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Light Up the Lotus for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you can make life brighter for survivors by helping us raise $5,000 in 19 days!    “A ‘Thank you’ cannot express the gratitude I feel for all of the amazing love and support that Safe Connections continues to provide me, my mommy, and our family. We all have an opportunity Read More…

October 3rd, 2018

Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence in October

Each year in October, Safe Connections is proud to be a part of YWCA’s annual Vigil for Women’s Safety and the Clothesline Project. People throughout the St. Louis community gather to support women who have experienced violence while remembering those who did not survive. In collaboration with Safe Connections, the vigil will feature a Clothesline Project; Read More…

April 18th, 2018
Posted in Events, Fundraising

St. Louis Women Say #MeToo

Together Brunch Shines a Light on the #MeToo Movement in St. Louis Saturday, April 14, 2018, St. Louis, MO—With the rise of the #MeToo movement, four local women have decided to share their stories at the 11th annual Safe Connections Together! Engaging Women |Empowering Girls brunch. These women live vastly different lives. Their common ground? Read More…

December 18th, 2017

New Year’s Resolution: Shop at Schnucks & Make Safe Connections’ Clients Smile

We’ve Been Chosen! The season of giving is upon us and a new year is quickly approaching! Schnucks has gotten in on the joyful festivities and will be supporting Safe Connections and our clients in two ways during January 2018. 1. Bags 4 My Cause Every month, charitable Schnucks staffers pick a local nonprofit as the recipient Read More…

November 7th, 2017
Posted in Events, Fundraising

Thanks for Making Our Lotus Ball a Success

View event photos and photobooth pics! On Friday, November 3, more than 250 people attended our inaugural Lotus Ball gala. Our special guest was former Cardinals player and abuse survivor Rick Ankiel, who discussed the importance of Safe Connections’ mission, and inspired the crowd with his personal story of challenge and perseverance. This event would Read More…

October 20th, 2017

Rick Ankiel Shared His Survivor Story at the Lotus Ball

Safe Connections was thrilled to welcome Cardinals pitcher turned outfielder Rick Ankiel as the keynote speaker at our inaugural Lotus Ball on November 3. Rick shared the story of how he reclaimed his life and his pro-sports career after years of challenges preceded by a childhood of domestic violence. His story is one of tenacity, Read More…

August 16th, 2017

Climb for the Kids–To the Top of Pike’s Peak

Abuse Survivor Takes on a Colorado Mountain Marathon for Safe Connections

Karolina is a healthy, happy 26-year-old student of psychology. She is a running enthusiast who greatly enjoys spending time with her extended family…

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July 10th, 2017
Posted in Fundraising

Choose Safe Connections on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is known for 24 hours of fabulous steals and deals online. Prime members have exclusive access to free 2-day shipping and to some seriously great bargains.   Make sure to shop Prime Day using your Amazon Smile account, with Safe Connections selected as your charity of choice. There’s nothing better than getting something at a great Read More…

May 8th, 2017

Give STL Day is TODAY!

What can we do in a day? Click Here to Support Safe Connections It turns out, a lot. Last year, Give STL Day raised more than $2 million dollars for local nonprofits working hard to make an impact in the community. Safe Connections was able to raise over $5,000 in one day. Wow. This 24-hour day Read More…

May 2nd, 2017
Posted in Fundraising

Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause Program Supports Safe Connections in May

Purchase Reusable Giving Bags at Frontenac Schnucks to Honor Survivor Kat Hutson The recent domestic violence-related shooting at the Frontenac Schnucks inspired Kat’s co-workers to help. Kat’s story was covered extensively by local media after her estranged husband shot her 10 times as she was heading into Schnucks for a shift. Kat’s coworkers wanted to honor her as Read More…