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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…

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…

February 13th, 2018

Raise Awareness of Teen Dating Violence in February #TDVM

Feb. 13, 2018, St. Louis, MO—For young people, the teenage years are a time of exploration, navigating the gap between childhood and young adulthood. There are new responsibilities, pressures, and experiences. Romance and dating relationships are a part of this unique phase of life. However, these same relationships can change dramatically with the onset of Read More…

New Missouri Laws | 2017 Changes You Need to Know

By Laura Kaimann, MSW Student, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis The state of Missouri has just begun the 2018 legislative session. There’s no better time to look at changes to laws that came out of the 2017 session. Included are the thoughts of staffers here at Safe Connections Read More…

February 4th, 2016

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Am I really at risk for dating violence? Hey there! I’m Katie, an intern at Safe Connections. I was assigned a story on teen dating violence, and was shocked when I started looking up the facts. I’m 22 and I didn’t realize just how many people my age were in unhealthy relationships. Young women ages 16-24 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…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Get Involved Today!

October is the month of apple picking, pumpkins, autumn leaves and the thrills and chills of Halloween. But did you know it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness month? It’s a scary fact that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience abuse from their significant others at some point in their lifetimes. So each of us know several Read More…

July 25th, 2014

One Powerful TED Talk…A Man’s Voice for Ending Gender Violence

Jackson Katz makes a living doing leadership training for sports institutions, colleges, military units. In other words, he works heavily in male-dominated institutions to change the way men think and act, especially when it comes to how they lead other men. His work specifically addresses dismantling gender-based violence and the silence of good men regarding Read More…

January 22nd, 2014

Every Little Girl Wants…

To Be Like Mommy Ouch. A quick yet poignant look (only 43 seconds) at how a little girls is hurt when her mom gets hurt. Thanks to The Huffington Post and reporter Eleanor Goldberg for sharing this powerful PSA released by a Swiss nonprofit, Frauenzentrale Zürich.  *Studies show that females who are exposed to domestic violence as Read More…

September 30th, 2013

What Is a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship?

A healthy relationship includes lots of moving parts.  Certain parts have to be there. Trust and clear communication Balanced power and respect for each other Time for yourself and time with friends and family without your partner If all of these things are present, you likely have the makings of a healthy relationship. If you still aren’t Read More…