September

NEWS & UPDATES

Important Survivor Safety Alert!

Feel free to share the message below with your networks and survivors you serve.

On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 2:20 p.m. EST / 12:20 p.m. MST, a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will take place. All cellphones will broadcast a loud, blaring sound, like an Amber Alert, and then display a text message with additional information. This could be a safety concern for survivors who have “secret” phones that they are trying to hide from abusers. To prevent this, and any local or national alerts, from sounding, phones can be powered off, turned to airplane mode, or they can be turned off in the phone’s settings, if an option is available to do so. More information about Emergency Alerts can be found here.

El miércoles 4 de octubre de 2023, a las 2:20 p.m. EST / 12:20 p.m. MST, se llevará a cabo una prueba a nivel nacional del Sistema de Alerta de Emergencia. Todos los teléfonos móviles en todo el país emitirán un sonido fuerte y a todo volumen, como una Alerta Amber, y luego mostrarán un mensaje de texto con información adicional. Esto podría ser un problema de seguridad para los sobrevivientes que tienen teléfonos “secretos” que intentan ocultar de sus abusadores. Para evitar que esto y cualquier alerta local o nacional suenen, los teléfonos se pueden apagar, poner en modo avión o las alertas se pueden desactivar en la configuración del teléfono. Puede encontrar más información sobre las alertas de emergencia aquí.

Help us find our next Executive Director!


Our wonderful Executive Director, Jennifer Eyl, has decided to start a new chapter and will be leaving at the end of January 2024. We are now searching for a new Executive Director to lead the organization into its next chapter.


We are endlessly grateful for Jennifer's contributions over the past several years. She has raised the profile of Project Safeguard through policy advocacy and connections with other organizations, built critical infrastructure by adding new positions, raised staff salaries and improved benefits to align with our values, and pushed us to be an anti-oppression organization. We have benefited so much from her leadership!


View the full job description and application details on our website. Applications received by October 15, 2023 will be given full consideration.

There's so much to recognize in September!

National Hispanic Heritage Month

(Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)


This month of celebration beings in the middle of September to coincide with independence day in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica on the 15th, Mexico on the 16th, Chile on the 18th, and Belize on the. 21st.


The intention of this month is to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. What began as a week long celebration in 1968 was later expanded to be recognized for a full month in 1988. Learn more here.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month


Research shows that survivors of gender-based violence have an increased risk for suicide. According to the 2023 Proclamation on World Suicide Prevention Day, more than 48,000 Americans were lost to suicide in 2021 and suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24. Adults over 45 have the highest rates of suicide and America Indians and Alaskan Natives have higher risk than other ethnic groups.


Understanding risk factors and warning signs for suicide can help change these statistics and save lives. Learn more here.

National Deaf

Awareness Month


According to Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE), Deaf people are 1.5x more likely to experience relationship violence. This population may experience unique forms of abuse and face additional barriers to accessing services. DOVE provides advocacy for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, or Hard of Hearing (DDBDDHH) survivors of abuse in Colorado. They also offer training and technical assistance for hearing service providers across the state.


The Deaf Hotline is a national resource for Deaf people experiencing abuse that is ASL accessible.

Easy ways to support Project Safeguard all year long

Many nonprofits rely heavily on year-end giving from individual donors, which is why you get bombarded with emails asking you to give in November and December.
For some people, making a smaller monthly donation is more budget-friendly, and helps provide sustainable funding for nonprofits.

It's easy to make a one-time or recurring donation to Project Safeguard through our Colorado Gives 365 page.
The King Soopers/City Market Community Rewards Program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do! Here’s how it works:

Login to your King Soopers or City Market account, click on Community Rewards, and search for Project Safeguard by name or use the code KQ344. Once you have linked your card, all you have to do is shop at King Soopers and swipe your Shopper’s Card!

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