SAFE Intake Room Community Painting Project


Friday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 8, volunteers from St. David’s, our Youth Ministry, and Austin Area Urban League of Young Professionals united to paint the new intake room for the Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program at SAFE. The project coordinators sent the following letter of thanks to participants;

“Let the echo of your footsteps spark a ray of hope in the heart of the hopeless and appear as help to the helpless.” — Abhijit Naskar

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank each of you for generously giving your time and energy this weekend to be part of the efforts to paint and redecorate the Intake Room for the SAFE Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program. We joyously completed the project on Sunday evening, and it looks beautiful!

With your help, we were able to not only paint this important room, but we helped interject this space with a sense of warmth, care, and love that all victims of sexual assault need and deserve.

We are very proud that our groups were able to unite and partner together to make this project happen. Together, we were able to make this space a bit more comfortable for all those who need it and to further support the invaluable services of SAFE. Thank you again for your hard work – it truly made a difference.

With sincere gratitude,

Destiny Brown, Vice President
Austin Area Urban League of Young Professionals

Dianne Hardy-Garcia, Director of Community Engagement & Advocacy
St. David's Episcopal Church

Sabina Ibarrola, Training & Clinic Coordinator
SAFE Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program

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Posted by Dianne Hardy-Garcia

Dianne Hardy-Garcia brings with her more than 30 years of experience, including organizing events on the local, state, and national levels. Her deep understanding of mission-driven organizations and social justice campaigns as well as her collaborative spirit will be invaluable to build our Community Engagement and Advocacy areas.

As a social worker, Hardy-Garcia has worked on key issues including LGBTQ+ equal rights, homelessness, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, women's rights, mental health, criminal justice reform, and the abolishment of the death penalty.

Hardy-Garcia earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and English from University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

Hardy-Garcia was born and raised in a devoutly Catholic family in San Antonio, Texas. She lives with her partner of 20 years, Corri Planck, and their two daughters, Raquel and Kristina. In addition to enjoying spending time with family and friends, she is a passionate ceramic artist and gardener who loves to travel. Dianne joined the St. David's staff July 5, 2023.

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