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Lauren Beck's Fundraiser:

The Not Alones

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BENEFITING: SafePlace

EVENT: Illuminate Austin 2016

EVENT DATE: Mar 06, 2016

Lauren Beck

THE STORY:

One in five women will experience severe domestic abuse in their lifetimes, and 4.7 million women will experience domestic abuse this year. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. And this is not just a women’s issue. One in seven men and two in five gay men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes. This abuse affects some 10 million children each year. 

These are our friends, colleagues, family members. 

Will you help us support these families for a healthier community through SafePlace? 

DID YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DONATIONS COVER?

$25 - 2 calls to our 24-hour emergency hotline

$25 - 2 calls to our 24-hour emergency hotline

$25 – 2 hours of after school activities

$50 – 1 month of legal advocacy for 1 survivor 

$75 – 1 month of life skills training for 1 survivor 

$100 - for 1 day of in-hospital support services for a survivor of sexual assault

$150 - 1 week supply of baby formula 

$250 - 1 day of operating costs at the school

$250 - 1 day of security for our campus

$500 - 14 hours of counseling for a person healing from sexual or domestic violence

$750 – 1 month of life skills training for 10 survivors 

$1000 - 10 days of food for every adult and child living in shelter

$1,500 – 100 hotline calls 

$2,500 – 65 nights of safety for a family 

SafePlace is Austin’s resource for emergency and ongoing services related to domestic violence and sexual assault and has just teamed up with the Austin Children’s Shelter under the SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone) Alliance. Services include emergency shelter, a food pantry, a K-12 charter school, job placement assistance, legal services, ongoing counseling services, pet fosters, and long-term transitional housing, in addition to the new Eloise House, where victims of sexual assault can get a rape kit and receive additional counseling and support. To highlight the need for these services in our community, SAFE initially expected to perform about 100 rape kits per year at Eloise House, and has done over 200 since opening in June.

Our community still has significant need for these services. Each year, there are 8,500 domestic violence reports in Travis County and estimates indicate that more than five times as many people are living with a violent partner. Awareness and support are critical to turning these lives around, particularly when children are involved. Often, survivors leave their homes with little more than whatever might be in their purses to face the most dangerous period in the relationship – women are 70 times more likely to be murdered by their partners in the two weeks after leaving than at any other time. Then they must face the hard work of rebuilding their lives and overcoming the lasting psychological impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault. While the prevalence of PTSD in veterans is estimated at 10-30%, among domestic violence survivors, it is  estimated at between 40-80%. Domestic violence can destroy lives while at the same time has a major impact on our economy. Each year, domestic violence costs our economy $120 billion in lost wages, direct health care, social welfare, law enforcement and legal costs.

SafePlace is doing great work on these fronts, but depends on philanthropic support to provide and expand its services. Of its $9.2 million budget in 2015, only half came from government funding. This is why Illuminate Austin, it’s main fundraiser in the year, is so important to its success and the work it does in our community, which is critical to so many survivors and to the health of our city.

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To This Fundraiser

$10,813

MONEY RAISED
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  • Laura Olien

    $25

  • Jim Mulkey

    $50

  • Melissa Sitton

    $50

  • Mack

    $30

  • Bill & Melinda Montgomery

    $100

  • Meghan Smith

    $20

  • Chaunce Dolan

    $25

  • Mark Friedman

    $100

  • Raffle Tickets

    $385

  • Accruent Employees

    $440

  • Goldy Jay

    $25

  • Phillip Wade

     

  • heather

    $25

  • JKyros

    $25

  • Kari Walker

    $50

  • Bruce & Irene Bateman

    $40

  • Chris Gorrebeeck

    $100

  • Adam

    $25

  • Jensen's

    $100

  • Melissa Easter

    $100

  • Brian, Sarah, Kim

    $500

  • Pete Tweed

    $50

  • Wes

    $120

  • Janet

    $50

  • Jesyca Barde

    $25

  • Renee Daly

    $50

  • Uttam Reddy

    $100

  • Cathryn Ibarra

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hector Morales

    $25

  • Anonymous

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  • Lizzy, Robbie, and Richard Michael

    $100

  • J Gonzalez

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  • J Gonzalez

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  • Accruent employees

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  • Kristen Sieck

    $25

  • Adrienne

    $20

  • Amanda Brawner & Kevin Fincher

    $25

  • Melanie Beck- Rosenberg

    $250

  • Brian & Susan Manley

    $20

  • Gretchen Reed

    $25

  • John and Diane Deihl

    $20

  • Accruent Employees

    $125

  • The Austin Sports & Social Club

    $100

  • Cathie Owen

    $25

  • Will VanHorn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jason Beem

    $50

  • John and Paula Banks

    $100

  • Mike Williams

     

  • F. Coakley

    $25

  • Joanna DS

    $25

  • Danielle Koploy

     

  • Megan (Heseman) Brown

    $25

  • Lauren Woodruff

    $40

  • Beth Andre

    $20

  • Caroline Bloom

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jayme Sisk

    $40

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  • The Stonesons

    $100

  • Ted Wilkinson

    $10

  • Cheryl

    $25

  • Lauren Bookatz

    $50

  • Molly Cohen

    $24

  • Madeline Meehan

    $25

  • Greg Rivera

    $250

  • DZ

    $65

  • Erika

    $25

  • Your pal Carl

    $25

  • Mary Ellen Diffell

    $20

  • Mike G

    $100

  • Sky Candy Austin (Aerial Arts on the East Side)

    $318

  • Mark Cram

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Accruent Employees

    $135

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  • Lauren Renaud

     

  • Samara Breger

    $50

  • Brian Madison and Joe Stacey

    $100

  • Lorrie B. Tijerina

    $25

  • Ed & Kim Carter

    $20

  • Jim Bellino

     

  • Randy

    $100

  • S.I.

    $100

  • Yo Fairy Godmutha

    $40

  • Wayne Roberts

    $100

  • Accruent Employee

    $25

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166% Raised of$6,500 Goal

The Team: $10,813 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Beck

Amount Raised

$6,470

 

100% Raised of$6,500 Goal

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Kate Wilkinson

Amount Raised

$718

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Lexi Copeland

Amount Raised

$488

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Amanda Osuna

Amount Raised

$443

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Julie Maye

Amount Raised

$423

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Lindsey Bogard

Amount Raised

$403

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Kari Walker

Amount Raised

$372

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Brian Miller

Amount Raised

$273

Donor Comments

Accruent Employee

Accruent Employee

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Yo Fairy Godmutha

Yo Fairy Godmutha

DONATION: $40

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S.I.

S.I.

DONATION: $100

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Randy

Randy

DONATION: $100

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Jim Bellino

Jim Bellino

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Ed & Kim Carter

Ed & Kim Carter

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Lorrie B. Tijerina

Lorrie B. Tijerina

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Brian Madison and Joe Stacey

Brian Madison and Joe Stacey

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Samara Breger

Samara Breger

DONATION: $50

3 years ago