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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…

October 20th, 2017

Rick Ankiel Shared His Survivor Story at the Lotus Ball

Safe Connections was thrilled to welcome Cardinals pitcher turned outfielder Rick Ankiel as the keynote speaker at our inaugural Lotus Ball on November 3. Rick shared the story of how he reclaimed his life and his pro-sports career after years of challenges preceded by a childhood of domestic violence. His story is one of tenacity, Read More…

October 8th, 2017
Posted in Uncategorized

Two Opportunities to Snag Movie Tickets and Support our Cause

I Am Evidence Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Plaza Frontenac Cinema Safe Connections is co-sponsoring the screening of “I Am Evidence” regarding our nation’s rape kit backlog. The film follows four rape victims as they seek justice. The film is already winning awards and is produced by SVU’s Mariska Hargitay, founder of the Joyful Read More…

October 6th, 2017

The Clothesline Project: Raising Awareness in October

Each year in October, Safe Connections is proud to be a part of YWCA Woman’s Place 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 Read More…

October 3rd, 2017
Posted in Uncategorized

Thirty Years of Domestic Violence Awareness

It’s October – a time for beautiful weather, sweaters, and pumpkin spice lattes. However, this October marks the thirty year anniversary of the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month. So put on your purple awareness ribbons, grab your latte, and get ready to celebrate the accomplishments of advocates just like you. So what have we accomplished Read More…

August 16th, 2017

Climb for the Kids–To the Top of Pike’s Peak

Abuse Survivor Takes on a Colorado Mountain Marathon for Safe Connections

Karolina is a healthy, happy 26-year-old student of psychology. She is a running enthusiast who greatly enjoys spending time with her extended family…

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July 10th, 2017
Posted in Fundraising

Choose Safe Connections on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is known for 24 hours of fabulous steals and deals online. Prime members have exclusive access to free 2-day shipping and to some seriously great bargains.   Make sure to shop Prime Day using your Amazon Smile account, with Safe Connections selected as your charity of choice. There’s nothing better than getting something at a great Read More…