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SPEAK Outreach & Education

S+SS’s commitment to an abuse-free future is a response to the destruction that domestic violence causes in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Our SPEAK Outreach and Education program offers research-based and customizable interactive trainings to community groups and schools. While offering information and resources to connect survivors to services, SPEAK trainings empower individuals

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Teen Dating Abuse is Real and a Problem for 1 in 3 Teens

Teen dating abuse is just as common and serious as abusive adult relationships. 1 in 3 teens will experience dating abuse before high school graduation. Just like survivors of domestic violence, teens who have been targets of dating abuse often suffer from severe and long-term impacts. Supporting teen survivors of relationship abuse and connecting them

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S+SS Welcomes 2021 with a Redefined Commitment and Reinforced Foundation

The pandemic shook our organization’s operational foundation to it’s core. Our clients, isolated in quarantine with their abusers, now need healing like we’ve never seen before. But we are a trauma-informed, strengths-based organization and the ending to our 2020-story is different than you might think.

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What Happens When I Need Housing Assistance?

Your first step in getting connected to the Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) project is to reach out through Safe+Sound Somerset’s 24/7 Call and Text Hotline at 866.685.1122. Access to all of our services happens by taking this first step!

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Helping Youth Heal from Trauma

We often hear the belief that “domestic violence just affects the two people in the relationship – teens and children don’t see or hear it”– but that simply isn’t true.

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Helping Children Who have Experienced Trauma Learn During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbating domestic violence nationwide. At Safe+Sound Somerset, we are seeing an increase in the severity and frequency of violence that our clients are experiencing.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Public Health Crisis within the COVID-19 Pandemic

There is no question this pandemic has had devastating consequences for many families. Yet, there is another public health crisis facing our nation’s youth that rarely makes the news and in fact many have not heard of it.

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What to Expect: When I Need Shelter in a Crisis

Those reaching out for help come from all walks of life, socioeconomic backgrounds, education levels, ethnicities and sexual orientation. Our services are free of charge, confidential, and provided in the caller’s preferred language.

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Finding Light in the Hopelessness of Domestic Violence

In the hardest moments, survivors themselves can momentarily lose hope. In these times, DV Advocates stand with survivors  in their pain and grief to help them envision a better tomorrow.

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20 Small Actions for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Everyone can play a role in supporting survivors of domestic violence. Review our list of small actions to find one or more ways that you can help!

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