We are Safe Alliance – Where Hope & Healing Begin
2012 has been a momentous year in the life of our agency. We have implemented a new strategic plan focused on building a continuum of shelter, advocacy, legal and counseling services to empower those struggling with domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and emotional trauma.
Now, we move forward with a bold decision to change our name to Safe Alliance, believing it more ably reflects our mission and vision for the future.
We chose the name Safe Alliance because we believe all individuals and families deserve to live in safe and supportive environments. To this end, we work in alliance with our clients, other organizations and the community toward achieving the vision of communities where people are empowered to build and sustain healthy and respectful relationships and enjoy lives free of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse.
Our new logo is the lotus flower, and it conveys a powerful image that we embrace and respect. The lotus flower begins life in mud at the bottom of a pond. It grows upward through the water’s waves and currents and blooms into a beautiful flower when it surfaces.
We believe this process is symbolic of the inspirational journey our clients travel with Safe Alliance. People come to us in crisis that many would define as the worst chapters in their lives. Clients utilize the knowledge, resources and tools gained through their engagement with Safe Alliance to empower themselves – to blossom like the lotus flower.
Each petal of our lotus flower has special meaning. The petals are the national awareness colors for domestic violence (purple), sexual assault (teal), child abuse (blue), and mental health (green).
We look forward to continuing our work in alliance with each of you to bring hope and healing to people in crisis!
“One in Four” Benefit – The Avett Brothers – Amazing
The Avett Brothers = Awesome!
The “One in Four” event enabled Safe Alliance to shine a light on the work of our Cabarrus County Office as they provide counseling and services to victims of rape and sexual assault.
Our event was entitled “One in Four,” recognizing that one in four women are raped or assaulted during their lifetime.
“The reality of rape and sexual assault in our community – and across the nation – is profound and disturbing,” said Seth Avett. “We were proud to perform at the “One in Four” event to closely connect with friends and neighbors in the community where we grew up. More than that, we strongly believe in the rape crisis programs provided by Safe Alliance. They are a necessity in Cabarrus County. The Avett Brothers are proud to join forces with them for this worthy cause.”
“Cleary we are thrilled that Scott and Seth are giving back to our community in such a meaningful way,” said Safe Alliance Cabarrus Regional Director Lucille Marciano Metts. “The people that turn to Safe Alliance for help after experiencing violence and trauma are your neighbors. Last year we provided rape crisis services to nearly 400 people. Funds raised at “One in Four” will enable us to continue and strengthen our programs and services.”
We urge you to visit our Safe Alliance facebook page to see photos, media coverage and comments from many of the 400 people lucky enough to see The Avett Brothers “up close” at The Vintage Motor Club in Concord.
And if you would like to re-live the evening – and buy some Avett Brothers memorabilia –check out this special “One in Four” facebook page.
Finally, and very significantly, we are indebted to all of our sponsors that made “One in Four” possible:
Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo, Criterion Healthcare, Piedmont School of Music and Dance, South Union Shopping Center, Robert Rogers Dentistry, Mashburn Zsambeky & Chaney Family Dentistry, Kelly Ross, Cabarrus Business Magazine, Tar Heel Media, Poppies, King Financial Corporation, Craven Realtors, Hartsell & Williams, Moretz & Skufca, Aflac, Trish Cramer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, John & Jeannie Buckner, Mrs. & Mrs. Rohrer, State Farm, Cabarrus ER, Lil’Roberts Place, Highland Breweries, NoDa Breweries, Mother Earth, Full Steam, Asterisk Creative, Melinda Hager Photography and the Independent Tribune.
New Domestic Violence Shelter
The new Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter is up and running –with clients moving in. Our hotline number remains 704-332-2513 and our new administrative line is 704-944-0169. Many thanks to all of the donors and volunteers who have made the new shelter a reality! Click here for additional information.
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