February 7, 2012
Story by Michael Barnes
Mia Washington Knows What Makes a Party
Michael Barnes interviews the Austin Children's Shelter's events director, Mia Washington, in his Out & About column for the Austin American-Statesman.
December 12, 2011
Story by Esther Robarbs-Forbes
Keeping the Change
Westlake Picayune interviews ACS CEO Kelly
White who has seen some of the worst things that humans can do to each other --
and the best. Read the
December 2, 2011
Story by Claire Cardona
Abuse Reports in Texas Increase as
Tribune reports on the rise in reports of abuse, changes in foster care and the
effect on Austin Children's Shelter. Read
December 2, 2011
The New York Times
Story by Claire Cardona
Poor Economy Leaves More Children at Risk
In Travis County, the number of new cases opened with Child Protective Services rose 36 percent from 2008 to 2011. Story contributed by The TexasTribune. Read the story here.
November 29, 2011
Dewhurst Appointments McClure, Tipps to Child Abuse & Neglect Task Force
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst appoints
ACS Board Member Mary Tipps to the Blue Ribbon Task Force to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve child
welfare. Read about it on the Texas Insider web site.
November 18, 2011
Report by Ben Philpott
Reporting Child Abuse Mandatory in Texas
As the almost-daily revelations continue over the alleged abuse by a former Penn State assistant football coach, many wonder how such activities could have gone on so long without being reported. Under Pennsylvania law, the coach who reported seeing what he thought was sexual abuse to his supervisor was not obligated to tell the police. That’s likely not what would happen in Texas. Listen to the report.
November 15, 2011
Austin American-Statesman, Opinion page
Sexual Abuse Perpetrators Among Us
Letter to the Editor by Kelly White
How can so many sit by silently and allow this to
go on for so long? Because of my work here at Austin Children’s Shelter, and SafePlace before, I
have been asked that question repeatedly over the past few days. How? Why?
But not “what?” We know that Jerry Sandusky is accused of abusing some of his
communities most vulnerable children; children that were placed in his care. Download the letter.
February 21, 2011
Fox 7 News
Story by Rudy Koski
Budget Cuts Taking Toll on Non-Profits, Eliminating Programs
That Protect Children
The state budget cutting ax is chopping beyond local schools
and into non-profit agencies, many of which may have to eliminate programs
designed to protect children. See the full report on MyFoxAustin.com.
January 19, 2011
Story by Catenya McHenry
State Budget Cuts Could
Damage Abused Children
Lawmakers are planning to take $467 million out of the Texas Department of
Family and Protective Services budget. "We
are already one of the lowest-funded child protective systems in the country.
They cannot take money out of this system," said Austin Children's Shelter
CEO Kelly White. See the report on KXAN.com.
December 31, 2010
by Shannon Wolfson
Cyclist Recovers After Hit-and-Run
cyclist is recovering at home 10 weeks after he was injured in a hit-and-run
crash that nearly ended his life. John Simpson is taking his recovery one small step at a time. See the full story.
December 26, 2010
Heroes: Cedric Wilson
Story by Edward Williams
Cedric recently left the Austin Children's Shelter
transitional living program after aging out of foster care and was featured in
the Austin American-Statesman's Heroes series. Click here for the story.
December 2, 2010
Kinnser health software outfit gives $150,000 to Austin
Kinnser Software Inc., a home health software firm, donated
$150,000 to the Austin Children's Shelter.
"After visiting Austin Children's Shelter, we knew that we wanted
to support (their) innovative programs, which develop capable and independent
members of our local community," said Christopher Hester, president of
Kinnser. Read complete article here.
November 9, 2010
austin360.com Out & About
by Michael Barnes
Austin Children's Shelter Gala at Four Seasons Hotel
The evening’s unrivaled moment of truth belonged to Gigi Bryant, the civic and business leader who, along with siblings, survived the state’s juvenile and foster programs. That such a beautiful, strong, wise, vibrant woman emerged from those
harrowing circumstances was testimony enough to keep us optimistic that
the Children’s Shelter can help those now in danger. Read the column.
September 30, 2010
by Lisa Sullivan
Austin Children's Shelter and Swim Safe Named Beneficiaries of 2011 Statesman Capitol 10,000
The Austin Children's Shelter and Statesman Swim Safe for Austin Kids have been named joint beneficiaries of the 2011 Statesman Capitol 10,000 sponsorship proceeds. The 34th annual race will be held Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Austin, Texas. Read it online.
July 21, 2010
KXAN Austin's News
by Kate Weidaw
New Transitional Living Facility Breaking Cycle
Kate Weidaw visited the Shelter's cottage for boys offering long term care and transitional living services. See her report online.
July 13, 2010
by Lindsey Bomnin
Center Helps Build Bridge to Adulthood for Older Foster Kids
Lindsey Bomnin reports on the opening of the new cottage opening offering transitional living services for boys 16-21. Read it online or a PDF of the printed article.