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April 5th, 2017

Kara’s Story: Starting Over After Sexual Assault

“Safe Connections saved my life. It restarted me. I tell everyone about Safe Connections.” After a night out, Kara woke up with no recollection of what happened to her the evening before. She remembered being at a bar before it all went blank. After awhile, the flashbacks started. She was able to piece together that 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 about rape culture and victim shaming in our country. Safe Connections’ Development and Marketing Intern, Emily, penned 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 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…

April 29th, 2014

White House Cracks Down on Campus Rape

On Monday the White House issued guidelines for college campuses after a string of widely publicized rapes.  The guidelines urge colleges and the military to conduct anonymous surveys about sexual assault cases, adopt anti-assault policies and work to better ensure that all reports of such crimes remain confidential.  The task force reports that one in Read More…

September 30th, 2013

About Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault and Violence Sexual violence or assault is non-consensual conduct of a sexual nature. It encompasses a wide range of sexually violent acts that includes sexual harassment, voyeurism, exposure, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, rape, forcible sodomy, incest, child sexual abuse, ritual abuse, statutory rape and intimate partner sexual assault. To define physical acts of Read More…