Silent Auction

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Spirit Seeker’s April 6, 2014 Wholistic Living  Silent Auction  to benefit “Safe Connections”

What is Domestic Violence?

The term domestic violence is commonly defined as a behavior, or pattern of behaviors, that occurs between intimate partners with the aim of one partner exerting control over the other. Domestic violence may include psychological threats, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or physical violence. This clinical definition is broader than the legal definition, which may be restricted to acts of physical harm. In the past twenty-five years, public awareness of the issue of domestic violence has grown tremendously. As scope of the problem has become understood, domestic violence is now acknowledged as a significant legal and public health issue, not only a private family problem. There are laws in every state that make domestic violence illegal. There is also federal funding available in all states to provide shelter and services for victims of domestic violence.

Between 25 and 31 percent of US women report being a victim of domestic violence at some point in their lives (Collins, 1999; Tjaden & Thoennes, 2000). Domestic violence occurs across the spectrum of relationships, from dating teens to elderly couples, in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. Although the majority of victims of domestic violence are women, it is important to acknowledge that men are also victims of domestic violence, and that in some situations both partners may engage in violent behavior.

Safe Connections provides an array of free services for women and teen girls who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Our staff of master’s level counselors and supervised graduate practicum students offers help to women recovering from the abuse and rebuild their lives.

Safe Connections has been reducing the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault in the St. Louis community since 1976. As an independent, private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Safe Connections is proud to have our work sustained through a diverse array of funders including individual friends, government and foundation grantors, corporate underwriters, special event sponsors and participants, and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. All donations to Safe Connections are tax deductible and Missouri tax credits are available for businesses. (See NAP credits below.)

With your help, Safe Connections can continue to empower St. Louis area women and teens to build safe and violence-free lives. http://safeconnections.org

Silent Auction Bidding Begins at 10:30 AM and Ends promptly at 3:30 PM

If you would like to donate to the Silent Auction call 636-530-7579. Massage certificates, readings, aromatherapy items, jewelry, etc, are just a FEW of the wonderful items to be offered this year.

If you would like to donate an item for the April 6th Silent Auction, please fill out this form and bring your submission to the address on the form, or contact the Spirit Seeker office 636-530-7579. www.spiritseeker.com.

Silent Auction Donation Form

We must receive this form prior to March 31 2014 to ensure recognition is provided.

Auction Item

Mail to Brenda Fraser, 6 Jonathan Ct, Defiance, MO 63341

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