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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…

June 20th, 2017
Posted in Prevention, Teen

Meet Roosevelt Gilmore, Prevention Educator for Guys Groups

Where did you go to school, and what did you study? I attended Florida International University (FIU) and majored in Psychology. What do you love about working at Safe Connections? I like the importance of self-care that is promoted at Safe Connections. It’s good to come to work and know that your health is valued 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…

May 8th, 2017

Give STL Day is TODAY!

What can we do in a day? Click Here to Support Safe Connections It turns out, a lot. Last year, Give STL Day raised more than $2 million dollars for local nonprofits working hard to make an impact in the community. Safe Connections was able to raise over $5,000 in one day. Wow. This 24-hour day Read More…

May 2nd, 2017
Posted in Fundraising

Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause Program Supports Safe Connections in May

Purchase Reusable Giving Bags at Frontenac Schnucks to Honor Survivor Kat Hutson The recent domestic violence-related shooting at the Frontenac Schnucks inspired Kat’s co-workers to help. Kat’s story was covered extensively by local media after her estranged husband shot her 10 times as she was heading into Schnucks for a shift. Kat’s coworkers wanted to honor her as 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…

March 8th, 2017

Yoga and Community Partnership Help Trauma Survivors

Thanks to its many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, yoga has gained significant popularity over the past decade. It has become more accessible and less intimidating. More and more, research supports yoga as an effective and holistic tool in a comprehensive approach to trauma recovery. In fact, yoga therapy is offered at Safe Connections as Read More…