“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”   
 ―       Barack Obama

Charitable Partnerships

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Who is NAMI- Austin?

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Who is SAFE ?

The SAFE Alliance exists to stop abuse for everyone by serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. We are dedicated to ending violence through prevention, advocacy, and comprehensive services for individuals, families, and communities that have been affected by abuse.

What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). "Chronic" means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.

In lupus, something goes wrong with the immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune systems produce proteins called "antibodies" which protect the body from these invaders.

"Autoimmunity" means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self"). As a result, it creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.

These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. 

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.


Upcoming Charitable Events

9/14/2019

Austin Walk To End Lupus Now

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Lane Austin, TX 78724

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9/14/2019

Austin Walk To End Lupus Now

When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now™, you experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Join us in Austin to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.


JOIN THE ELAN WALKING TEAM

http://chapters.lupus.org/site/TR?fr_id=1860&px=1225316&pg=personal

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Lane Austin, TX 78724

09/28/2019

NAMIwalks

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09/28/2019

NAMIwalks

Join the thousands of concerned citizens in over 85 communities across the nation will walk together to raise money and awareness to ensure vital, free NAMI programs and services are available to provide help and hope to those in need. Every journey begins with that first step. Through NAMIWalks’ public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing our American communities and ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need.

Remember: You don’t have to walk in order to make a donation.


NAMI Austin
The Long Center, Austin, Texas
Contact:
Christina Schneider, Community Relations Coordinator
(512) 420-9810 Ext 1006
christina.schneider@namiaustin.org
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11/16/2019

The SAFE Storybook Gala

JW Marriott Austin

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11/16/2019

The SAFE Storybook Gala

How can you help broaden the horizons for the most vulnerable children in our community? 

By sponsoring the 2019 SAFE Storybook Gala: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For too many kids growing up in Austin, child abuse is a life sentence. Every year, there are more than 2,000 cases of child abuse reported, and over 400 children are removed from their homes as a result. This suffering and trauma affects their long-term physical and mental health — leading to a greater risk of incarceration, teen pregnancy, dropping out of high school or college, homelessness, and suicide.

SAFE is working to help kids heal and recover from what they’ve experienced so they can live successful, independent lives. We cannot achieve this without your support.

                                            - Kelley and Jay Lamy 2019 Gala Co-Chairs

JW Marriott Austin