Happy New Year!

Everyone in SAVE's family has been overwhelmed by your generous support, ensuring the holidays were special for the survivors we serve.

You donated $19,648 in response to our holiday appeal. That's enough money to provide shelter for nine survivors for one month!
You gave enough toys and gifts so that more than 40 families were able to make their holidays special.

You purchased 28 items from our Amazon Wishlist, ensuring survivors have what they need when they make a new start.

Everything SAVE does is possible with your support. Thank you!
SAVE's Youth Services Program at Centerville Junior High
Our Youth Services Program (YSP) completed a third year of Safe Dates curriculum at Centerville Junior High School. This curriculum allows YSP to reach middle school youth and provides 5-days of healthy relationships conversations per grade. This year alone, YSP reached 935 students.

We started our two-week journey with 7th graders where we were able to cover topics such as: Ways I want to be treated by a dating partner; Harmful dating behaviors; Warning signs of abuse; How to support a friend who is harmed/harming?; Review of resources; How to manage feelings; and much more. The following week, we started our work with the 8th graders, where we built upon the information they received in 7th grade. This time around students covered topics like: Gender stereotypes; Effective communication skills; Boundaries; Consent; Hearing no, Saying no; and much more. Overall, the curriculum was well received by everyone--we even managed to garner support from various teachers who want our program back next Fall. 
Santa Clara University Student Project
T his fall, the development team had the pleasure of working with four Santa Clara University students on their Community Consulting Project (CCP) for their Effective Communication in Business class. The students, Ian Austen, Naomi Isom, Rachel Liu, and Ariella Wirya, put together a Social Media and Brand Awareness plan that helped drive the success of the Purple Purse Challenge and Giving Tuesday. Paula Manczuk, Director of Development, went to SCU to see the final presentation where the students not only presented the results of their project, but also demonstrated what they learned about the issue of domestic violence while conducting their research. The development team is grateful for the effort the students put in to the CCP. It was a signicant driver of the success of the Purse Purse Challenge and Giving Tuesday.
Symbiosis 2019: TBH...
will be taking place on Saturday, February 9th at Centerville Junior High School in Fremont, CA.

Team Stronger Than You Think (STYT) chose  TBH...  as our theme because we want to give our community a chance to be real, have uncomfortable conversations, tell our stories freely, and acknowledge the gray areas.
Folks ages 12-24 who wish to attend this free event  can register here.
Over 24? You can sign up to volunteer at the event here.
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