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May 8th, 2017

Give STL Day is TODAY!

What can we do in a day? Click Here to Support Safe Connections It turns out, a lot. Last year, Give STL Day raised more than $2 million dollars for local nonprofits working hard to make an impact in the community. Safe Connections was able to raise over $5,000 in one day. Wow. This 24-hour day Read More…

May 2nd, 2017
Posted in Fundraising

Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause Program Supports Safe Connections in May

Purchase Reusable Giving Bags at Frontenac Schnucks to Honor Survivor Kat Hutson The recent domestic violence-related shooting at the Frontenac Schnucks inspired Kat’s co-workers to help. Kat’s story was covered extensively by local media after her estranged husband shot her 10 times as she was heading into Schnucks for a shift. Kat’s coworkers wanted to honor her as Read More…

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…

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…

February 1st, 2017
Posted in Uncategorized

February isn’t Just About Valentine’s Day

It’s February again which means that we get to find out if there is going to be six more weeks of winter, who wins the Super bowl and if we’re going to have a date on Valentine’s Day. What most people don’t know about February is that it is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Many people Read More…

January 23rd, 2017
Posted in Private Events

Get Connected to Safe Connections

Make a Positive Difference For St. Louis RSVP Now. Your are invited to learn about Safe Connections and the St. Louis community’s latest work to end domestic and sexual violence. Some of our dearest friends are opening their homes for these private after-office-hours gatherings where we can spread awareness and celebrate our successes. We hope you can Read More…

January 18th, 2017

New Grant to Increase Bystander Intervention

You’re at the store and you see a parent hit and scream at her child.  Should you intervene?  Research shows that most people would look the other way.  In fact, experts don’t yet know the best way to handle these types of situations.  A two-year grant to Saint Louis University (SLU) from Missouri Foundation for Read More…

January 11th, 2017
Posted in Prevention

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking has a misleading reputation as something that only happens overseas…That is not the case. As a form of modern day slavery it exists within the United States as a multi-million dollar industry. Victims of human trafficking are coerced into situations for labor and/or sexual purposes. Missouri, because of its geographical location in our Read More…

December 5th, 2016
Posted in Fundraising

Give a Gift. Change a Life.

At Safe Connections, we often say we provide life-changing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. There’s no better example of this than a former client sharing her story. Take a moment to meet Cecelia. My name is Cecelia. I completed Safe Connections’ counseling program a little over a year ago. I’m sharing my Read More…

November 30th, 2016
Posted in Donations

Give a Little, Help a Lot

Great Ways to Give to Safe Connections That Don’t Cost You a Dime The Schnucks eScrip Program An easy way to give back (without spending more of your own hard-earned money) is signing up for the Schnucks eScrip program and selecting Safe Connections as your nonprofit of choice. It costs nothing. You pick up an eScrip card at Read More…