Soaring for Survivors Info Night

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A special Info Night will be held at the new SASS/A Safe Place office on Wednesday, July 8th at 5:30 p.m. at 20 International Drive, Suite 300, Portsmouth, NH (Above the Optima Bank at Pease International Tradeport to learn more about this event! SASS and A Safe Place provide guidance and fundraising tools for each participant to raise a minimum of $400 leading up to their jumping day on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Money raised supports our “Safe Kids Strong Teens” violence prevention education program. If you are interested, please contact Community Outreach Events Coordinator, for more information.

Seacoast Roller Derby at the Dover Arena

Saturday, July 25th, 2015, 4:30-8 p.m. 

SASS and A Safe Place are excited to partner with the amazing ladies of the Seacoast Roller Derby! We'll be featured at many of their bouts with resources, information and more so stop by and say hello! Learn more about the Seacoast Roller Derby here.

Community Access to Recovery Day

Helping Hands

Saturday, July 15, 2015, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital

In recognizing that opiate Addiction is not only a criminal justice system problem, but a significant community health problem, the Police Department has collaborated with Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Seacoast Mental Health, Seacoast Public Health Network, A Safe Place, SASS and other community providers to coordinate a day where those affected by drug abuse can come to receive information on available services and resources in their community.

This year several community members will be providing information on specific topics surrounding the use of Narcotics and the negative side effects that come with it.

Rochester National Night Out


Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 4-8:30 p.m. in the Union Street parking lot

National Night is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. A Safe Place and SASS are excited to be part of this event and will have children’s activities at their booth as well as information and resources. Advocates will also be on hand.

Apple Harvest Day


Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., downtown Dover

Stop by the A Safe Place and SASS booth for fun children’s activities! Find out more about our services, information and resources. Advocates will also be on hand.

Please save the date! A Safe Place and SASS are planning a celebration of the agency's merger on Tuesday, October 20th from 6-9 p.m. at the Atlantic Grill. For sponsorship or volunteer inquiries please contact Kathy Beebe at or call SASS at 603-436-4107. More information to follow!



*New on-going campaign*
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It is estimated that 1 in 6 men experiences unwanted or abusive sexual violence in his life time.  Most often these events occur before the age of 18.

Stigmas associated with male sexual abuse often cause incidences to go unreported, leaving victims feeling isolated, ashamed and unsure of where to turn.

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) partnering with 1BlueString, is on a mission to spread awareness by cultivating a climate of support, empowerment and recovery through outreach in the music community. #1BlueString is a symbol of solidarity and a conversation starter, to promote education and compassionate dialogue to help break the code of silence surrounding male sexual abuse.

We are inviting local musicians to participate in our awareness campaign by:

  • Agreeing to replace their low E string with our 1BlueString for a minimum of one gig. (Strings are available in Electric .046 and Acoustic .054).
  • Agree to take a photo or have their photo taken, stringing the string and/or playing. 
  • Use the provided script at least one gig to help raise awareness about childhood male sexual abuse and how their audience can get help locally. SASS will promote their gig on their social media platforms.
  • Allow for SASS to record them at a gig using the string and provided PSA
  • Use the photo and/or video on their own social media platforms with a link to SASS’s site. Please use the hashtags #1BlueString  #SASSNH  #NoMore

Want to get involved? Email for more information!


Thank You to our 35th Anniversary Sponsors!