SAVE’s Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

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Our renovations at the Safe House- We recently had the flooring replaced in all of the client bedrooms, closets, children’s activity room, first and second floor hallways. The house feels fresh and clean!

*NEW*: SAVE is now offering Couple’s therapy, Mindfulness Training, Parenting Workshops. Counseling is one of the best ways to heal from the impact of violence. SAVE’s staff of 6 clinicians provides free clinical services to anyone impacted by intimate partner violence. Last year, more than 250 adults, youth, couples and families benefited from counseling services at SAVE.

October 2019 Newsletter

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Awareness Through the Arts: “You Too” is a play written and directed by the nonprofit organization Ritual Arts Troupe. The play examines modern day issues like sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, double standards in politics, and the influence of media.

Faces of DV: Break the silence: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, Project LIGHT participants who are not only DV advocates but also survivors engaged the Fremont community in the discussion about the domestic violence.

July 2019 Newsletter

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SAVE was honored to receive $5,100, a testament that Union City sees the value of our work and supports our efforts to end domestic violence.

May was Mental Health awareness month. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, SAVE would like to thank Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty. For several years, Sup.Haggerty has dedicated financial support for SAVE’s Clinical Program from the county’s Measure A funds.

April 2019 Newsletter

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SAVE received 2 grants from California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).

The first one, Increased Access to Services, will allow us to improve and enhance our services with the intent of making them more accessible to survivors with disabilities. Our new Disability Services Coordinator will work closely with survivors with disabilities to ensure that their access to services is equitable.

The second grant we received, Transitional Housing for Victims of Crime, enables SAVE to house an additional 10-15 survivors (and their families) for a year or more. This gives survivors more time to complete employment training programs, establish a stable income, and move toward the goal of maintaining their own housing permanently.

January 2019 Newsletter

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Our Youth Services Program (YSP) which completed a third year of Safe Dates curriculum at Centerville Junior High School. This curriculum allows YSP to reach middle school youth and provides 5-days of healthy relationships conversations per grade.

October 2018 Newsletter

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FRC Clothesline Project In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SAVE and the Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) partnered to create a clothesline project – a display of tshirts decorated to honor and recognize survivors of domestic violence. The FRC staff dedicated a portion of their recent staff retreat time to allow interested staff to create and contribute a t-shirt to the project.

July 2018 Newsletter

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Safer Sexting Webinar Presented by SAVE Staff

One area of significant concern with respect to dating among adolescents is sexting* and the approach in education is to utilize an abstinence-only model, a format that has proven time and again to be ineffective with youth. SAVE’s Youth Services team, with the assistance of youth and parents, created an alternative to the abstinence-only perspective, inspired by the affirmative consent** revolution.

**Affirmative Consent: a knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants to engage in sexual activity.

May 2018 Newsletter

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Sarah Hyde, Youth Services Coordinator, had the idea to create new posters that focus instead on consent and healthy relationships to offer educators. The two posters, “101 Ways to Ask for Consent” and “101 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship,” are big hits with the teachers!

March 2018 Newsletter

Link Between Domestic Violence and Mass Shooters

What is often underreported about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooter is that he was also abusing his teen-aged partner. Once again, a massacre was committed by someone with a history of relationship violence. Advocates within the domestic violence movement have long drawn the connection between intimate partner violence and people committing mass shootings.