Empowering Families: Inside the Crucial Work of SAFE Futures


Marzo 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


Marzo 15, 2024
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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


Febrero 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


Enero 19, 2024
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Enero 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


Enero 17, 2024
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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


Diciembre 15, 2023
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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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Comprender el proceso de adopción


Noviembre 17, 2023
Pareja feliz que adopta dos niños.

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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Thanksgiving as an Opportunity for Reflection and Gratitude


Noviembre 17, 2023
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Introduction As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s essential to reflect on the true history of this holiday and the indigenous roots that have been overshadowed by the traditional narrative. Thanksgiving can be […]

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Survivor Story: Empowering Voices Through Domestic Violence Awareness


Octubre 20, 2023
Woman holding purple domestic violence awareness ribbon.

Lucia’s story is an important one to share during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For ten long years, Lucia suffered in silence. She found herself trapped in an abusive relationship with […]

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Supporting Survivors in Your Life: Why Trauma-Informed Care is Critical


Octubre 18, 2023
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Trigger warning: This post talks about people who have survived a trauma such as sexual assault or interpersonal violence.   If you’re a friend, family member, or partner of someone […]

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