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February 1st, 2017
Posted in Uncategorized

February isn’t Just About Valentine’s Day

It’s February again which means that we get to find out if there is going to be six more weeks of winter, who wins the Super bowl and if we’re going to have a date on Valentine’s Day. What most people don’t know about February is that it is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Many people Read More…

January 23rd, 2017
Posted in Private Events

Get Connected to Safe Connections

Make a Positive Difference For St. Louis RSVP Now. Your are invited to learn about Safe Connections and the St. Louis community’s latest work to end domestic and sexual violence. Some of our dearest friends are opening their homes for these private after-office-hours gatherings where we can spread awareness and celebrate our successes. We hope you can Read More…

January 18th, 2017

New Grant to Increase Bystander Intervention

You’re at the store and you see a parent hit and scream at her child.  Should you intervene?  Research shows that most people would look the other way.  In fact, experts don’t yet know the best way to handle these types of situations.  A two-year grant to Saint Louis University (SLU) from Missouri Foundation for Read More…

January 11th, 2017
Posted in Prevention

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking has a misleading reputation as something that only happens overseas…That is not the case. As a form of modern day slavery it exists within the United States as a multi-million dollar industry. Victims of human trafficking are coerced into situations for labor and/or sexual purposes. Missouri, because of its geographical location in our Read More…

December 5th, 2016
Posted in Fundraising

Give a Gift. Change a Life.

At Safe Connections, we often say we provide life-changing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. There’s no better example of this than a former client sharing her story. Take a moment to meet Cecelia. My name is Cecelia. I completed Safe Connections’ counseling program a little over a year ago. I’m sharing my Read More…

November 30th, 2016
Posted in Donations

Give a Little, Help a Lot

Great Ways to Give to Safe Connections That Don’t Cost You a Dime The Schnucks eScrip Program An easy way to give back (without spending more of your own hard-earned money) is signing up for the Schnucks eScrip program and selecting Safe Connections as your nonprofit of choice. It costs nothing. You pick up an eScrip card at Read More…

November 29th, 2016
Posted in Fundraising

It’s #GivingTuesday

We’ve given thanks over pumpkin pie, shopped Small Business Saturday and scored great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s Giving Tuesday. There is no better feeling than knowing YOU are making a true impact in your community. Now’s your chance to be a part of #GivingTuesday. To be a part of something Read More…

November 22nd, 2016
Posted in Media Room

New Cell Phone Law Helps Domestic Violence Survivors

Today, nearly everyone has a cell phone that provides critical access to family, friends and support services. Now, domestic violence survivors can obtain some peace of mind when it comes to separating a cell phone account from their abuser thanks to a new law passed in August. Safe Connections was proud to work with AT&T Read More…

October 14th, 2016

Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

For Chantel, domestic violence became a pattern. She ended her eight-year marriage because she knew couldn’t live with her husband’s physically violent outbursts anymore. She had tried to encourage him to seek help for his post-traumatic stress disorder after he returned from battle post 9/11, but he refused repeatedly and the beatings continued. That’s when Read More…

October 1st, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October typically marks the beginning of the holiday season, with Halloween right around the corner. It also marks the beginning of domestic violence awareness month. It’s a scary fact that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience abuse from their significant others at some point in their lifetimes. So each of us know several someones Read More…