Tag: domestic violence

Astrid’s Story

“You aren’t as stuck as you think you are.” Astrid, a mother of five beautiful daughters, needed help. Her husband had a violent temper which he unleashed in unpredictable outbursts. His skills and connections honed through service in the military…

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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…

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It’s Domestic Awareness Month, Light A Candle

Each year, Safe Connections is proud to be a part of Woman’s Place annual Vigil for Women’s Safety. People throughout the St. Louis community gather to support women who have experienced violence while remembering those who did not survive. Please…

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Wedding Vows and Domestic Violence

A former Safe Connections Crisis Helpline volunteer recounted that while at work at the photo counter of a local retailer, a young woman approached to pick up her new wedding pictures. The young woman’s face was marked by dark bruises,…

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About Domestic and Relationship Violence

The Dynamics of Domestic Violence People often think of domestic violence only in terms of the black eyes and bruises that can be seen. In reality, domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that abusers use to…

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Angie’s Story

Angie* grew up in an unsafe home where the main rule was, “Don’t upset Mom.” If mom got upset, Angie’s stepdad doled out the beatings. Angie married and left home as soon as she could manage it. Unfortunately, the charming…

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