OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
We have learned alongside our Community Partners as they have faced challenges, overcome barriers, and achieved extraordinary successes. Find out more about each project and the outcomes below.
Health & Well-Being
Texas Advocacy Project
Addressing the Mental Health and Legal Needs of Domestic Violence Survivors in Texas
Texas Advocacy Project’s mission is to end dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas. Texas Advocacy Project empowers survivors through free legal services and access to the justice system, and advances prevention through public outreach and education.
With the Impact Austin grant, TAP will hire a full-time Social Worker needed to integrate legal with social services. The grant will cover 64% of the expenses for the full-time Social Worker.
Impact of the proposed full-time Social Worker:
provide 690 victims with case management/crisis intervention/referral services;
address survivors’ mental health and immediate needs(e.g., safety planning);
leverage community partners to provide shelter, housing, healthcare, law enforcement, crime victim’s compensation, and financial support;
provide TAP staff education and training (e.g., trauma, mental health, diversity, equity); and
train college interns to assist in serving additional clients.
Grant in progress. Check out their finalist video below!