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Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) is an organization that provides information, resources, a media campaign, educational brochures, an advocacy program, as well as, expert speakers on an array of abuse topics.

We differ from most organizations because we help victims that tend to fall in-between the cracks and have few services available to them.

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We are working on building a National Directory of Services for men, the disabled, the elderly, gay/lesbian/bi/trans, immigrants, teens, and more. If you have any shelters you would recommend, please contact us.

If there are not any services provided near you, try contacting your local domestic violence service provider, the Domestic Violence Hotline, the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men & Women.  If you are in immediate danger, dial 911.

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For information about scheduling a presentation for your group, please contact us.
By Advocate on 10/22/2016

"...Intimate partner violence is definitely an LGBT problem, and for LGBT people, identity plays a part in the violence they face in relationships. The group responsible for collecting data on LGBT intimate partner violence thinks that identity markers like race, gender identity. and disability status also play a key role. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.advocate.com/race/2016/10/22/domestic-violence-isnt-just-straight-problem

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, Elizabeth Crawford was a keynote speaker at Missouri State University for the Stop the Violence Conference. Attendees were given a presentation by Crawford in order to bring attention and awareness to the effects of domestic violence on the African-American community. Her speech, titled "Trauma and Domestic Violence in the African American Community," not only had a powerful impact on the audience, but also brought more attention to a topic oftentimes ignored and overlooked.

Thank you, Elizabeth Crawford, for your wonderful presentation!
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union

Join us for a FREE conference sponsored by Verizon Wireless, BKD,LLP, and Missouri State Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, Plaster Student Union with special keynotes from Susan Still and Elizabeth Crawford. The Stop the Violence Conference is a community call to action to stop intimate partner violence. Attendees will have a choice of various breakout sessions regarding intimate partner violence including breakouts on human trafficking and bystander intervention. The “Stop the Violence” conference is coordinated by the Family Violence Task Force, led by Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ Violence Free Families Coalition, which has brought together many community organizations and agencies.

Conference Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM


8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker 

“Sharing My Story” presented by Susan Still

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Breakout Session 1

  • “Family Justice Center: the I-Phone 7 of the Justice System” presented by Suzan Stewart
  • “Green Dot Strategy: A Community & College Collaboration on Bystander Intervention” presented by Jenay Lamey
  • “Human Trafficking” presented by Dr. Rachael Herrington
  • “Safety Planning” presented by The Victim Center

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Lunch in the Plaster Student Union (On Your Own)

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Local Community Panel moderated by Sara Forhetz

1:45PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Session 2

  • “Family Justice Center: the I-Phone 7 of the Justice System” presented by Suzan Stewart
  • “Green Dot Strategy: A Community & College Collaboration on Bystander Intervention” presented by Jenay Lamey
  • “Human Trafficking” presented by Dr. Rachael Herrington
  • “Safety Planning” presented by The Victim Center

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Closing Keynote

“It Takes A Community to Combat Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault” presented by Elizabeth Crawford -- SAFE Speaker's Bureau
SAFE intern Layla did a college presentation today about Stop Abuse for Everyone and underserved victims !

Thanks Lala for spreading the word !

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August 9, 2016



Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) just released a video to shed light on underserved domestic violence victims. SAFE’s video focuses on domestic violence against men that often doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. Click here to watch the full video.

The number of male domestic abuse victims is shockingly high, rarely talked about, and few services are available for men.  In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data from its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey – and one of the most shocking statistics aside from the amount of victims was the breakdown by gender. Also, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “…5.3 million men a year experience physical violence from an intimate partner. …”

SAFE is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, non-profit organization that provides unique services for domestic violence victims and helps underserved victims. SAFE believes that if you are in an abusive relationship, services should be available to you regardless of gender, sexuality, or age. Through our educational, media, and training programs we inform the public on what to do if you become a victim.  SAFE offers information, resources, educational brochures, videos, articles, media campaigns, advocacy programs, as well as, a Speakers Bureau covering a wide array of topics; Dating Violence, Sibling Abuse, Elderly Abuse, Bullying, LGBT Abuse, and Domestic Violence against Men. 

SAFE’s Speakers Bureau is organized to present accurate, balanced, and objective information about domestic violence with a focus on underserved groups. SAFE works to ensure that abusers will be held accountable for their actions and that services will be available for all domestic violence victims, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, or ethnicity. 

Often domestic violence victims needing help and assistance have nowhere to turn because shelters are not available to them. SAFE provides an online National Directory of Shelters and Services for those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services. 

To learn more about SAFE, visit our website www.stopabuseforeveryone.org , and check out our social media outlets: Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stopabuseforeveryone.SAFE/ ,  twitter  @safe_usa and Instagram @safe_usa



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