The SAFE Alliance

By on Aug 29, 2022 in Giving

Yardi is committed to supporting the community in every city where our offices are housed. Each year, the company distributes philanthropic aid to organizations selected by its employees.

In 2021, Yardi offices supported more than 350 nonprofits worldwide. For the remainder of the year, we will be bringing you the stories of those organizations and insight into how they aid their communities.

Today, we are hearing from the SAFE Alliance of Austin, Texas, an alliance of abuse prevention organizations that works to help survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking to be safe, heal, thrive — and break the cycle.

“Our mission is to stop abuse for everyone,” said Heather Henry, Senior Director of Development for SAFE Alliance. “The Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, SafePlace, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors, paved the way to who we are today.”

In 2021, SAFE served over 6,000 people through direct care services like shelter, counseling, sexual assault forensic exams, and more.

“We cannot provide these necessary services without philanthropic donations from our community,” Henry says. “Gifts from community organizations directly benefit the children, adults, and families we serve.”

Services include foster children and youth housed in SAFE’s emergency shelter, who have been removed from their homes due to violence or neglect. SAFE also has a Charter School for children and youth living in its shelters, so that they can have specialized attention from expert teachers and emotional support specialists.

Funding also benefits Eloise House, the facility on SAFE’s campus where survivors of sexual assault can come to receive a forensic exam in the immediate aftermath of a rape.

“Yardi has been such an incredible partner to SAFE for several years. It’s always so inspiring to see such dedication and commitment from our community businesses to this work. We are enormously grateful to Yardi for going above and beyond and partnering with us in our work to serve children, adults, and families,” Henry said.

Yardi employees in the Austin area can learn about volunteering with SAFE at