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The S.A.F.E., Inc. Community Educator has a variety of material related to bullying and prevention. These programs are designed for classroom settings or community settings, such as a youth group, day care, summer camp, scout troop, or community group.

All programs and materials provided at NO CHARGE by S.A.F.E., Inc.

For more information click here: http://safeshelter.net/bullying/

Please contact Mary Katherine Spencer at (662) 841-2273 or maryk_safe@comcast.net to schedule a program.


As a part of domestic violence awareness month 2010, S.A.F.E. Inc., northeast Mississippi’s rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter, is sponsoring “The Faith Based Community and Domestic Violence” a series of trainings for clergy, youth group leaders, and members of the faith-based community. Information on identifying and coping with domestic violence, the affects of violence on children and creating a safety plan for your congregation will be provided in this three hour class. To schedule training for your congregation please contact Mary Katherine Spencer, Community Educator, at (662) 841-9138 or maryk_safe@comcast.net.

Current trainings scheduled:
We invite you to attend!

Lee County

October 7th 2010
10AM -1PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
608 West Jefferson Street
Tupelo, MS 38804-3736
(662) 842-4386

This training will include a boxed lunch. Please RSVP to maryk_safe@comcast.net or call (662) 841-2273

Tishomingo County

October 14th 2010
10AM-1PM
Iuka First United Methodist Church
101 E. Eastport Street
Iuka, MS 38852
662-423-6097

This training will include a boxed lunch. Please RSVP to maryk_safe@comcast.net or call (662) 841-2273

Union County

October 28th 2010
10AM -1PM
New Albany Presbyterian Church
605 Highway 15 South
New Albany, MS 38652
(662) 534-6060

This training will include a boxed lunch. Please RSVP to maryk_safe@comcast.net or call (662) 841-2273

SAFE Happenings July 2010

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Left to right:

Maggie Caldwell & Rhonda Herring

presenting the $13,000 check from their “Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag” event

to June Byars, President of the Board of Directors.

Mary Katherine Spencer, S.A.F.E., Inc.’s community educator, was invited to speak to the Corinth Civitan Club at the luncheon on Wednesday, June 23rd. Attendees learned about the services available to victims of violence in their community and how to help a friend or family member get the help they need. The Club honored S.A.F.E., Inc. with a generous donation.

S.A.F.E., Inc.’s traveling art show of painted jeans, “Jeans for Justice” will be on display at the Corinth Library through the month of June. Please make a point to visit the library’s 2nd floor to see the entire exhibit!

Although our formal Jeans for Justice Day, April 9th 2010,  has passed; there are ongoing ways that you can participate in raising awareness about violence in our communities:

If you like to wear jeans to work, help set up a Jeans for Justice Day at your workplace anytime: A speaker from S.A.F.E. can come to your office and discuss how sexual assault and domestic violence impact the lives of those in the workplace. You will be provided with a poster, sexual assault awareness pins, and an opportunity to learn about and openly discuss a difficult topic.

Create a work of art: The painted “Jeans for Justice” were the idea of a group of students that wanted to participate, but always wore jeans and said they had no money to make a donation.  The first “jeans” were done as drawings on paper, and the project expanded to using paint and decorations on donated jeans.  If you have a message you would like to get out about violence, a victim who you would like to honor, or just want to make something to brighten someone’s day, then create a pair of Jeans for Justice and donate them to S.A.F.E., Inc.

Host a Painting Party: Do you know a group of people who love to get artsy for a good cause? If so, host a painting party! This can happen at any time of the year and can be for adults, teens or children. A speaker from S.A.F.E.,  Inc. can come to your event and help you paint while answering questions about violence prevention in north Mississippi

Donate Jeans or Art Supplies: Making art can be expensive, so if you have an extra pair of jeans, a damaged pair of jeans that are not able to be worn, or extra art supplies (paint, brushes, hot glue, appliqués, ribbons, etc.) we could really use them!

Get ready for Jeans for Justice 2011: We look forward to partnering with the Tupelo Women’s Club in 2011 to host another great “Jeans for Justice Painting Party”. We are currently looking for a venue and will need volunteers to help us out with all of our events next April!

Please call our Community Educator, Mary Katherine Spencer, at 841-9138 or email maryk_safe@comcast.net for more information.