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February 13th, 2018

New STL Interactive Map of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

By Kathy Recto Feb. 13, 2018—St. Louis, MO Looking for a fast and easy way to locate domestic and sexual violence services in St. Louis? Check out this new free interactive mapping website provided by the St. Louis Family Violence Council. More Than a Map It starts by showing you relevant crisis, legal, support, and education 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…

November 8th, 2017

Seven Takeaways from #NCHDV

Earlier this fall, seven members of the Safe Connections team attended the 8th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (NCHDV) in San Francisco. Big thanks to the federal Victims of Crime Act for the grant that funded this incredible opportunity for our staffers. From September 26-28, the conference brought together 1,200 medical, public Read More…

May 12th, 2017

13 Reasons Why Not

The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has been stirring up controversy ever since it’s release. Some experts are saying that its graphic displays of suicide and rape are not only triggering, but dangerous, especially considering the target audience is young adults. Please use self-care when choosing what TV shows and movies to watch. Stories of 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…

September 24th, 2014
Posted in Resources

About Us

Safe Connections was founded in 1976 and has been providing services continuously for 38 years. The first service was a true grassroots crisis phone line, and as it quickly became clear that counseling services for victims of abuse were needed, therapists were added to the small staff. In 1988, responding to research and our own Read More…

February 20th, 2014
Posted in Resources

Support Groups and Classes Starting Soon…Two Weeks to Enroll

Ready for Positive Changes? Let Safe Connections Help Many free support groups and classes are starting in early March. Enroll now to start down a better life path! Featured groups and classes include Building Relationships, Tools for Trauma Survivors, Trauma Recovery and Empowerment (TREM), Building Effective Communication Skills, Steps in Relationships, Healing Through Art, and Read More…

February 12th, 2014
Posted in Resources, Teen

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Please help spread the word that Safe Connections has many free education programs to help prevent Teen Dating Violence (TDV) and other free counseling to help teen victims. To teens who have experienced any form of dating violence, we offer free one-on-one counseling here at our offices as well Read More…

December 13th, 2013

Secretary of State Jason Kander at Safe Connections Lauding Safe at Home Program

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander visited Safe Connections December 12 and thanked St. Louis leaders for providing access to the Safe at Home program for women who have been abused. Leaders from local domestic and sexual violence agencies including the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Louis City Circuit Attorney’s Office shared Read More…

September 30th, 2013
Posted in Resources, Teen

St. Louis and National Resources

Helplines / Hotlines Safe Connections Crisis Helpline – 314.531.2003 St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Hotline – 314.531.7273 Life Crisis-Suicide/Crisis Hotline – 314.647.4357 Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) – 314.644.5886 Elder Abuse Hotline – 800.392.0210 Child Abuse Hotline – 800.392.3738 Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline – 800.392.0210 National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline – 888.331.9474 United Way Read More…