WomenTransforming the Lives of Others: Kalyn Risker, Founder of SAFE

March 23, 2016
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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Women Transforming the Lives of Others
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Kalyn Risker Fahie, Founder & Executive Director
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)

Domestic Violence is gaining more attention as the violenceagainst women increases. The National Coalition AgainstDomestic Violence (NCADV) website states that 1 in 3 women have been victims ofsome form of violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

Kalyn Risker Fahie is the Founder and Executive Director ofSisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (S.A.F.E), located in Detroit, MI.  Ms. Fahie has over ten years of experience inhuman resources. Kalyn is a sought after national speaker regarding economicstrategies for survivors of domestic violence for local, state and nationalconferences

She is a survivor of domestic violence and founded SAFE inMay 2006.  NCADV also states thatdomestic violence victims lose a total of 8 million paid work days each year.

Kalyn states, “Victims have no access to assets or their ownmoney. This is only one shelter in Detroit with 67 beds.” SAFE provides domesticviolence survivors with the financial tools needed to leave or recover from economicabuse. They also provide interviewing skills and resume writing.

SAFE host its signature Health & Wealth Expo and SAFE’sO.P.E.N. for Business Micro-entrepreneurship Conference for Survivors ofDomestic Violence, which provided resources and information to over 2,700community members. Hundreds of businesses have been established by theirclients through the program.

Kalyn provides four tips for women/men who are experiencing domesticviolence:

1.   Call SAFE’s hotline number at1-800-757-4919 ext. 15 in Detroit

2.   Visit SAFE’s website at newsafestart.org for additional resources

3.   Allstate insurance providesresources at www.clicktoempower.org

4.   Visit National Domestic Violencehotline 1-800-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org

This year’s O.P.E.N. for business will be held April 30th,2016 in Detroit, MI at an undisclosed location for SAFE’s clients. If you arecurrently a victim looking for a way out visit SAFE’s website www.newsafestart.org.

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