Safe Alliance in the Media

CMPD collects used cell phones to raise funds for our domestic violence shelter.–profits-benefit-shelter/

Safe Alliance announces CEO Transition.  Phil Kline to retire, Karen Parker named new President & CEO. 

Safe Alliance Director of Business Operations Basseemah Hasan was interviewed for this Washington Post article as domestic violence survivors discuss the NFL and its response to DV issues.  

Safe Alliance Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker’s was interviewed on “Charlotte Today” (NBC Charlotte) about Domestic Violence Awareness Month and our work at Safe Alliance. There is a great deal of important information shared about what women in violent situations can do to transition to a safe environment.

Safe Alliance friend and supporter Rashida Gittens shared her survivor story with Good Day Carolinas on Fox 46.   

Safe Alliance Director of Residential Services Kathy Bolster Gauger was interviewed by TWC News about the Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program.–simple-screening-proving-big-help-in-domestic-violence-cases/

Safe Alliance is consulted/interviewed for this powerful Charlotte Observer editorial:  “This indifference deserves a punch.”

Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker speaks with WSOC-TV about the realities of Domestic Violence and the national debate about the NFL domestic violence policy.  

Safe Alliance’s Karen Parker talks with NBC Charlotte Anchor Sonja Gantt about our mission, programs and services   

Safe Alliance Board member Ron Kimble is interviewed for this report about the NFL’s domestic violence policy   

USA Today talks with Safe Alliance Board Member about the realities of Domestic Violence  

Safe Alliance is consulted for this USA Today report about the NFL’s domestic violence policy.  

Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker interviewed by TWC News 14 about the NFL’s new domestic violence policy.

Cori Goldstein interviewed by TWC News 14 about our need for rape crisis companions.

Fox News prepared this report about Safe Alliance’s need for Rape Crisis Companion Volunteers.

Fox News Reporter Amanda O’Hara produced this story about “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes.”

WSOC-TV’s Mark Becker interviewed Cori Goldstein for this report about the arrest of a minister charged with child abuse.

Fox News talks to Safe Alliance about “options” for victims of domestic violence.

Ron and Jan Kimble interviewed by WBTV’s Molly Grantham for this report about the mission of the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage.

Reporter Joe De Priest of the Charlotte Observer prepared this report about “Run for Peace at Home”

Director of Residential Services Kathy Gauger interviewed for this report in aftermath of Greg Hardy domestic violence conviction.

Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker and Jennifer Roberts visit WBTV to discuss the Jennifer Roberts Volleyball Festival.

Thanks to WBTV for including our domestic violence hotline in this editorial.

WCNC reports about Greg Hardy case and its impact on Safe Alliance

News 14 prepared this report about rising bus fares and its impact on our budget at the shelter.–agencies-helping-less-fortunate/

Cori Goldstein interviewed by WBTV about the role/importance of Sexual  Offenders Registry

WSOC-TV talks with Safe Alliance about on-line dating dangers.

Karen Parker interviewed by WBTV about Steve Smith, his work to stop domestic violence, and his release from the team.

Fox News looks at a domestic violence strategy that is working.

TWC News 14 profiles our Victim’s Rights   Awareness March in Union County–community-marches-against-child-abuse/

Steve Smith Family Foundation “Strike Out Domestic Violence” profiled on TWC News 14.

Safe Alliance “important” hotlines included in this report.

Paul DeJesse of Hatcher Law Group discusses the importance of our Legal Representation Project/Barrister Ball.–paul-dejesse–hatcher-law-group/

Carolina Panther Steve Smith Talks with Channel 9 Anchor Erica Bryant about his life growing up with domestic violence.

Ron and Jan Kimble speak out about their daughter Jamie Kimble at Safe Alliance Annual Luncheon.

District Attorney’s Office and Safe Alliance at “Steps For Change” on TWC News 14–steps-for-change-/

Safe Alliance’s Jane Taylor interviewed for this Channel 9 report about guns and domestic violence.

Karen Parker interviewed for this report about “texting 911” and how it could help victims of domestic violence.

Fox News explores Texting 911 for victims of domestic violence

Safe Alliance interviewed about government shutdown and its potential impact on shelter services

WSOC-TV blogged/posted about Art With Heart 2014 on their Website and Social Media outlets.

For our Spanish speaking friends, clients and supporters, Safe Alliance was featured on the front page of Hola Noticias discussing our shelter services for Hispanic/Latinos.

Ramona Holloway and Eugene Robinson interview AWH Co-chairs Katherine Daly and Hillary Lacouture, advancing the 2014 Art With Heart Auction.

