Awards and Recognition

Safe Connections is the longest-standing domestic violence/sexual assault counseling and prevention agency in St. Louis accredited by the Council on Accreditation because we meet and exceed best practice standards covering governance, human resources, financial management, and program services. We are additionally a member of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance and a BBB Accredited Charity. Local organizations recognize our work through various awards and recognition. View recent awards and recognition below, and click here to see our annual reports.

  • Diverse Business Leaders Award

    Honoring the promotion of diversity around race, sexual orientation and disability. Awarded to Safe Connections Chief Executive Officer Susan D. Kidder by The St. Louis Business Journal, August 2019

  • Charity Awards Finalist

    Presented by the Ladue News, 2019

  • Best Places to Work for Women Honoree

    Presented by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis, 2018

  • Certificate of Accreditation

    For achieving the highest standards of professional practice for the services we provide. Bestowed by the national Council on Accreditation, most recently on April 30, 2017

  • Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating

    The highest possible rating, earned in 2015-2017 for meeting national standards for financial transparency and stewardship of donations.

  • Better Business Bureau TORCH Award

    Honoring business ethics and customer service. Awarded by Better Business Bureau St. Louis, September 2014

  • Appreciation for Exemplary Support of Volunteers

    Awarded by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, April 2014

  • What’s Right With The Region!

    Honoree for Demonstrating Innovative Solutions. Awarded by FOCUS St. Louis, March 2014

  • Leadership St. Louis

    Safe Connections Chief Executive Officer Susan D. Kidder, class of 2013-14

  • Charity Awards Finalist

    Presented by the Ladue News, 2009