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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 phonebank@survive2thrivefoundation.org 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!

  • 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

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

The small but mighty!!
Courtney Santana
Courtney Santana
CEO
My children and I survived domestic violence. My hope is more survivors will come forward and share their stories, changing that pain into power and helping others. From victim to victor!
Jeremy Brown
Jeremy Brown
Director, Creative Arts
Kendall Ramirez
Kendall Ramirez
Program Assistant
There are people looking for someone to be there for them while they transition from victim to victor; I want to be that someone that is there for them. S2T is a gateway for me to be there for people with the same background as me.
Yvonne Shilow
Yvonne Shilow
VP, Programs
With an advantage to be able to serve and support, we play such a vital role providing services to those that are in need. It’s our job. As humans. God has abundantly blessed me, and I am called to serve those families to help them thrive and flourish.
Brendan Santana
Brendan Santana
Social Media
I am alive because someone wanted me to live. Now it is my turn.
Penny Keller
Penny Keller
Volunteer Coordinator
Danni Tamburro
Danni Tamburro
Director, Creative Arts
My partnership with Survive2Thrive is important to me because they bring light to a topic that many people aren’t willing to openly discuss. My goal is to bring awareness to something that is often hidden behind closed doors & affects all lifestyles. As people don’t realize how common this issue is, it’s important to provide an understanding of the lasting impact that surviving these moments can bring. I feel that the experiences & obstacles that I’ve overcome offers me the opportunity to truly relate with others who need someone to resonate with.

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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