PROJECT GET SAFE (PGS)
WHAT IS PGS?
Project GET SAFE is an operating non-profit arm of GET SAFE. It's function is to effectively give back to the community by empowering individuals and groups, helping fund safety, awareness and healthy relationship training for those unable to afford GET SAFE’s highly specialized services. When you contribute to Project GET SAFE, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, you are giving the precious gift of a safe and violence-free life. Your donation can provide empowerment services to a survivor of sexual assault, prevent a future violent crime, or help break the cycle of abuse in the life of someone with developmental disabilities. You are providing a chance for transformation in the lives of those who need it most.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADVISORS
The following programs are variations and/or simplified versions of GET SAFE's standard programs. Through PGS, GET SAFE's non-profit arm, these serviced programs become available when supported through grants, private-funding, donations, or partnership fundraisers. GET SAFE is a proud provider of individual and community empowerment programs, and Project GET SAFE allows freedom and opportunity to further expand services to in-need populations.
PERSONS W/ DISABILITIES
BREAKING BARRIERS SURVIVOR PROGRAM
Given the frequency of victimization of individuals with developmental disabilities, personal safety and self-advocacy training is crucial. GET SAFE's Self-Determination & Personal Safety Programs help prevent and respond to many of the issues that often lead to the physical, emotional, mental, sexual and/or financial abuse of persons with developmental disabilities by informing and instructing students on how to speak up and advocate for their safety, rights, and needs. GET SAFE provides training, assessment and advocacy services tailored to people with developmental disabilities, their families and staff regarding violence prevention, intervention and self-determination.
The GET SAFE BACKOFF! Buddy Bullying Prevention & Personal Safety Program is comprised of three distinct segments: Bullying Prevention, Personal Safety, & Inclusion Training. The program is designed to provide students with the skills to reduce and prevent violence and abuse at home, school and in the community. The program educates both young men and women on the causes and effects of violent behavior and provides them with the tools to help stop the 'cycle of violence' before it starts, or to help prevent the likelihood of re-victimization or perpetration.
This training has been carefully designed for survivors of violence from many walks of life, including survivors of: domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and abuse, human exploitation and tracking, military/law enforcement survivors of rape or sexual assault, and crime violence survivors. Our unique approach combines counseling and group processing with personal safety education and self-defense training, encouraging participants to confront their trauma in a way that pushes their recovery to new levels, empowering them to truly view themselves as survivors, rather than victims.
CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION
Young individuals are at a substantial risk of experiencing violent crimes prior to graduating high school, and soon after. One out of every three girls and one out of seven boys will be molested before they reach 18 years of age (FBI). The GET SAFE College Student Safety program is fully customizable and designed to provide young adults with the skills to reduce and prevent victimization and promotes self-confidence through training, education and empowerment.
GANG REDUCTION INVERVENTION
This GET SAFE program incorporates personal safety, bullying prevention and inclusion for at-risk youth, including: students who have been targets of bullying behavior, and children growing up in neighborhoods with high gang and/or drug activity. This program empowers participants through self-confidence, focus, and a sense of community. By training students on not only the physical level, but also the mental and emotional levels, GET SAFE creates an empowering shift in personal awareness and safety.
MAKE A DONATION
With your help, we can 'Change Our Mindset, Change Our Outcome."