AWH Co-Chair Hillary Lacouture is interviewed by anchor Rob Boisvert in a TWC News “In-Depth” report about Art With Heart 2014–hillary-lacouture–art-with-heart/

Olivia Fortson of the Charlotte Observer tours our DV Shelter and previews Art With Heart

WCCB-TV Anchor Christine Noel interviewed Safe Alliance Director of Counseling Brandy Stephens about a disturbing social media trend.

Dayvee Sutton of Charlotte Today on NBC Charlotte produced this DVAM report that tells a survivor story and how local agencies including Safe Alliance respond.

Doctors and Lawyers walk the runway at Fighting for Women with Fashion — Great photo collage by Photographer Daniel Coston.

Thanks to Jessica Groover Pacek and the Concord Independent Tribune for this article about “Walk in Her Shoes.”

The Piper Glen Womens Club has been a great friend to Safe Alliance.

Charlotte Observer photographer Todd Sumlin captured these powerful images at the Safe Alliance Partner Luncheon.

Please read this powerful story by Charlotte Observer reporter Lindsay Reubens about Ron and Jan Kimble speaking at our Safe Alliance Partner Luncheon.

Here is News 14 Reporter Becky Bereiter’s story about Jan and Ron Kimble addressing our Safe Alliance Partner Luncheon.

WCNC-TV Anchor Ben Thompson spoke with Jan and Ron Kimble at our Safe Alliance Partner Luncheon and filed this report.

Safe Alliance Board Members Jan and Ron Kimble prepared this editorial about their daughter Jamie Kristine Kimble that appeared (10/16/2013) in the Charlotte Observer.

WSOC-TV Anchor Erica Bryant interviews Jan and Ron Kimble about the death of their beloved daughter Jamie to domestic violence.

The Lake Norman News (Charlotte Observer) reports that Lake Norman area residents will discuss domestic violence realities and solutions.  Safe Alliance is participating as issues advocates/experts on the panel.

The Charlotte Observer posted this news brief about “Steps for Change.”

Safe Alliance President & CEO Phil Kline was interviewed about the mission of Safe Alliance in this article that appeared in the Charlotte Business Journal and Philanthropy North Carolina.

WCNC Anchor Amy Cowman interviews a DV Survivor and profiles the important information shared at the Domestic Violence at the Workplace Summit.

Safe Alliance  Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker is interviewed by News 14 about Fighting for Women with Fashion — and DV Awareness Month.–karen-parker–safe-alliance

Safe Alliance Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker interviewed by WBTV about the potential impact of the government shutdown on Domestic Violence programs and services.

Charlotte Observer Society Editor Olivia Fortson — a great friend to Safe Alliance — blogged about the relationship between Fighting for Women with Fashion and Safe Alliance.

This News 14 “In-Depth” interview features Verizon Executive Laurie Severino discussing the importance of the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence at the Workplace Summit.–laura-severino

WSOC-TV Tenikka Smith produced this story about the findings of the DV Fatality Review Board — including an interview with Safe Alliance’s Jane Taylor.

This podcast on CBS radio features an inteview with Wendy Allen as she promotes “Walk in Her Shoes” that benefits Safe Alliance.

WCNC-TV reporter Anne Sheridan profiles Verizon Wireless and its leadership efforts in workplace safety in advance of the Domestic Violence in the Workplace Summit.–group-that-helps-abuse-victims-224843342.html

Jamie Adams of the DA’s Office was interviewed about prosecuting DV cases and the importance of domestic violence awareness month/”Steps for Change.”–steps-for-change-

Wonderful story by News 14 as the DVA and Friendship Gardens installed beautiful raised gardens at the Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter.

WCNC-TV produced this Survivor Story to assist Safe Alliance as we recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

When Safe Alliance needed to recruit Rape Crisis Companions across our coverage area, WSOC-TV and Erica Bryant produced this Family Focus Report.

We are all so proud of WSOC-TV anchor –and Safe Alliance Board Member — Erica Bryant.  Her powerful story is featured on the cover of Today’s Charlotte Woman Magazine.

We appreciate this report by Jackson Sveen of the Huntersville Herald about Amy Putnan, and her work as the Safe Alliance Victim Advocate in North Mecklenburg.

Thanks to News 14 reporter Kate Gaier for this report about One Million Rising at Freedom Park 2/14/2014

Outstanding editorial/opinion piece by Taylor Batten of the Charlotte Observer about the rollout of the eNOugh Violence campaign.

Art With Heat Emcees Colleen Odegaard and Ramona Hollaway of WCNC-TV’s Charlotte Today interviewed Hillary Lacoutue and Katherine Daly for this AWH preview.

Mooresville Tribune reporter Megan Sprague interviewed AWH co-chairs Hillary Lacouture and Katherine Daly for this story that appeared on the front page of the paper.

