Job Opening: Shelter Program Director at HCWC

Management position available with the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center in San Marcos. Responsible and experienced professional sought to provide general management and coordination of HCWC’s family violence shelter program.

Position: Shelter Program Director

Bachelor’s degree in management, social services, or related field or a combination of education and experience in a similar agency.
Personnel management totaling three years. Demonstrated expertise in family violence.

Salary: $46,000

For more information and/or an application packet, please contact Michelle at Position open until filled/EOE.

Job Opening: Director of Counseling & Client Services for Daya, Inc.

Daya supports South Asian women, their children and families who are trying to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence and reclaim their lives. Daya’s approach fosters individual freedom and respect leading to healthy families.

Position: Director of Counseling & Client Services

Core Job Description: 

  • Provide counseling and advocacy to South Asian survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; and
  • Initiate and develop strategies and programs that will promote confidence, awareness and knowledge in individuals and the community-at-large.
  • Job Duties:

    •  Answer helpline and perform intake
    • Provide crisis management and individual, family and group counseling to those who are … Read More >>

    New Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Data

    Date: April 27, 2015

    Contact: Rose Luna – Communications Program Director – TAASA – 512-659-8065

    Noël Busch-Armendariz, Principal Investigator, Associate Dean for Research

    Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (University of Texas at Austin) announce new sexual assault prevalence numbers for Texas: It’s staggering

    San Marcos, TX – Today the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) will hold a joint press conference to open this year’s University Police Sexual Assault Training (UPSAT) in San Marcos.  The press conference will reveal the new … Read More >>

    New Standards for Sexual Assault Programs On the Horizon

    Rape Crisis Center Standards Unveiled

    Development of the Standards

    In January 2014, the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA), with funding from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), formed a committee comprised of TAASA staff, representatives from local sexual assault programs throughout Texas, representatives from the OAG, and other community stakeholders.

    The standards were developed in an effort to achieve two things. First, ensure that every survivor in the state of Texas has access to a minimum level of consistent services regardless of demographic … Read More >>

    Texas Capitol Hearing for HB 1102


    April 14, 2015


    Rose Luna – TAASA Communications Program Director- (512) 659-8065

    Chris Kaiser – TAASA Staff Attorney – (512) 740-1317

    Hearing set today at the Texas Capitol for House Bill 1102 (HB 1102) to eliminate the civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse victims. 

    Austin, Texas – The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) championed a bill sponsored by a bi-partisan group of representatives on behalf of child victims of sexual violence.  The bill would eliminate the statute of limitations for civil law suits … Read More >>

    Job Opening: Chief Executive Officer for DARCC

    Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center Job Posting

    Chief Executive Officer


    Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) is a 501(c)3 that has been serving the community since 2010 and is the first comprehensive rape crisis center to serve the Dallas community. DARCC provides a comprehensive and compassionate response to individuals impacted by sexual violence through advocacy and education. DARCC provides survivors and their loved ones the resources they need to reclaim their lives. Staff and trained advocates are available to help those impacted by sexual violence navigate the journey of healing in a safe and confidential environment. DARCC’s comprehensive program … Read More >>

    2015 SAAPM Presidential Proclamation

    The WhithouseNational Awareness

    Each year national and local leaders proclaim the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM). This recognition is meaningful in that it reaffirms the work of advocates and it honors the bravery and acknowledges the struggles and perseverance of survivors. Although our work with survivors and communicating the issue of sexual assault is a daily responsibility, SAAPM is an opportunity to highlight the issue in a strategic, collective, and focused time frame.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of … Read More >>

    Got Consent?

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    The Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center increases its efforts this April to raise awareness about the prevalence of rape and sexual assault in our own backyard. Click the image to order a t-shirt!

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month takes place in April each year. Although our work is year round, the month of April allows for an amplified unified message and focus on the root causes of sexual violence and on the realities of rape in our communities. TAASA encourages statewide communities and organizations to share their resources. While you’re in action, reach … Read More >>

    UPSAT Registration

    UPSAT-announcement_02TAASA Invites Campus Police

    University Police Chiefs, Security Directors, & Campus Police Officers are welcome to join our 3rd Annual University Police Sexual Assault Training Conference.

    Trainers from law enforcement agencies will present on sexual assault response, investigations, and cultural  change on Texas Colleges and Universities.

    Click the image to register!

    For more information, please contact Rick Gipprich, Jr., Training Specialist at 512-474-7190 Ext. 39