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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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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