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November 29th, 2016
Posted in Fundraising

It’s #GivingTuesday

We’ve given thanks over pumpkin pie, shopped Small Business Saturday and scored great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s Giving Tuesday. There is no better feeling than knowing YOU are making a true impact in your community. Now’s your chance to be a part of #GivingTuesday. To be a part of something Read More…

November 22nd, 2016
Posted in Media Room

New Cell Phone Law Helps Domestic Violence Survivors

Today, nearly everyone has a cell phone that provides critical access to family, friends and support services. Now, domestic violence survivors can obtain some peace of mind when it comes to separating a cell phone account from their abuser thanks to a new law passed in August. Safe Connections was proud to work with AT&T 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…

August 8th, 2016
Posted in Uncategorized

Q&A with Robin McNabb of The Green Goose

The Green Goose Resale and Consignment shop has been a long-time business partner to Safe Connections, thanks to owner Robin McNabb’s sense of dedication to the surrounding community and our organization. As Robin prepares to open a second Green Goose location in Webster Groves, we were able to chat with her about her involvement with Safe Read More…

June 30th, 2016

Light Up the Lotus

You MADE life brighter for survivors by helping us raise $4,140 in 40 days! Featured prominently in the Safe Connections logo, the lotus flower symbolizes purity and rebirth across many different cultures and religions. Lotus flowers are typically found in murky waters, growing from the mud and ultimately rising above the surface of the water as a 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…

June 6th, 2016
Posted in Media Room

Legislative Update: Domestic and Sexual Violence in Missouri Law

The domestic and sexual violence movement had some big wins in the latest legislative session, held from January 6- May 13, thanks to MCADSV’s advocacy. Ten bills were passed by the Missouri General Assembly that addressed issues involving domestic and sexual violence. These bills contained legislation that MCADSV had specifically identified as a priority. The bills Read More…

May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Fundraising

Give Back on Give STL Day

What can we do in a day? 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 nearly $7,000 in one day. Wow. This 24-hour day of giving is no joke. Read More…

April 25th, 2016
Posted in Events, Fundraising

Together! 2016 Event Recap

Together was an absolutely fantastic event, with nearly 400 guests coming out to support Safe Connections. As always, an enormous thanks goes out to our table hosts and co-hosts, steering committee, event volunteers and staff for bringing it all together (see what we did there?). View the event photos here. A very special thanks to Beth Read More…