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Step Up to Family Safety


Intervention is prevention.

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Step Up to Family Safety


Intervention is prevention.

 

Step Up exists because we know abusers can change—and if they can change, women and children will be safer. Our mission is to help put an end to family violence by:

  • Connecting abusers with intervention services and helping to pay for those services. Appropriately, most grant monies are prioritized to first help the victims of abuse; few grants are available to assist abusers who are motivated to change but lack financial resources to pay fees for batterer intervention programs. 
  • Educating the community about domestic violence, including knowing how to help when a family member, friend or acquaintance is abusing or being abused. Step Up speakers provide presentations, information sessions and training events.
  • Bringing together experts in batterer intervention, social sciences, survivor services, research and family dynamics to take a proactive approach to reducing interpersonal violence.
 
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Get Informed


Speakers and Training Events

Get Informed


Speakers and Training Events

Step Up provides speakers and trainers for presentations, information sessions and training events in the community. Possible groups/topics include:

FOR CIVIC AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

  • What are the signs of DV?  How to recognize when someone is abusing/being abused, especially non-criminal acts that keep women hostages in their relationships or homes
  • When (and how) to get help—for yourself or someone you know who is abusing/being abused
  • Who are the abusers? For every abused woman there is a man who abuses her—learning about batterers

FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT GROUPS

  • Determining the predominant aggressor
  • How law enforcement and the courts can truly support victims and prevent further abuse

FOR SCHOOLS, DSS AND OTHERS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN

  • Dating violence and children exposed to DV
  • How to recognize abusers and work with them while keeping children safe

FOR THE DV COMMUNITY

  • Advanced skills in working with perpetrators
  • Program development
  • BIP group curriculum and management
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Donate


Your participation makes our work possible.

Donate


Your participation makes our work possible.

Donations help us accomplish our goal to help men who WANT to make changes. Some men may need help if they are struggling financially, and donations to Step Up can provide that help to motivated, income-eligible men. The cost of services for the abuser can sometimes also fall on the victim if the couple is still together; Step Up can help by providing financial assistance to alleviate further stress and hardship for the victim. 

Donations also help us increase public awareness through community forums, events, materials and training for providers, and sponsorship of important conferences relevant to our mission to bring services for abusers to the table of a Coordinated Community Response.

 
Donate
 

Step Up is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 

All donations are greatly appreciated and 100% tax-deductible.

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There's no better way to make a difference than to become an active advocate yourself. Join our mailing list to keep informed about our mission, people and programs. We also hope you will tell your family and friends about Step Up and encourage them to get involved. Together, we CAN make a difference and help put an end to family violence.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead