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June 22nd, 2018

Life After Wanting to Die

Young, Smart, Privileged…and Suicidal June 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO Words by Rachael Krajewski   The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why recently debuted its second season, shining the public spotlight on teen suicide. The show does a lot of things. Not all of them are great. On the upside, the show brings suicide into mainstream discussion. Read More…

My Journey to Become a Blogger at Safe Connections

Feb. 13, 2018, St. Louis, MO—This is my first blog post at Safe Connections. The plan is to contribute content regularly, so I’d like to introduce myself in the hopes that you might feel some connection with me and decide to become a regular reader. I’m a nurse practitioner with a dual degree in nonprofit 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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April 5th, 2017

Kara’s Story: Starting Over After Sexual Assault

“Safe Connections saved my life. It restarted me. I tell everyone about Safe Connections.” After a night out, Kara woke up with no recollection of what happened to her the evening before. She remembered being at a bar before it all went blank. After awhile, the flashbacks started. She was able to piece together that Read More…

October 14th, 2016

Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

For Chantel, domestic violence became a pattern. She ended her eight-year marriage because she knew couldn’t live with her husband’s physically violent outbursts anymore. She had tried to encourage him to seek help for his post-traumatic stress disorder after he returned from battle post 9/11, but he refused repeatedly and the beatings continued. That’s when Read More…

June 9th, 2016

An Open Letter to the Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor

We hope you’ve had a chance to read the 12-page letter that one survivor wrote and read to the man who sexually assaulted her. With over 11 million shares, her letter quickly went viral and is helping people engage in tough conversations about rape culture and victim shaming in our country. Safe Connections’ Development and Marketing Intern, Emily, penned Read More…

December 10th, 2015

Provide Hope and Healing for the Holidays. Donate Today.

Your generosity is so important. Your gift provides callers to our 24-hour Crisis Helpline with an escape to safety. Your gift teaches teens to have safe, healthy relationships. Your gift helps survivors of abuse and rape rebuild their lives. Survivors like Terry, who finished services here in May. She says:   I was abused for Read More…

Voices

On Wednesday, November 4, more than 375 people attended our 10th Annual Voices Ending Violence Dinner. Our featured speaker was former client Cari Hill, who touched the crowd with her powerful story at our Together Brunch in April. Cari was introduced by another former client, Lindsay Fischer, whose own survivor story had evolved since she was featured anonymously Read More…

September 1st, 2015
Posted in Mission Moments

Astrid’s Story

“You aren’t as stuck as you think you are.” Astrid, a mother of five beautiful daughters, needed help. Her husband had a violent temper which he unleashed in unpredictable outbursts. His skills and connections honed through service in the military and police force made his threats and rage all the more intimidating.  The violent, controlling Read More…

November 6th, 2014
Posted in Mission Moments

A Fresh Start

When Young Love Turns Into Abuse Young love.  Ashley imagined all the promises her relationship had to offer, but she never imagined having to plan her escape. Her story begins here. Ashley’s romantic high school partner turned out to be controlling and abusive, and her life turned grim quickly. “I had an abusive relationship with my first romantic partner in high school that was Read More…