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September 17, 2008 > Breaking the Silence: Moving Past Barriers to Change

Breaking the Silence: Moving Past Barriers to Change

Submitted By Laura Schulmeister, SAVE Development Officer

Breakfast Eye Opener asks, '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 involved.

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) is a local non-profit community based organization founded in 1976 to address the needs of victims of domestic violence. SAVE's mission is to promote alternatives to domestic violence through support services, advocacy, and education; to assist domestic violence victims and their families to end the cycle of violence.

At SAVE's 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 its 6th Annual Breakfast Eye Opener on Friday, September 26, from 7:30 a.m. 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!

SAVE Breakfast Eye Opener
Friday, Sept 26
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Fremont Marriott
46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont
510-574-2250
www.save-dv.org

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