“Strengthening survivors of domestic violence, their families and our community”
DETROIT, MI – September 4, 2013 Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is presenting its signature free community event “2013 Empowerment Weekend” October 11-12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 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. Wayne County Community College District – Northwest Campus has partnered with SAFE to ensure that this weekend is a success.
SAFE’s O.P.E.N. (Opportunity, Preparation, Entrepreneurship, Networking) for Business Conference is designed to support survivors of domestic violence in starting their own micro-enterprise. Key topics include starting, growing and sustaining a business along with supplementing current earnings to become self-sufficient and safety planning. This conference will be held October 11, 2013 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at a confidential location for 100 survivors of domestic violence. To maintain participant confidentiality, location information for this event will only be given to registered attendees
SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo is one of the signature events of SAFE’s Empowerment weekend and it will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Wayne County Community College Northwest District Campus at 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan. SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo is a free event open to men and women. Free workshops will highlight topics such as healthy living on a budget, stress reduction, job seeking tips, domestic violence awareness and personal finance. Other highlights include a free lunch sponsored by Whole Foods Market Detroit for the first 1,000 attendees with beverages provided by Sam’s Club’s Southfield, Michigan Club, health screenings, community resources, interviewing and resume tips, free massages and sample packs from various sponsors. Over 750 people attended the last Expo and over 1,200 community members are expected to attend this year.
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 while implementing strategies to keep survivors of domestic violence safe from further abuse. Since its inception SAFE has assisted over 730 victims of domestic violence and this event will serve as an opportunity to raise awareness in the community regarding domestic violence while equipping community members with information and resources to help them to live healthier, safer lives.
“SAFE’s Empowerment Weekend events have a proven record of helping members of our community connect with resources and information that they have utilized to help themselves and their families.” Kalyn Risker, Founder and Executive Director, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is 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.
For more information, contact SAFE’s conference hotline at 888.225.0326 or visit newsafestart.org for details about SAFE’s Empowerment Weekend, registration, sponsorship and media opportunities.