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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…

November 7th, 2017
Posted in Events, Fundraising

Thanks for Making Our Lotus Ball a Success

This past Friday, Safe Connections presented our inaugural Lotus Ball gala at the Grand Hall and Union Station. Over 250 guests enjoyed an opportunity to learn more about our mission and be inspired by Rick Ankiel’s personal story of challenge and perseverance. Our wonderful steering committee, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and guests played a vital role Read More…

October 20th, 2017

Rick Ankiel Shared His Survivor Story at the Lotus Ball

Safe Connections was thrilled to welcome Cardinals pitcher turned outfielder Rick Ankiel as the keynote speaker at our inaugural Lotus Ball on November 3. Rick shared the story of how he reclaimed his life and his pro-sports career after years of challenges preceded by a childhood of domestic violence. His story is one of tenacity, Read More…

October 8th, 2017
Posted in Uncategorized

Two Opportunities to Snag Movie Tickets and Support our Cause

I Am Evidence Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Plaza Frontenac Cinema Safe Connections is co-sponsoring the screening of “I Am Evidence” regarding our nation’s rape kit backlog. The film follows four rape victims as they seek justice. The film is already winning awards and is produced by SVU’s Mariska Hargitay, founder of the Joyful 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…

October 3rd, 2017
Posted in Uncategorized

Thirty Years of Domestic Violence Awareness

It’s October – a time for beautiful weather, sweaters, and pumpkin spice lattes. However, this October marks the thirty year anniversary of the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month. So put on your purple awareness ribbons, grab your latte, and get ready to celebrate the accomplishments of advocates just like you. So what have we accomplished Read More…

August 16th, 2017

Climb for the Kids–To the Top of Pike’s Peak

Abuse Survivor Takes on a Colorado Mountain Marathon for Safe Connections

Karolina is a healthy, happy 26-year-old student of psychology. She is a running enthusiast who greatly enjoys spending time with her extended family…

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July 10th, 2017
Posted in Fundraising

Choose Safe Connections on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is known for 24 hours of fabulous steals and deals online. Prime members have exclusive access to free 2-day shipping and to some seriously great bargains.   Make sure to shop Prime Day using your Amazon Smile account, with Safe Connections selected as your charity of choice. There’s nothing better than getting something at a great Read More…

June 20th, 2017
Posted in Prevention, Teen

Meet Roosevelt Gilmore, Prevention Educator for Guys Groups

Where did you go to school, and what did you study? I attended Florida International University (FIU) and majored in Psychology. What do you love about working at Safe Connections? I like the importance of self-care that is promoted at Safe Connections. It’s good to come to work and know that your health is valued Read More…

May 12th, 2017

13 Reasons Why Not

The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has been stirring up controversy ever since it’s release. Some experts are saying that its graphic displays of suicide and rape are not only triggering, but dangerous, especially considering the target audience is young adults. Please use self-care when choosing what TV shows and movies to watch. Stories of Read More…