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The Cactus Jack Foundation will match your gift.

The Cactus Jack Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to aid individuals, families and other charitable organizations in need throughout Southeastern Connecticut, has generously offered to match up to $5000 gifts made to Safe Futures. Donations will be used to fund expansion of Safe Futures’ Violence is Preventable and Healthy Relationship programming in […]

Let Us Honor These Good Men

This “Power of Purple” luncheon program will highlight the lives and work of men in our community who choose to take a stand against domestic violence and work to fight the gender-inequality stereotypes that hurt boys, men, girls and women in our culture. The program will include presentations for all of the honorees, a film […]

In tackling teen dating violence, Safe Futures asks teachers to be mentors

In its latest initiative, Safe Futures is working with a few area schools to address teen dating violence and students’ need for adults they can trust. – more –

Domestic violence coalition seeks ‘dominant aggressor’ law

The proposal would give police the discretion to determine who is the primary aggressor. In some cases, both parties still will be arrested and taken away in police cruisers. -more-

Our caring community in often cynical world

In a world rife with human suffering, it’s easy to get stuck in helplessness and cynicism. Making a difference seems impossible. But, as evidenced in one recent heartwarming example, this is not the case for the people of southeastern… -more-

From kids to the adults, New London needs reasons to trust

Imagine the task of asking about 40 adolescent boys, football players, no less, to share their deepest feelings with each other. And keeping them on point. -more-

Governor, others to tout program that assesses victims of domestic violence

Southeastern Connecticut led the way with the Lethality Assessment Program, taking part in a pilot program when it was introduced in the state in 2012 and becoming the first region in which it was used by all state, local and tribal police… -more-