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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…

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 18th, 2017

New Year’s Resolution: Shop at Schnucks & Make Safe Connections’ Clients Smile

We’ve Been Chosen! The season of giving is upon us and a new year is quickly approaching! Schnucks has gotten in on the joyful festivities and will be supporting Safe Connections and our clients in two ways during January 2018. 1. Bags 4 My Cause Every month, charitable Schnucks staffers pick a local nonprofit as the recipient 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…

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…

November 7th, 2017
Posted in Events, Fundraising

Thanks for Making Our Lotus Ball a Success

View event photos and photobooth pics! On Friday, November 3, more than 250 people attended our inaugural Lotus Ball gala. Our special guest was former Cardinals player and abuse survivor Rick Ankiel, who discussed the importance of Safe Connections’ mission, and inspired the crowd with his personal story of challenge and perseverance. This event would Read More…