TTUHSC Announces Partnership With Safe Place

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at the Permian Basin and Safe Place of the Permian Basin are partnering to offer women’s health services to victims of domestic violence.

Joy Anderson, M.D., an OB-GYN and professor at TTUHSC at the Permian Basin will see clients from Safe Place at little or no cost to the patient.

“It’s important that we care for these women in our community,” Anderson said. “Being able to provide them with affordable medical care is one piece of the puzzle in helping them get back on their feet.”

Safe Place Program Director Tonya Eckert worked with Anderson to implement this wellness initiative.

“At Safe Place we strive to bring wholeness and wellness to our clients through addressing the emotional, psychological and physical aspects of the abuse they have endured,” Eckert said. “This partnership with TTUHSC at the Permian Basin allows us to not only address the physical impacts of abuse, but also give the women the tools and resources they need to maintain their overall physical wellness on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Anderson is truly giving these women a wonderful gift.”

The mission of Safe Place is to break the cycle of family violence by empowering individuals to make safe and healthy choices through awareness, counseling and shelter, while promoting hope, healing and dignity. Safe Place serves 15 counties, including Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Reeves, Upton, Ward and Winkler.

TTUHSC at the Permian Basin is dedicated to improving the quality of health care, medical education and research in the Permian Basin. TTUHSC at the Permian Basin includes the schools of allied health sciences, medicine, nursing and Texas Tech Physicians.

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