Best Real-Life Superheroes

The SAFE Alliance

Superheroes do exist, but in the real world they tend to look more like the staff of Austin’s SAFE Alliance than Wonder Woman. The umbrella nonprofit that now connects SafePlace and Austin Children’s Shelter works tirelessly to offer shelter and emotional and legal support for domestic violence and rape survivors. And as if that wasn't enough, SAFE spent the better part of the summer fighting to rid Austin of our extensive backlog of untested rape kits. On September 14, they won, and City Council earmarked $1.4 million into the yearly budget to assure that those kits are a priority. And all that without any golden lassos.


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