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Nurturing Parenting: Creating a Home of Caring, Love, Respect and Dignity.

May is Supervised Visitation Awareness Month, and throughout the country, many organizations pause to highlight the important role supervised visitation programs play in keeping our communities safer. Supervised visitation has evolved into a critical component of communities' response structures for families who have experienced challenging and often traumatic events that have led to one parent needing…

21 Years and Beyond - The History of SAAM

April 2022 marks the official 21st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month — but did you know we can trace its history even longer?Even before its official declaration, SAAM was about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence, it’s clear why: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and…

​Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities: What to Know and How to Help

March is recognized as National Disability Awareness Month, and Someplace Safe is taking an opportunity to raise awareness about the realities for people with disabilities who also experience domestic violence. Did you know ... People with disabilities have a higher lifetime prevalence of experiencing abuse than people without disabilities. People with disabilities experience violent crime at twice…

Talk About It - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The 2022 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) theme is Talk About It.Talk About It is a call to action for young people and those who support them to engage in meaningful conversations about healthy relationships and navigate what may be unhealthy or even abusive.We want youth and the adults in their lives, influencers, to talk about their experiences in caring, supportive, and real ways. So…

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

January 2022 marks the 18th National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to this traumatic and dangerous crime. It is critical to raise the issue of stalking as a form of interpersonal violence as well as a crime that frequently predicts and co-occurs with physical and sexual assault. Stalking impacts more than 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men in the United…

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We're Talking Gratitude this November

Let’s talk gratitude this November. Merriam Webster defines gratitude as “the state of being grateful: thankfulness.” Here at Someplace Safe, we are grateful AND thankful for the countless individuals, organizations, donors, partners and others who do so much to help Someplace Safe support victims and survivors and their families. We simply could not accomplish what we do without your continued and…

It's October - Help us Kick Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the Day of Unity, which was observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became…

Unpacking the Cleary Act - National Campus Safety Awareness Month

In 2008, National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) was unanimously approved by Congress to encourage a public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at our nation’s colleges and universities. This month, let’s dive in and learn more about The Clery Act. Jeanne Clery was 19 years old when she was raped and murdered in her college dormitory in 1986. At that time, standards for…

Heading Back to School Safer: A Look at Bullying

Did you know that 1918 was the first year that all 50 states required students to complete elementary schooling? In recognition of August as National Back to School Month, we’re sharing some important ways to support youth in preparing themselves for a successful and safe year by calling attention to the issue of bullying and how to tackle it. What we’ve learned about bullying through research and…


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Nurturing Parenting: Creating a Home of Caring, Love, Respect and Dignity.

Thursday 04/28/2022

21 Years and Beyond - The History of SAAM

Wednesday 03/30/2022

​Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities: What to Know and How to Help

Tuesday 02/22/2022