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January 18th, 2017

New Grant to Increase Bystander Intervention

You’re at the store and you see a parent hit and scream at her child.  Should you intervene?  Research shows that most people would look the other way.  In fact, experts don’t yet know the best way to handle these types of situations.  A two-year grant to Saint Louis University (SLU) from Missouri Foundation for Read More…

November 22nd, 2016
Posted in Media Room

New Cell Phone Law Helps Domestic Violence Survivors

Today, nearly everyone has a cell phone that provides critical access to family, friends and support services. Now, domestic violence survivors can obtain some peace of mind when it comes to separating a cell phone account from their abuser thanks to a new law passed in August. Safe Connections was proud to work with AT&T Read More…

June 6th, 2016
Posted in Media Room

Legislative Update: Domestic and Sexual Violence in Missouri Law

The domestic and sexual violence movement had some big wins in the latest legislative session, held from January 6- May 13, thanks to MCADSV’s advocacy. Ten bills were passed by the Missouri General Assembly that addressed issues involving domestic and sexual violence. These bills contained legislation that MCADSV had specifically identified as a priority. The bills Read More…

November 24th, 2014

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Ending Gender-based Violence

Meet Marie and Meaghan Carroll Marie Carroll and her daughter Meaghan Carroll care deeply about empowering women and ending domestic abuse and sexual assault.  They have been supporting Safe Connections together for more than a decade. A retired Anheuser-Busch vice president, Marie has supported Safe Connections with two stints on the Board of Directors and 25 years Read More…

November 6th, 2014
Posted in Awards, Media Room

Safe Connections Receives BBB TORCH Award

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, the Better Business Bureau presented Safe Connections with a TORCH Award in recognition for our exceptional standards for ethical business practices and service to our clients, employees and the larger community. Since 1976, Safe Connections has been committed to preventing and ending gender-based Read More…

November 6th, 2014
Posted in Awards, Media Room

Safe Connections is Honored for Innovative Solutions

May, 2014, marked the 17th annual What’s Right with the Region celebration where FOCUS St. Louis recognized outstanding accomplishments of 20 distinct leaders and institutions who serve the St. Louis region in invaluable ways and are doing their part to make the community a better place to live, work and play.   Nominations were submitted by Read More…

November 6th, 2014
Posted in Media Room

Frontiere Family Partnership with Safe Connections Highlights Domestic Violence

Purchase a book to support Safe Connections in November or December 2014. While Dr. Kelly York is an expert at identifying other people’s character, she struggles with her own. Her pursuit to understand a killer uncovers more than murder. You can support Safe Connections and find out more about the intriguing Dr. York by purchasing Read More…

August 12th, 2014
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Mary McMurtrey Named Nonprofit Professional of the Year

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – Safe Connections’ good friend Mary McMurtrey of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation was presented with the 2014 Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award from the Community Service Public Relations Council today at the Sheraton Hotel-Clayton. Safe Connections is proud to have nominated McMurtrey for this award, in large part Read More…

May 28th, 2014

I’ll Have the Potato Skins Please

When an online reviewer asked for servers at a West Virginia restaurant to “Show More Skin” owner Daniel McCawley came up with a promotion that gave the costumer just what he wanted.  More skin. Potato skins that is. McCawley put a special discount on his potato skins and then gave 100 percent of the proceeds Read More…

April 29th, 2014

White House Cracks Down on Campus Rape

On Monday the White House issued guidelines for college campuses after a string of widely publicized rapes.  The guidelines urge colleges and the military to conduct anonymous surveys about sexual assault cases, adopt anti-assault policies and work to better ensure that all reports of such crimes remain confidential.  The task force reports that one in Read More…