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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 Read More…

June 9th, 2016

An Open Letter to the Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor

We hope you’ve had a chance to read the 12-page letter that one survivor wrote and read to the man who sexually assaulted her. With over 11 million shares, her letter quickly went viral and is helping people engage in tough conversations Read More…

December 10th, 2015

Provide Hope and Healing for the Holidays. Donate Today.

Your generosity is so important. Your gift provides callers to our 24-hour Crisis Helpline with an escape to safety. Your gift teaches teens to have safe, healthy relationships. Your gift helps survivors of abuse and rape rebuild their lives. Survivors Read More…

Voices

On Wednesday, November 4, more than 375 people attended our 10th Annual Voices Ending Violence Dinner. Our featured speaker was former client Cari Hill, who touched the crowd with her powerful story at our Together Brunch in April. Cari was introduced by another Read More…

September 1st, 2015
Posted in Mission Moments

Astrid’s Story

“You aren’t as stuck as you think you are.” Astrid, a mother of five beautiful daughters, needed help. Her husband had a violent temper which he unleashed in unpredictable outbursts. His skills and connections honed through service in the military Read More…

November 6th, 2014
Posted in Mission Moments

A Fresh Start

When Young Love Turns Into Abuse Young love.  Ashley imagined all the promises her relationship had to offer, but she never imagined having to plan her escape. Her story begins here. Ashley’s romantic high school partner turned out to be controlling and abusive, and her life turned grim quickly. Read More…

September 30th, 2013
Posted in Mission Moments

Wedding Vows and Domestic Violence

A former Safe Connections Crisis Helpline volunteer recounted that while at work at the photo counter of a local retailer, a young woman approached to pick up her new wedding pictures. The young woman’s face was marked by dark bruises, Read More…

September 30th, 2013
Posted in Mission Moments

I Work at Safe Connections

“Whenever I tell a group of people I work at Safe Connections and what we do, without fail, at least one person will share a story about abuse or violence in his or her life. It happened again this weekend. Read More…

July 30th, 2009
Posted in Mission Moments

Angie’s Story

Angie* grew up in an unsafe home where the main rule was, “Don’t upset Mom.” If mom got upset, Angie’s stepdad doled out the beatings. Angie married and left home as soon as she could manage it. Unfortunately, the charming Read More…