Safe Alliance Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker was interviewed by WSOC-TV Anchor Tenikka Smith about the challenges facing VAWA.

Check out this wonderful coverage (12/31/2012) by Olivia Fortson of the Charlotte Observer about Art With Heart Co-Chairs Katherine Daly and Hillary Lacouture.

This story about our new Domestic Violence Shelter (12/14/2012) by reporter Mark Price appeared on the front page of the Charlotte Observer.

We received outstanding television coverage of the opening of the Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter 12/13/2012.. Here are stories from WSOC-TV, WBTV and WCNC-TV.


Great coverage of our Safe Alliance brand rollout by the Huntersville Herald.

This editorial by Taylor Batten features our New Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter  in The Charlotte Observer 12/13/2012

Reporter Jessica Groover Pacek of the Independent Tribune produced this story about the announcement of our new brand — Safe Alliance — in Cabarrus county.

Thanks to WSOC-TV Anchor Erica Bryant for this report about our Holiday Store 2012.

Wonderful blog in the Charlotte Observer by Olivia Fortson about the Jingle Bell Bash, the new Safe Alliance brand, and a domestic violence survivor.

The November 27th Safe Alliance press conference announcing the new name and brand was covered by several television stations.–safe-alliance-to-focus-more-on-domestic-violence

Safe Alliance (formerly United Family Services) Board Chair John Tighe and his wife Kristie were featured in this Charlotte Observer article about people lending a helping hand to those in crisis during the holidays.

WSOC -TV interviewed Kelly Coyne about the new domestic violence lethality screen now being utilized by CMPD.

More coverage of our domestic violence in the workplace executive summit by WSOC-TV.

News 14 Anchor Elise Roberts prepared this story about our domestic violence in the workplace executive summit.

WBTV Anchor Kristen Miranda interviews Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker about Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Domestic Violence in the Workplace Executive Summit underwriten by Verizon.

WSOC-TV reporter Tenikkah Smith prepared this story advancing our Domestic Violence Executive Summit that takes place November 2, 2012 at Foundation for the Carolinas.

Congratulations to Community Matters: Insurance Partners of Charlotte, which was profiled by reporter Mark Price in today’s (10/10/2012) Charlotte Observer for its work supporting United Family Services.

Karen Parker’s interview with News 14 Carolinas Rob Boisvert about protecting children from sexual assault.–karen-parker–united-family-services

Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker was interviewed by News 14 reporter Kate Gaier about how United Family Services stands ready to serve the needs of our clients during The Democratic National Convention.

Chief Strategy Officer Amanda Wilson was interviewed by WBTV Anchor Sharon Smith about the realities of rape.
Kelly Coyne was featured in this News 14 report (Reporter Kate Gaier) about the realities of Human Trafficking – and how law enforcement, advocates and agencies like United Family Services are collaborating to combat Human Trafficking.
Kelly Coyne  was interviewed by Charlotte Observer reporter Lindsey Ruebens about “Modern Day Slavery.”
Brandy Redmile-Stephens was interviewed by News 14 Anchor Rob Boisvert as she recruited and explained the importance of Rape Crisis Companion volunteers to United Family Services and the communities we serve.–brandy-stephens–united-family-services
The Lake Norman Community responded with several media pieces when Kathryn Firmin-Sellers put out the word about needing Rape Crisis Companion volunteers.                             
On (8/2/2012), Shelter for Battered Women Director Jane Taylor was interviewed by reporter Meghan Cooke about the results/findings of the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and its report: ”Don’t’ Mind Your Own Business.”
On (7/30/2012), United Family Services Chief Strategy Officer Amanda Wilson was interviewed by reporter Claire McNeill about the so-called “Sandusky Effect”; once–silent sexual assault victims coming forward seeking counseling and services from agencies like United Family Services.
Chief Advancement Officer Karen Parker was interviewed for this report produced by WBTV’s Kay Johnson about an increase in calls for counseling from victims of sexual assault in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky verdict.
Lake Norman Region Director Kathryn Firmin-Sellers was interviewed by Charlotte Observer reporter Elisabeth Arriero about the new Domestic Violence Support Group established in North Mecklenburg that is facilitated by Amy Putnam and Heather Chavis.
Union Victim Services Coordinator Ashley Lantz was interviewed about the mission of the “Tree House” in Monroe to Fox Charlotte Anchor Kirk Hawkins, and how our Children’s Advocacy Center makes a difference in the lives of our clients.
WSOC TV Anchor and United Family Services Board Member Erica Bryant produced this report about the findings of the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team entitled – “Don’t Mind Your Own Business.”  Jane Taylor and Pat Kelly are members of the committee.