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The Survive2Thrive Foundation

The COVID-19 Domestic Violence Phone Bank is now OPEN 24/7 in Austin! We are offering assistance to those victims who have been placed on the waitlist at a local Austin shelter and/or have filed a police report with local law enforcement. Email us at for more information.

domestic violence victims are becoming displaced and homeless after leaving their violent homes.

What happens to a victim when they are turned away from their local shelter?
  • 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!


    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.


    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.


    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

What supporters say...

Over 42% of those victims who escape to their local shelters in the state of Texas, will be TURNED AWAY due to shelter overcrowding. Nationally, every day nearly 12,000 victims can be turned away and this is the community we serve. We have served nearly 5,200 survivors since 2006.

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