Rochester National Night Out

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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.

Soaring for Survivors Skydiving Day

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Skydive New England, Lebanon, ME

SASS and A Safe Place are partnering with Skydive New England for a unique and thrilling ride! An annual fundraiser to support the important violence prevention program, Safe Kids Strong Teens, participants of Soaring for Survivors independently raise $400 or more leading up to their skydive. A Safe Place and SASS provide helpful guidance and fundraising tools for participants a long the way. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Community Outreach Events Coordinator, daltschiller@sassnh.org for more information. 

 

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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 kathy@sassnh.org or call A Safe Place/SASS at 603-436-4107. Download our sponsorship form.

 

1BlueString

*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 daltschiller@sassnh.org for more information!

 

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