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When Staying Home isn’t Safe

Apr 6, 2020

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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To our Safe Passage community…

Mar 27, 2020

This is such an uncertain and frightening time. I’m writing to you about taking care of one another – our families, our neighbors, and friends – at a time when doing so is tremendously difficult. “Social distancing” has become the new normal for most of us as we deal with…

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Parent and two children reading books in a blanket fort. Text over image reads "Take some time to slow down, connect, and read a book with a child in your life" #InternationalChildrensBookDay #BooksHelpUsToSlowDown

Books Help Us to Slow Down

Apr 2, 2019

Today is International Children’s Book Day, and this year’s theme is “Books help us to slow down”. We encourage you to take some time today (or every day!) to slow down, connect, and read a book with a child in your life.

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PRACTICING MINDFULNESS HELPS PEOPLE CONTROL THEIR BRAINS WITH GREATER EASE, ALLOWING THEM TO PUT AN END TO ANXIOUS OR TRAUMATIC THOUGHTS.

Practicing Trauma Informed Mindfulness Meditation

Mar 2, 2019

Meditation is really difficult. Have you ever tried? If not, here’s a quick exercise you can do right now. Note: mindfulness isn’t for everybody. So if you feel unsettled by the idea, skip this exercise!

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Mission Justice

Jan 1, 2019

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…

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

The Day of Joy

Nov 14, 2018

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…

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