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September 3, 2008 > Breaking the silence: moving past barriers to change

Breaking the silence: moving past barriers to change

Submitted By Laura Schulmeister, SAVE Development Officer

Why don't they just leave? Why do they stay?

These are the first questions people ask when they hear about someone in an abusive relationship. Perhaps you wonder the same thing. The answer is not a simple one; it is as unique and complex as the individual.

At SAVE's (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) upcoming Breakfast Eye Opener we will explore these answers by revealing some of the barriers and challenges domestic violence victims face when trying to change their lives for the better. We aim to enlighten and educate about why victims stay in unhealthy relationships and show ways that we as a community can give victims hope and the support they need to permanently break the cycle of violence.

SAVE invites you to our 6th Annual Breakfast Eye Opener on Friday, September 26, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. Tickets are $75, with all proceeds providing critical revenue to SAVE. This year's program will open your eyes to Breaking the Silence: Moving Past Barriers to Change. As always, our program will enlighten and empower you. You won't want to skip this breakfast!

Proceeds will benefit SAVE's many services, including an emergency shelter, transitional housing, a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal, medical, employment and housing assistance, children's program, teen dating violence prevention program, individual counseling, support groups, outreach and community education.

SAVE Eye Opener Breakfast
Friday, Sept 26
7:30 a.m.
Fremont Marriott
46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont
Please reserve tickets by September 22

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