For some, the decision to foster and adopt is a calling


November 17, 2022
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Heidi and Ryan’s adoption story has been challenging and beautiful–even if it wasn’t what they planned.

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Expect Respect expansion project continues to California with overwhelming support


November 17, 2022
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SAFE’s Expect Respect team met in Hemet, California to expand the community’s teen dating violence prevention programming.

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What it means to support youth who have experienced trauma


October 21, 2022
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Kids come to us with unimaginable trauma. SAFE’s Youth Engagement Specialists are here to see the need behind the behavior—and meet that need.

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SAFE statement: Supporting LaShonda Lemons after adjudication of family violence case


October 20, 2022
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SAFE is deeply frustrated that an abuser who committed several violent acts against one of our employees received no prison time.

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Welcome new SAFE Board Members!


September 12, 2022

Meet the newest members of the SAFE Board of Directors! SAFE is governed by a board of experts all passionate about the mission of SAFE.

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Learning to heal


August 18, 2022
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One of the most important steps in Maria’s journey toward a happier, healthier future was the work she put into unpacking her trauma through counseling.

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SAFE’s healthy teen relationship program spreads to Pittsburgh


August 18, 2022
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Expect Respect trainers met in Pittsburgh for a two-day training to expand the community’s teen dating violence prevention programming.

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Statement: Roe V. Wade being overturned removes agency from survivors


July 5, 2022
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The landmark ruling to overturn Roe V. Wade serves as another traumatic attack on survivors.

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What it’s like to use the My Rights My Life curriculum


June 6, 2022
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My Rights My Life: A Curriculum for Safer Relationships offers classes on healthy relationships, consent, boundaries, internet safety, safer sexuality, and more.

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Did you use SAFEline during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, we want to hear from you!


May 26, 2022

SAFE is collaborating with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to evaluate SAFEline’s text and chat services. The research team will be doing interviews with anyone that used the hotline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any individual, age 18 and older, that used our hotline (SAFEline) between March 2020-March 2022 is eligible to participate in […]

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