The already difficult job of merging two large nonprofits was tremendously complicated by the processes of aligning the regulatory and funding frameworks already in place to address each victim service area as distinct and separate problems.What we knew from our years of work with survivors, and what research is beginning to support, is that addressing issues as multifaceted and interconnected as violence and abuse through fragmented frameworks only produces myopic systems and programs, resulting in splintered and diminished resources, capacity, expertise, and funding.
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YMCA youth soccer promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers!
Registration is now open for Summer 2017 Mini Camps. At the YMCA of Austin, kids develop all of their skills, from catching and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship.
It’s been more than five years since Austin Children’s Shelter and Safe Place, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin, began intensive discussions about how, together, we might better address the complex issues of violence and abuse. 1, 2017, Austin Children’s Shelter and Safe Place will merge to become The SAFE Alliance, or SAFE.
We came together with a deep commitment to the people we serve – an abused child victimized as an adult, a little boy who grew up to beat his girlfriend after years of watching his dad beat his mother, a battered woman who loses custody of her children because of abuse by their father We came together because of our shared commitment to ending the cycles that too often devastate across lifespans and generations.
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Originally called mintonette, volleyball was created by the YMCA.
Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter... An experimental game, mintonette combined a variation of the badminton net... Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA Youth & Government is a statewide civic education and leadership program in which schools, civic organizations and Ys involve kids in hands-on learning experiences...
In the shadows of the hallway outside the bedroom door, the air feels thick and gloomy; it's hard to see what lies ahead or behind, or any details of the surroundings. When you wake, you know at least one thing is real: Roxanne Paltauf – your first born, your big sister – is gone.