Why Your Support is Critical

  • 1 in 3 women will be impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence during their life time.
  • 3 women are killed each day in the USA by an intimate partner.
  • Every 2 minutes someone in the USA is sexually assaulted.
  • CMPD responded to more than 36,000 domestic violence related calls last year.
  • 1 in every 4 girls and 1 in every 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday.



For the past 19 years a group of volunteers from the local business, civic and faith communities known as Men For Change has worked to raise funds and public awareness about the epidemic of domestic violence and the role men can play to model appropriate behaviors toward women while serving as role models for youth.

At this year's 20th Annual Men For Change breakfast and silent auction on April 25, 2017, we will honor the past noting our vibrant Leadership with a Legacy - and renew our commitment to the future of Safe Alliance, raising much-needed funds and awareness for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

20th Annual Men For Change Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: William Gay, Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Charlotte Convention Center
7:00AM - 9:00AM

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Domestic Violence and ICE

Last week a victim of domestic violence in El Paso Texas was applying for  a protective order from an abusive boyfriend when she was arrested at the courthouse by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. Media reports suggest officers learned of her presence from a tip made by her abuser.

Safe Alliance is saddened and extremely concerned about these actions. We call upon ICE and our federal government to put an end to such tactics immediately.  An abuser's greatest power comes when governments allow an abuser to manipulate our systems to further control, threaten, abuse and even kill victims.  This is especially true for undocumented victims whose abusers threaten to turn them in to authorities who will deport them if they seek help just as the abuser in El Paso is alleged to have done.
It is imperative that all victims feel that they can reach out for support, not only from shelters and hotlines, but also from law enforcement and courts. In a moment of crisis, access to both private and public services may be a victim's only tangible lifeline.

It is not an exaggeration to say this is a matter of life and death. According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This equates to more than 10 million people annually.  The National Network to End Domestic Violence reports that 3 women in our country die each day due to domestic violence.

As a country we cannot condone actions that we know will make these numbers increase, as the decision to arrest an immigrant seeking a protective order in the court house will almost certainly do. We must rise to protest actions that bar victims from accessing safety.  The issue is real for all of us documented, undocumented, and citizen alike.  Unsafe homes result in unsafe communities. We must work together to ensure safety for everyone. We ask all government leaders at all levels to support victims of domestic violence and take action now!

 

In an emergency please dial 911

To reach a domestic violence or rape crisis hotline 24/7 call the appropriate number below

Mecklenburg and Lake Norman
Domestic Violence Crisis Line:
704 332 2513
Mecklenburg and Lake Norman
Rape Crisis Line:
704 375 9900
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