The Power of Prevention

wooden bridge over a mountain stream

Moving Upstream Maybe you’ve heard the prevention parable, “Moving Upstream.” In the story, a person fishing in a river sees a person being carried downstream, struggling for life. They pull that person out, but more and more people keep being carried downstream, needing to be rescued. Exhausted from constantly pulling people out of the river,…

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How you can support survivors during Covid-19

Intersecting arrows on a graph going from left corners to right corners that demonstrate a decrease in social supports and an increase in escalation of violence. Arrows point to the side of the graph where a box says "high escalation of violence". Two vertical dotted lines intersect the arrows. On the left, the line says "when warning signs are visible" and further to the right the line says "when survivors call".

Since Covid-19 became a serious concern, we have learned a lot about our responsibility to physically distance ourselves, and to self-isolate in order to limit the spread. While it is an act of community care to encourage others to stay home, we also know that home is not always comfortable or safe.  For people who…

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When Staying Home isn’t Safe

Social isolation is not new for survivors living with abuse. As a tactic frequently used by people who abuse others, isolation is integral to almost every experience of domestic violence.

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Mission Justice

At Safe Passage, we are on a mission. Whenever I think about our work, my memory brings up the line “your mission, if you choose to accept it…”. At the beginning of each episode of Mission Impossible, the main character receives a tape, a mission, and a choice. Throughout our 42 years of work, Safe Passage has…

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The Day of Joy

The words Safe Passage Day of Joy 2018 over a background of purple, blue, and green colors.

Fleeing an abuser often means leaving a home, family, friends, and any sense of normalcy in a child’s life. For many survivors, leaving an abusive relationship comes with significant financial risk; at best they risk financial insecurity, and at worst they risk poverty. The holidays can be an especially difficult time of year when a…

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