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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…

April 9th, 2018

Embrace Your Voice: It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Finding the Words to End Sexual Assault April 9, 2018, St. Louis, MO—It can be challenging. Yes, yes it can. Still, Safe Connections encourages everyone to speak out about sexual assault. The fact that we talk about sexual violence matters. The way that we talk about it matters just as much. Plus, it’s April, so we Read More…

February 13th, 2018

New STL Interactive Map of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

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 resources mapped together 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…

December 1st, 2017

#MeToo…Reclaiming My Life After Rape

Happy Holidays. My name is Kris*, and I am a former client of Safe Connections. I want to thank you. Although you probably do not know me, you saved my life. For that, you have my sincerest gratitude. Several years ago, I was drugged at a bar, taken off somewhere, and raped. At first, I Read More…

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…

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…

August 27th, 2015

Say “No More” with the Cast of SVU.

Get comfy on your couch. Click the remote. Watch some SVU on USA. Post your thoughts to social media. Easy, breezy. That’s all it takes to be part of a growing nationwide movement to help end domestic and sexual violence. That’s all it takes to say, “No more excuses. Domestic and sexual violence has to stop now.” Read More…

August 20th, 2015

Introducing Connections: Adult Group Therapy to Help You Overcome Shame

Shame is an extremely human, primitive emotion that everyone has experienced. It’s an intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging. Talking about what makes us feel shameful is difficult to do, especially when you feel like others won’t understand. At Safe Connections, we recognize that survivors of domestic and sexual violence experience 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…