Mayor presents Proclamation to Safer Path on Teen Dating Violence



Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall presents a proclamation designating February as “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month” to Andrea Rathmell, Director of Education Outreach at Safer Path Family Violence Shelter. Partner violence in Texas is three times the national average. Only 33% ever tell anyone when experiencing abuse. It can be prevented, the mayor noted, by raising awareness and training. CHRISTELLE TROELL | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall presents a proclamation designating February as “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month” to Andrea Rathmell, Director of Education Outreach at Safer Path Family Violence Shelter. Partner violence in Texas is three times the national average. Only 33% ever tell anyone when experiencing abuse. It can be prevented, the mayor noted, by raising awareness and training. CHRISTELLE TROELL | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the Wed, Feb. 12 front-page Pleasanton City Council story, the Pleasanton Express reported in error that Safer Path was located on Main Street. This is incorrect. Safer Path’s Begin Again Thrift Store, open to the public, is located on Main Street in the old Rick’s Building.

Safer Path Family Violence Shelter makes safety their first priority. Rhonda Williamson, Executive Director, Safer Path, stated that Safer Path’s shelter location is never disclosed to maintain client safety and confidentiality. She further asked that our community keep their location a secret to keep Safer Path’s work safe. Get the help and support you need from Safer Path by calling the 24-hour hotline at 830-569-2001. If you are in fear, find out how to get yourself and your children to safety. Safer Path provides 24- hour service.

At the recent, Pleasanton City Council meeting Mayor Hall presented a proclamation to Safer Path in honor of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In Texas, he noted, teens are vulnerable to partner violence at three times the national average. Only 33% ever tell anyone, statistics reveal. It can only be prevented by raising awareness and providing training to those who deal with this problem. Mayor Hall presented the proclamation to Andrea Rathmell, Director of Education Outreach at Safer Path Family Violence Shelter.

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