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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…

October 3rd, 2018

Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence in October

Each year in October, Safe Connections is proud to be a part of YWCA’s annual Vigil for Women’s Safety and the Clothesline Project. People throughout the St. Louis community gather to support women who have experienced violence while remembering those who did not survive. In collaboration with Safe Connections, the vigil will feature a Clothesline Project; Read More…

August 22nd, 2018

Radiance Float + Wellness Celebrates One Year of Free Floating for Survivors

Survivors for Survivors Float Therapy to Heal after Domestic Violence August 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO—Safe Connections blogger Lisa Simani caught up with survivor Zinia Thomas, owner of Radiance Float + Wellness in Brentwood to talk about how Zinia helps survivors of abuse alleviate their anxiety and other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a Read More…

August 7th, 2018
Posted in Prevention, Teen

Get to Know Prevention Educator Natalie

Safe Connections Staffer Highlight June 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO Prevention Education at Safe Connections is celebrating it’s 30th birthday in 2018, so we wanted to give our readers an inside take on what it’s like to be a prevention educator here at Safe Connections. We interviewed Natalie, a prevention educator who has worked with Read More…

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…

May 25th, 2018
Posted in Teen

Get to Know Teen Therapist Latricia

Safe Connections Staffer Highlight May 25, 2018, St. Louis, MO—Blogger Lisa Simani caught up with Safe Connections super-busy (always out in the field helping a teen) therapist Latricia to find out a little bit about what exactly a Safe Connections therapist does for teens. Here’s how the conversation went: Q: Why did you get into Read More…

April 18th, 2018
Posted in Events, Fundraising

St. Louis Women Say #MeToo

Together Brunch Shines a Light on the #MeToo Movement in St. Louis Saturday, April 14, 2018, St. Louis, MO—With the rise of the #MeToo movement, four local women have decided to share their stories at the 11th annual Safe Connections Together! Engaging Women |Empowering Girls brunch. These women live vastly different lives. Their common ground? 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…

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…