat for Humanity. He is an alumnus of Leadership Austin
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The Survive2Thrive Foundation’s Seed A Survivor program assists survivors working to rebuild their lives through a financial grant, financial literacy training, job readiness, and entrepreneurial coaching. When a victim leaves a violent home, the upfront costs can be astronomical and can discourage a victim so much so, they may return to violence because they financially
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Mark your calendars! We will be celebrating Unity Day on Monday, October 1, 2018! This is our 4th 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 intent was to connect domestic
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Join us for the 1st Annual Purple Bow Tie Open at River Place Country Club in Austin, Texas! A portion of the proceeds from the Purple Bow Tie Open will go to the Dignity Fund. The Dignity Fund will provide programming for boys and men of all ages. Survive2Thrive’s Purple Bow Tie Movement seeks to raise
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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
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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
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