Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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 Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2011
The Vault
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment's Community Newsletter

Dear SAFE supporter, 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month!  SAFE has many events and programs to bring awareness and support our community.  We hope that you will join us and participate in many of the activities and let others know by forwarding this information to others.

Enjoy this edition of our newsletter "The Vault" and thank you for your support of SAFE!

Be encouraged!Kalyn Risker, Executive Director 

Kalyn Risker Signature 2

Kalyn Risker

Founder/Executive Director

You may forward any comments or suggestions regarding our e-newsletter to info@newsafestart.org.

O.P.E.N. for Business Conference
O.P.E.N. = Opportunity. Preparation. Entrepreneurship. Networking

SAFE in response to recent legislative changes and the current economic crisis is offering a free conference that focuses on micro-entrepreneurship specifically for survivors of domestic violence.  O.P.E.N. for Business Conference was created to assist survivors of domestic violence in creating a business for themselves that can generate income to supplement their earnings while exploring entrepreneurship as a means towards gaining self-sufficiency.


O.P.E.N. for Business Conference for survivors of domestic violence will feature free lunch, giveaways, entrepreneurship focused workshops, community resources and health screening from Sinai-Grace Hospital


This event will be held:  


Saturday, October 22th 

8 am until 4 pm

Detroit, Michigan


This is a free event for survivors of domestic violence.


For participant confidentiality, location information will only be given to registered attendees


You Must Register To Attend

call 888-225-0326 or visit SAFE's website at www.NewSafeStart.org

SAFE's O.P.E.N. Conference for Survivors of Domestic Violence 

Thank You Sponsors!
O.P.E.N. for Business Conference


Sinai-Grace Hospital

MGM Grand Detroit

AVIMA Design

Photography by Myett

African EZ Silk Beauty Products 

Women In Touch

Sara's House

P Square Promotions

Zoe K. D. Lee - Lia Sophia Jewelery  

"Surviving the Storm" (Fellowship Outreach Ministry)

Eric Huffman State Farm Insurance

OPES Media Company, LLC

The SISTAHS Ministry International


One Single Rose 

Helping Individuals Succeed (H.I.S.) Agency   

SASHA Center

Kalaida Marie Holmes Consulting   




Candlelight Vigil

"From Victim to Victor: Silence in not an Option"

Wayne State University School of Social Work Alumni Association, Candlelight VigilWalden University, Delta Sigma Theta Detroit Foundation Inc., and local Detroit domestic violence agencies, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) and Serenity Services, are coming together to hold a Candlelight Vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   


October 21 from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Delta Sigma Theta Detroit Foundation Inc., 24760 West Seven Mile, Detroit, MI


This vigil will raise community awareness of domestic violence and to provide domestic violence related community resources to community residents.


SAFE Workshops!
For Survivors of Domestic Violence 
SAFE's FREE open group sessions for survivors of domestic violence ongoing session topics include: 
  • Getting Prepared - Resumes, Cover Letters, etc.
  • Job Searching Techniques & Job Applications
  • Interviewing - Mock Interviews, Common Interview Questions and Answers
  • Financial Readiness - Allstate "Moving Ahead with Money Management" Curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Safety Planning 

Click here for online calendar that list all of SAFE's events 


If you would like to participate please call  

SAFE at 800-757-4919 ext. 2
to obtain the confidential meeting location, date and times.


WISP, Inc. 
Women's Independence Scholarship Program
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment can assist active participants of SAFE's programs process their application forms for consideration of Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP). 

About the scholarship:

The Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) was created in 1999 to help formerly battered women overcome barriers to the education necessary for their becoming employable and financially stable.


SAFE is looking forward to assisting survivors of domestic violence obtain their goal of achieving a secondary education.  SAFE will also assist other programs learn more about the program and assist their participants with WISPcompleting the forms. 



For additional information on the
Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) visit their website at:

Support SAFE's Mission 
Support survivors of domestic violence

The Economic Empowerment training SAFE provides to survivors of domestic violence in the Metropolitan Detroit area is needed now more than ever.  I would like to personally ask you to make a difference by donating to SAFE.   

Every donation makes a difference and goes to support survivors of domestic violence! 

Your donation can be made via the PayPal button below:




You can also mail your support to:


3430 E. Jefferson Avenue, #721,  

Detroit, Michigan 48207 


For additional donation options please call 800-757-4919.  Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment

3430 E. Jefferson Ave. #721

Detroit, Michigan 48207



The Executive Board of Directors would like to thank all of the supporters and sponsors of SAFE for your assistance which has impacted the lives of women in need of hope for a SAFE future.

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Your Assistance is Needed 
Please help SAFE raise funds for client training progam materials
SAFE is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization

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2011 Corporate Sponsors
Thank You!
Avima Design
Community Legal Resources
DMRS Media Group
Duncan Advisors
Elegance N Glass
I-Multimedia Services
Maxwill Solutions
MIX 92.3 FM
MGM Grand Detroit
OPES Video
P Squared Promotions
Peter Rochon, Web Design
Photography by Myett
Sinai-Grace Hospital
MGM Grand Detroit
Kalaida Marie Consulting
Eric Huffman State Farm

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To equip survivors of domestic violence with the appropriate financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence
SAFE is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Corporation

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