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December 1, 2022 | Tribeza Movers + Shakers December Issue, Social Hour


November 22, 2022 | Advocacy group providing resources for domestic violence survivors in Central Texas


November 17, 2022 | PRESS RELEASE: TAP Announces Celia Téllez as Chief Development & Communications Officer 


November 4, 2022 | PRESS RELEASE: Record-Breaking Fundraiser Benefits Survivors of Abuse


October 27, 2022 | Radio Feature: Texas Advocacy Project


October 23, 2022 | Legal support for domestic violence victims


October 13, 2022 | Raising awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month


October 3, 2022 | Radio Feature: Support TAP’s Efforts To Stop Domestic Violence


October 1, 2022 | KUT Get Involved Spotlight: Texas Advocacy Project


September 22, 2022 | New resources at the Bexar County Crime Lab aim to ease sexual assault case backlog


July 31, 2022 | Teen Hope Awards Honors Dating Violence Prevention


June 28, 2022 | Giving Hope to Children of Domestic Abuse Survivors: The Connection


June 28, 2022 | ‘Backpacks for Hope' Campaign Underway for Children of Domestic Abuse Survivors


June 20, 2022 | Texas Advocacy Project's Backpacks for Hope Campaign Starts Tuesday


May 16, 2022 | PRESS RELEASE: TAP Expands Online Training Portal


May 3, 2022 | Health Watch: Handbags for Hope


May 3, 2022 | A common accessory for women is being transformed into a potentially life-saving tool.


April 27, 2022 | Sexual abuse advocates gather to discuss trauma and victims’ rights at film screening


March 11, 2022 | Handbags for Hope Launches Campaign to Reach Pregnant Women in Crisis 


March 11, 2022 | How Handbags Can Get Someone Out of an Abusive Relationship 


February 28, 2022 | Texas schools must now teach students how to spot abuse — if their parents allow


February 25, 2022 | ATX Good News Neighbor of the Week - Heather Bellino, CEO Texas Advocacy Project


February 25, 2022 | Focus on South Texas - Texas Advocacy Project Provides Legal Help of Free


February 25, 2022 | Texas Is Trying To Classify Gender-Affirming Care as Child Abuse—Here’s What That Means for Trans Youth


February 17, 2022 | RELEASE: Texas Advocacy Project Welcomes 8 New Members to Its Board of Directors


February 2, 2022 | Crime Stories with Nancy Grace: Serial Killer Uses Shopping Cart to Dump Victims Bodies


December 15, 2021 | After governor’s veto, parents now must opt-in for students to learn about dating violence, child abuse


November 30, 2021 | Impact Austin gives 4 local nonprofits $226,200 in grants with focus on equity


November 28, 2021 | South Austin mural unveiled to support, empower domestic abuse victims


November 27, 2021 | Group paints nearly 100-foot mural to bring awareness to domestic violence


November 18, 2021 | Impact Austin Awards $430K to Nine Central Texas Nonprofits in 2021


October 20, 2021 | Texas legal organization deals with rise in calls to help abuse survivors since COVID-19 pandemic began


October 13, 2021 | Help The Texas Advocacy Project By Participating In The Black And White Ball Presented By Accenture


October 4, 2021 | Texas Advocacy Project helps domestic violence survivors access justice system


September 28, 2021 | 2021 Black & White Ball Presented by Accenture


September 27, 2021 | Does the Texas abortion law protect victims of sexual assault?


September 8, 2021 | How does Governor Abbott plan to 'eliminate all rapists' across Texas?


August 11, 2021 | COVID-19 Isolation causing rise in domestic violence in Texas, across country


August 4, 2021 | The Swalm Endowment of Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) awards $30,000 to Texas Advocacy Project’s New Training Portal


July 27, 2021 | A new policy means Travis County prosecutors are rejecting hundreds of criminal cases


July 16, 2021 | Backpacks for Hope helps kids of domestic violence survivors


July 12, 2021 | Have a backpack to give a child in need?


