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The LGBTQ+ Community and Domestic Violence

During PRIDE Month, it’s important to recognize and spread information about how social issues such as domestic violence may affect individuals in the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning +) community differently.

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A Story of Healing from PTSD

People can develop PTSD through interpersonal trauma, including physical or emotional pain caused by another person such as a family member or stranger. Here is the story of one mother and daughter who overcame PTSD related to domestic violence at S+SS, finding safety, hope and healing.  

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What Happens When I’d Like to Volunteer

Volunteers play a critical role in helping Safe+Sound Somerset achieve its mission: to empower survivors of domestic abuse and to engage the community to break the cycle of violence. The business community, community groups, and individuals all make up our dedicated team of volunteers. Here’s everything you need to know if you are interested in

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Finding Hope & Connection

Each of us has different experiences that impact how we view and interact with the world. For some of us, these experiences may cause symptoms associated with trauma that impact may impact our ability to function. The tools below can promote healing and foster connections with others, helping you to overcome these symptoms.

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What Happens When I Want to Give to Help Survivors

Safe+Sound Somerset relies on the community – individuals, families, local businesses and civic groups – for the financial support and other gifts to achieve our mission. Our donors make a real, lasting impact on the lives of survivors and their families who seek safety, hope and healing at S+SS. Information on the types of donations

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Testimony at Senate Public Hearing on FY2022 State Budget

Michele Boronkas, Executive Director at S+SS, testified at the public hearings for the Senate Budget Committee regarding the HY2022 State Budget, which includes Governor Murphy’s proposed increase for Domestic Violence services. There’s still a long way to go, but we are doing our part to educate our representatives on the need for and value of

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Fulfilling My Lifelong Dream to be a Social Worker

As T.S. Eliot says, “It’s never too late to become the person you were always meant to be.” Although the route to becoming a social worker was not as she had originally planned, Laura Perry’s path to becoming an adult and child counselor at S+SS was rich and rewarding in its own right. In this

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Happy Social Worker Appreciation Month!

The common theme of purpose of Safe+Sound Somerset’s team of social workers is dedicating their lives to helping others. We are skilled, ready and eager to empower survivors on their healing journey!

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Hope Growing Amidst Crises

At S+SS, we have been dealing with the “crisis within a crisis,” the reality of increased demand for services related to an increase in incidents and the severity of domestic abuse since the beginning of the pandemic. Although we find ourselves still struggling with all of these losses and challenges, just one year later there

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10 Actions for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). You have the power to spread knowledge about this important issue and make a difference. Here are 10 actions you can take to stop dating violence before it starts, or help survivors of dating violence find support, free services, safety, hope, and healing at Safe+Sound Somerset.

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