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Volunteer Spotlight: Communications, Confidence & Compassion

Aug 24, 2023

Jules joined Safe Passage this summer to aid our communications efforts, including graphic design, content creation, editing, and more. 

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Our Stories Matter: A Reflection on Disability and Assault

Jul 26, 2023

Carrie is a member of the Safe Passage community who has chosen to share parts of her story as a survivor with a disability. All names have been changed to protect identities.

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LGBTQ+ Rights & Relationship Abuse: Bringing Discrimination Home

Jun 29, 2023

As political violence against LGBTQ rights increases, intimate violence also increases.

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Community Scholars Turning Theory to Action

Jun 14, 2023

This month, we’re highlighting our two amazing interns from UMass Amherst’s Community Scholars Program: Emily and Niamh!

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Mental Health and Abuse: Key Facts

May 17, 2023

Survivors of domestic violence often face mental health challenges as a result of the abuse, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidal ideation.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Outreach for Social Change

May 9, 2023

This month, we’re highlighting the work of Peggy! A survivor of domestic violence herself, Peggy currently contributes time as an Outreach Assistant for our community education programs.

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Centering Marginalized Survivors of Domestic Violence

Apr 21, 2023

Individuals from communities of color and other marginalized groups often face increased rates of violence and experience unique barriers when seeking support and services.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Engagement as Violence Prevention

Apr 13, 2023

This month, we’re highlighting and uplifting the work of our amazing volunteer, Yana! Yana currently contributes time as a Volunteer Program Assistant and was previously a Community Engagement Intern through the Community Scholars Program at UMass.

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Who Has the Power?: Teen Wisdom for Transformative Change

Feb 28, 2023

This Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we sat down with a local high schooler in our youth prevention programming to get his own thoughts about his learning experiences in various parts…

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Sexism, Violence, and Double Standards on display at the Oscars

Mar 29, 2022

We know Hollywood is not immune to expressions of violence. We see headlines of behavior on and off screen that speak to our culture’s systemic issues of sexual assault and…

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