July 2, 2021 | Community Support Needed for Children in Texas Shelters


July 7, 2021 | Backpacks for Hope Scheduled


July 1, 2021 | RELEASE: Texas Advocacy Project Launches 10th Backpacks for Hope Campaign + Video: The Purple Door & Texas Advocacy Project


June 7, 2021 | 94.9 KLTY Dallas - Anna Palmer, 2021 Teen Ambassador of Hope 


May 31, 2021 | The Big Texas Podcast: Ep 59 - Heather Bellino: CEO of Texas Advocacy Project


May 10, 2021 | Monica's Law: How a tragedy changed the protective order search process in Texas


April 21, 2021 | Before Austin shooting, suspect’s family pleaded for more protection: ‘I’m afraid he might hurt me’


March 30, 2021 | From PTA mom to CEO: Remarkable Woman Heather Bellino says she’s the ‘luckiest person in the world’


March 23, 2021 | Handbags to be donated to Texan survivors at shelters


March 18, 2021 | 2021 Handbags for Hope campaign to reach at-risk moms-to-be


March 18, 2021 | RELEASE: Thousands of Handbags to be Donated to Texan Survivors at Shelters and Healthcare Access Points


March 12, 2021 | Lessons from Texas: Advocates Warn of Extreme Weather’s Link to Domestic Violence


March 10, 2021 | Round Rock student awarded for education efforts on teen dating violence


November 13, 2020 | RELEASE: Texas Bar Foundation Awards $12,000 to Texas Advocacy Project for Technology Updates for Virtual Legal Services for Domestic Violence Survivors


November 6, 2020 | RELEASE: Texas Access to Justice Foundation Awards $85,769 to Texas Advocacy Project For Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Grant


October 22, 2020 | Texas Advocacy Project: Safety Through Legal Assistance


October 1, 2020 | RELEASE: Moody Foundation Awards $25,000 to Texas Advocacy Project to Match Teen Ambassadors of Hope Program


September 23, 2020 | Texas Advocacy Project’s Virtual Black & White Ball


September 3, 2020 | What PPE is Needed for Domestic Violence?


July 14, 2020 | RELEASE: The Allstate Foundation awards $100,000 to Texas Advocacy Project


May 21, 2020 | RELEASE: MLB & MLBPA Awards $50,000 to Texas Advocacy Project


May 19, 2020 | Domestic Violence Calls Spike in Texas Cities, While Falling in Rural Areas


April 24, 2020 | Calls spiked — then dropped. Domestic abuse survivors, at home with abusers during the pandemic, may be unable to get help.


April 16, 2020 |  IN SPANISH  | Llamadas por violencia de género han aumentado un 33% desde que inició la pandemia en Austin


April 6, 2020 | Stay-at-Home Orders Increase Risk for Victims of Child, Domestic Abuse


April 6, 2020 | Helping domestic abuse survivors amid 'stay home' orders


April 2, 2020 | Texas family violence advocacy groups see uptick in calls during “stay at home order”


March 31, 2020 | Domestic violence resources and help still available virtually via Texas Advocacy Project


March 23, 2020 | FOX 7 Discussion: Domestic Violence and COVID-19 | Marcel Clarke sits down with Heather Bellino with the Texas Advocacy Project to talk about domestic violence and what to do during social distancing.


March 16, 2020 | RELEASE: Texas Advocacy Project, Inc. Statement on COVID-19


March 11, 2020 | RELEASE: TAP and TCSO are Asking for Handbag Donations for Texas Women in Crisis


January 29, 2020 | RELEASE: Football Squares for The Big Game to benefit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Survivors


September 30, 2019 | RELEASE: 2019 Black & White Ball Supported by Accenture


May 5, 2019 | RELEASE: The Texas Bar Foundation awards $27,000 to Texas Advocacy Project Access to Attorneys: Legal Solutions to Medical Problems Initiative


April 25, 2019 | RELEASE: Local Teen Founds Tennis Tournament to Benefit Domestic Violence Nonprofit 


February 20, 2019 | RELEASE: 2,000 Handbags Donated to Survivors in Domestic Violence Shelters and Sexual Assault Examination Rooms


February 2, 2019 | RELEASE: Texas Advocacy Project Welcomes Four New Members to Its Board of Directors


August 30, 2018 | RELEASE: 2018 Black & White Ball Presented by Accenture Honorees: Senator Joan Huffman, The Covalent Foundation, and Tina - a Survivor

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