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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…

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…

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…

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…

March 1st, 2016

NFL Says No More Domestic Violence

Football, friends, junk food and funny commerials are all things that come to mind when you think about NFL’s Super Bowl Sunday. Right? However, in recent years the NFL has tried to bring a deeper meaning to America’s biggest sporting event. Between all the funny ads and product endorsements was one ad that stood out 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 former client, Lindsay Fischer, whose own survivor story had evolved since she was featured anonymously Read More…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Get Involved Today!

October is the month of apple picking, pumpkins, autumn leaves and the thrills and chills of Halloween. But did you know it’s also 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 Read More…

August 27th, 2015

Say “No More” with the Cast of SVU.

Get comfy on your couch. Click the remote. Watch some SVU on USA. Post your thoughts to social media. Easy, breezy. That’s all it takes to be part of a growing nationwide movement to help end domestic and sexual violence. That’s all it takes to say, “No more excuses. Domestic and sexual violence has to stop now.” Read More…

August 25th, 2015

Create a Safety Plan to Stay Safe in an Abusive Relationship

In our work at Safe Connections, we talk a lot about safety planning because it is useful when exiting an unsafe situation and vital when staying. To people who are unfamiliar with the dynamics of domestic violence, the concept of staying safe in an abusive relationship might seem counter-intuitive. However, in an abusive relationship, the Read More…