Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Detroit Based S.A.F.E. Organziation Celebrates Eight Years of Serving and Enhancing Lives


SAFE's 8th Year Anniversary Celebrating Self-Sufficiency for over 850 survivors of domestic violence “Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment Celebrates 8 Years of helping 852 Survivors”
This Friday, 
June 18, 2014 Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) will celebrate eight years of assisting victims of domestic violence become self sufficient. 

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) will celebrate eight years of assisting survivors of domestic violence at SAFE’s 8th Annual Appreciation Fundraiser & Afterglow to be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a special Afterglow Event immediately following until Midnight at the newly restored Detroit Historical Museum. This program honoring our many volunteers, sponsors and supporters that have helped make our mission possible culminates with the “Acquisition Award,” presented to a SAFE participant who has moved from being a survivor to inspiring others.

Over the past 8 years, SAFE has assisted 852 survivors of domestic violence through direct training, services, resources and referrals.  Additionally, we produce two annual events to help raise awareness and equip the community with vital tools to reduce economic abuse.  SAFE’s O.P.E.N. for Business Conference provides training in micro-entrepreneurship to become financially independent from abuse. Of our participants, 25% successfully launched businesses that are open today, 40% are still in the planning phase and 35% are working and receiving continued assistance from SAFE.  Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment also hosts its annual SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo, which is designed to help everyone realize their Health-Wealth Connection.  The highlights of this event include free health screenings, workshops, information & lunch. Over the last five expos, our attendance has grown exponentially from 250 guests the first year to 750 at the last event and we anticipate over 1,200 participants this year.  Supporting SAFE’s Annual Fundraiser helps to support SAFE’s ongoing and annual initiatives. 

SAFE is dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing training, workshops and resources to equip program participants with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient. The organization’s success is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of its volunteers and supporters. Since its inception SAFE has assisted over 852 victims of domestic violence and this event will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the growth of the organization and the strides it has made.

"I am so proud of SAFE and that within seven years it has developed into an organization that is being recognized on a national level for its track record of effectively helping survivors of domestic violence to be free from abuse while obtaining the skills and resources they need to obtain a new job, return to school and become entrepreneurs.” – Kalyn Risker, Founder and Executive Director, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)

SAFE’s 8th Annual Appreciation Event Fundraiser will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a special Afterglow Event immediately following until Midnight.  This event will be held at the Detroit Historical Museum located at 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202.  Tickets are $45 which includes a tour of the Detroit Historical Museum, hor d’oeuvres, live entertainment, Awards Ceremony and admission into the Afterglow.

For tickets and additional information contact Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) at 800-757-4919 ext. 5 or online at newsafestart.org.