One of the most important ways that healing can occur is through counseling for survivors of sexual or domestic violence. Many people realize their need for counseling months or years after their experience while others seek counseling immediately after an assault.
SafePlace offers individual counseling for adults and children (play therapy). Family counseling is offered for nonoffending family members.
Group counseling is offered so survivors can connect with each other and heal from the shame and isolation of abuse. A men's counseling group is offered weekly to help men dealing with rape, sexual assault or domestic violence.
The Expect Respect program provides individual counseling and support groups at most AISD middle and high schools for teens who have experienced or witnessed teen dating violence, sexual harassment, date rape, sexual abuse or family violence.
Phone counseling provides survivors and families who do not have access to transportation or are otherwise unable to attend counseling sessions in person. To access phone counseling, contact the 24-hour Hotline.
Counselors work with people with disabilities, Spanish speakers and members of the Deaf community.
Call the SafePlace Hotline - Phone: 512.267.SAFE (7233) (in English and Spanish) or 512.927.9616 TTY for the Deaf community. www.SafePlace.org