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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…

February 4th, 2016

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Am I really at risk for dating violence? Hey there! I’m Katie, an intern at Safe Connections. I was assigned a story on teen dating violence, and was shocked when I started looking up the facts. I’m 22 and I didn’t realize just how many people my age were in unhealthy relationships. Young women ages 16-24 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…

August 20th, 2015

Introducing Connections: Adult Group Therapy to Help You Overcome Shame

Shame is an extremely human, primitive emotion that everyone has experienced. It’s an intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging. Talking about what makes us feel shameful is difficult to do, especially when you feel like others won’t understand. At Safe Connections, we recognize that survivors of domestic and sexual violence experience Read More…

September 24th, 2014
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About Us

Safe Connections was founded in 1976 and has been providing services continuously for 38 years. The first service was a true grassroots crisis phone line, and as it quickly became clear that counseling services for victims of abuse were needed, therapists were added to the small staff. In 1988, responding to research and our own Read More…

July 25th, 2014

One Powerful TED Talk…A Man’s Voice for Ending Gender Violence

Jackson Katz makes a living doing leadership training for sports institutions, colleges, military units. In other words, he works heavily in male-dominated institutions to change the way men think and act, especially when it comes to how they lead other men. His work specifically addresses dismantling gender-based violence and the silence of good men regarding Read More…

May 28th, 2014

I’ll Have the Potato Skins Please

When an online reviewer asked for servers at a West Virginia restaurant to “Show More Skin” owner Daniel McCawley came up with a promotion that gave the costumer just what he wanted.  More skin. Potato skins that is. McCawley put a special discount on his potato skins and then gave 100 percent of the proceeds Read More…