Online Safety Campaign: Grooming Prevention


June 10, 2024
Teenage boy using computer.

A common strategy of people who sexually abuse children and young people is grooming. Grooming is defined as a method that offenders use that includes building trust with a child […]

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Survivor Story: Healing through Community


May 17, 2024
Women in support group

At 29 years old, Emma’s* life had been a tumultuous journey marked by loneliness, vulnerability, and the desperate search for companionship in all the wrong places. Her story, like so […]

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Survivor story: Healing after sexual violence in an intimate relationship


April 19, 2024

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising public awareness about sexual violence and providing support to survivors. It’s crucial to peel back the layers of societal […]

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Empowering Families: Inside the Crucial Work of SAFE Futures


March 29, 2024

In the intricate maze of the child welfare system, families in distress often feel overwhelmed by the rules and biases they encounter. But amidst the confusion, there shines a small, […]

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Survivor Story: Elena’s Path to Healing through Counseling at SAFE


March 15, 2024
Young woman of color with long curly hair looking into camera.

Elena* is a 20-year-old Latina immigrant from Mexico who sought counseling services at SAFE following sexual violence. Elena shared that she experienced extensive sexual violence beginning in adolescence and continuing […]

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Healing Practices and Traditions from across the African Diaspora


February 16, 2024
Black woman during healing ritual.

As a Westernized culture, Americans tend to see the body and mind as two separate entities. If harm befalls the body, the body receives treatment. If harm befalls the mind, […]

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SAFE from Stalking: A Comprehensive Guide to Protecting Yourself


January 19, 2024
Person holding phone with incoming call from blocked number.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a crucial time to shed light on the pervasive issue of stalking and educate the public on the different forms it can take, from […]

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6 Red Flags of Human Trafficking in Youth


January 17, 2024
red flag in hand illustration

During Human Trafficking Awareness Month, it’s crucial to discuss how to spot signs of human trafficking and exploitation in young people. Understanding these signs can better help us identify those […]

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SAFE Charter Program’s Impact on a Young Mother’s Education


December 15, 2023
Young woman in school

Sophia* is a young mother residing in the SAFE Family Shelter. She was referred to the SAFE Charter Program by a Family Shelter Advocate and. Sophia, pregnant with her second […]

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Understanding the Adoption Process


November 17, 2023
Happy couple adopting two children.

Adoption is a profound and compassionate way to build families that provide children with loving homes and hopeful futures. Understanding the adoption process, its timelines, the unique dynamics of fostering […]

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