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Since 2008, Travis County has received grants in the amount of $600,000 from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, to plan, develop, and implement a supervised visitation and exchange center. A multi-disciplinary Consulting Committee, with representatives from fourteen local stakeholders in Austin and Travis County, have attended national trainings and have met diligently since 2008 to create a model center. PlanetSafe opened its doors in May 2013. Services are provided by and through SafePlace as a collaborative project with Travis County. PlanetSafe serves families who have determined, through the courts or independently, that a third party is needed to supervise visitation or facilitate an exchange due to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or dating violence and child abuse.

PlanetSafe’s vision is a community that is free of violence and supports healthy relationships within families. PlanetSafe intends to accomplish that vision through our mission to provide a safe and culturally welcoming environment for supervised visitation and safe exchange for families who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or dating violence and child abuse.

PlanetSafe provides a safe location for supervised visitations and custodial exchanges of children whose families have a history of family violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault. A collaboration with Travis County, PlanetSafe is located at 1101 Nueces, adjacent to the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in downtown Austin.

Planet Safe Offers:

  • Services at no cost to either party
  • Staggered arrival and departure times
  • Separate entrances and waiting rooms for custodial and non-custodial parents
  • Security equipment and personnel
  • Cheerful and bright play spaces

Contact Information

Hours of operation:
Friday 4pm – 8 pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 2pm-8pm
Monday 4pm- 8pm

Administrative hours:
Monday and Fridays 10 am – 3 pm
Tuesdays 9 am – 11 am

If you have any questions about PlanetSafe please call us at 512-356-1680 or email us at planetsafe@safeplace.org.

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