CREW-St. Louis (Commercial Real Estate Women) believes in giving back to the community. Its signature charitable event benefits the St. Louis region by supporting the mission of Safe Connections. This organization provides a critical support network to women.
Safe Connections is the oldest and largest locally-founded agency serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the St. Louis region. Safe Connections is the only agency providing integrated counseling and support services for women who have been victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and/or childhood sexual abuse.
Safe Connections started in 1976 as a grassroots crisis phone line. Early on, it became obvious that counseling services for victims of abuse were needed, and therapists joined the small staff. Today, Safe Connections’ therapy clients are women and girls who have been physically and emotionally abused in their private relationships, who have been raped or who are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It also recognized that breaking the cycle of violence must include reaching adolescents, so it introduced a violence prevention curriculum in schools. Since then, more than 100,000 teenagers have learned how to have healthy, violence-free relationships through Safe Connections Project H.A.R.T.
Since its inception, the annual golf outing has raised nearly $600,000 to help advance Safe Connections’ mission. Many of the area’s top commercial real estate executives, as well as leading businesses, support this charitable event.
Enjoy a great round of golf, a fabulous dinner and a fantastic auction while supporting the work and mission of Safe Connections.