Domestic Violence Survivors find SAFEty in Entrepreneurship

July 7, 2014
Kalyn Risker, Founder/CEO SAFE (Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment)

Kalyn Risker, Founder/CEO of Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE), has a background in Human Resources. She knows first-hand the physcial, financial and emotional devastation caused by domestic violence. She turned her experience as a survivor into a business to help other women suffering the same plight. One in three women in the United States are victims of domestic violence. 

The 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization's mission is to equip survivors of domestic violence with the appropriate financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence. Over the past 8 years, SAFE has assisted 852 survivors of domestic violence through direct training, services, resources and referrals.  

SAFE’s 8th Annual Appreciation Fundraiser & Afterglow will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a special Afterglow Event immediately following until Midnight at the newly restored Detroit Historical Museum. 

Visit the website at  for more information. If you are a victim of domestic violence you can call the emergency number at 1-800-757-4919.

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