Dear SAFE Supporter,
This special edition of "The Vault" is in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month which is observed in October of each year. Some highlights of this issue of "The Vault" include a recent award granted to SAFE and free upcoming community events.
I could not wait to share all of the exciting news with you!
Thank you for your support!
Please assist SAFE in spreading community
awareness in an effort to eliminate domestic violence in our community by
forwarding this email newsletter.
|SAFE Health & Wealth Expo
Free Event!! Open to the Community!
SAFE's Health & Wealth Expo will be held Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 10 am - 4:00 pm at Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235
SAFE's Health & Wealth Expo features: workshops, lunch, giveaways, sample packs, community resources and health screenings
All Free to the Community!
www.SafeHealthWealth.com Expo Hotline: 888-757-6880
Free Community Resource
Tables for Nonprofit Organizations are still available
Expo Community Resource Registration
Please Assist the SAFE
Health and Wealth Expo by Clicking on the Sponsorship Link Below
SAFE Health and Wealth Expo Sponsorship Form
|SAFE Honored with "Spirit of Advocacy" Award
|Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment was honored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence's (NNEDV) with the 2009 "Spirit of Advocacy Award!
"Sister Acquiring Financial
Empowerment is saving lives in the Detroit
area," said Sue Else, president of the National Network to End Domestic
Violence, based in Washington ,
D.C. "SAFE is one of
the most effective programs in the country empowering survivors of
domestic violence with the financial tools they need to live safer lives free
from abuse. SAFE earned NNEDV's 2009 Spirit of Advocacy Award because it
tirelessly works to help survivors overcome one of the greatest barriers to
ending abusive relationships -- finances. By providing a survivor with
financial literacy tools and economic opportunity, SAFE is helping to conquer a
victim's major obstacle to escaping a violent relationship."
NNEDV Honors Outstanding Contributions to the Cause
|SAFE featured in Time Magazine Blog
Click on link below to read a recent featured Time Magazine Detroit blog article about SAFE
Time Magazine Detroit Blog Detroit's domestic-abuse dilemma
Free of Charge
OPEN TO ALL SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Topics will include:
JOB SEEKING TECHNIQUES
AND MUCH MORE!
Ongoing sessions with many dates and locations within the Metropolitan Detroit area
Call 800-757-4919 ext. 2 for training
dates and locations
|SAFE to speak at US Congressional Briefing|
POLICY, INC. , CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS FOR WOMEN'S ISSUES & YWCA USA TO
EXPLORE ROLE OF ECONOMIC ABUSE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AT CAPITOL HILL BRIEFING,
OCTOBER 20, 2009
- October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, and a bipartisan group
of members from the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, with Women's
Policy, Inc. and the YWCA, will join a leading panel of experts to discuss
how economic abuse can impact the personal safety and financial security of
domestic violence victims and their families.
to YWCA USA, economic abuse is a tactic commonly used by abusers to
control their victims' finances and prevent them from leaving a dangerous
relationship. Many victims stay in abusive relationships due to lack of
resources to stand on their own two feet. The issue touches the lives of
millions in this country. Studies show
more than 70 percent of Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of
lunch briefing is sponsored in cooperation with members of the Congressional
Caucus for Women's Issues, including: Reps. Donna Edwards(D-MD)
and Sue Myrick (R-NC), Co-Chairs, Violence Against Women Task
Force, Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Mary Fallin (R-OK),
Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, and Reps. Gwen Moore
(D-WI) and Kay Granger (R-TX), Vice-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for
briefing is sponsored by Women's Policy, Inc. and the YWCA USA,
and made possible through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
A Capitol Hill lunch briefing, "Economic
Abuse and its Role in Domestic Violence."
will include members of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues and leading
health experts and is being held in conjunction with National
Domestic Violence Awareness month.
L. Postmus, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Center on
Violence Against Women and Children,
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Rutgers University, will discuss the
problem of economic abuse and its
role in domestic violence.
Risker, Founder and Executive Director, Sisters
Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE),
Detroit, Michigan, will speak to her organization's work to equip survivors of
domestic violence with the appropriate
financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of
|Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil
|Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil
"Telling Our Story: From
Victim to Survivor" was held October 1, 2009.
The Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil was hosted by LA VIDA, Looking For My Sister, Sisters
Acquiring Financial Empowerment, Serenity Services, Sisters
Against Domestic Abuse, Wayne County SAFE, & Women Empowered.
This powerful event received overwhelming support from members of the community who all pledged to assist in eliminating domestic violence from our community.
If you would like a representative from SAFE to speak to your staff, organization, group, block club, school, etc., please call 800-757-4919 ext. 3.
SAFE Corporations is a
SAFE initiative to assist organizations in increasing the organization's
awareness of domestic violence while strengthening corporate policies and
procedures regarding employees who are affected by domestic
violence. Currently 1 in 4 women are currently or have been in
an abusive relationship.
Taking a proactive approach regarding domestic
violence can increase employee morale, reduce turnover and absenteeism while
empowering your staff.
SAFE representatives who
are also Human Resource Professionals are trained to present and assist with
domestic violence issues in your workplace. For more information regarding the
SAFE Corporations Initiative, please contact SAFE at 800-757-4919 or at
|SAFE on the Radio
|We would like to thank Mix 92.3, WJLB98 and Hope for Healing Radio for extending invitations to SAFE to speak regarding Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Looking for Experts
| We are seeking guest columnist for both SAFE's e-newsletters "The Vault" and our client newsletter "Equity".
We would like professionals to contribute their expertise with a brief article regarding a subject that applicable to the mission of SAFE to empowering survivors of domestic violence.
If you are interested in this virtual volunteer opportunity please contact a SAFE representative at 800-757-4919 ext. 15 or at email@example.com.
Zonta Club of Southfield Area
|Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment would like to thank the Zonta Club of Southfield Area for their commitment of volunteering and supporting SAFE!
|SAFE's Open House
| SAFE obtained its own office space earlier this year and we held a Client Only Open House Celebration!
We felt that it was most important to welcome and introduce the participants of SAFE to the this new space that will serve them.
In addition to enjoying a hearty lunch, our very special sponsor, Envie Bath and Body provided a very special hand pampering session for everyone in attendance and gave everyone a gift bag with generously sized products!
Envie Bath and Body
|SAFE to Present at National Symposium
|SAFE is preparing to present during the Allstate Foundation and NNEDV 2009 Economic Empowerment Symposium "Beyond The Basics:
Expanding Our Reach" in Arlington Heights, Illinois to be held, Wednesday, October 28 through Friday,
October 30, 2009.
This symposium is designed to provide information, best practices and support to domestic violence programs and advocates throughout the United States.
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment
2795 E. Grand Boulevard, Suite #9
Detroit, Michigan 48211
Executive Board of Directors
Voltaire Kendrick, Chairperson
Elaine Bice, Treasurer/Secretary
Betty Risker, Member
F. Carlton Peeples, Member
Kalyn Risker, Founder/Executive Director
The Executive Board of Directors would like to thank all of the supporters and sponsors of SAFE for your assistance which has impacted the lives of women in need of hope for a SAFE future.
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|Volunteers Needed |
|Did you know that SAFE has opportunities for both VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERS as WELL as VOLUNTEERS that can attend ONSITE events, meetings, training and offer administrative support!
For more information 800-757-4919 ext. 71
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