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Join SafeNet friends at the following events.


Somewhere Over The Rainbow 100 Women Event

SafeNet will host its 4th Annual 100 Women Event at the home of Lisa NeCastro off Wolf Road.   The cocktail party will take place on Wednesday, August 30, from 5-7pm.

100 women are asked to donate $100 each to SafeNet to fund meals for the children who come to SafeNet.   Raising $10,000 per year, this event has become SafeNet’s signature event demonstrating women helping children.  For additional information, contact Denise at 455-1774 x 235.


Penn State Behrend Walk/Run Benefitting SafeNet

The Behrend Athletics Berkley Ice Cream Run/Walk will be held on August 25 with the proceeds benefitting SafeNet. Registration begins at 5pm and the run starts at 6pm.

Participants will receive a t-shirt and an ice cream sundae with famous Penn State ice cream!!

Everyone is welcome. Registration is available at or call SafeNet at 814-455-1774.


Boscov’s Gala Preview

The very popular Reading, PA, based Boscov’s Department Store in coming to Erie In October!  The store will open to the general public on October 7.  But you can get in early!

Boscov’s has offered nonprofits the opportunity to sell $5 tickets to invite people to shop on October 5.  Admission on October 5 is by ticket only and SafeNet is selling the tickets.

The $5 price of the ticket goes to SafeNet as a fundraiser. The buyer then would bring the ticket to the store with them, fill out the coupon portion, and place it in a barrel for a chance at prizes.

SafeNet is selling the tickets at the reception desk at 1702 French or you can contact Denise at 814-455-1774 x 235 or at   Be sure to get your ticket!


The Silent Secret  

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Conference   

SafeNet has a long history of partnering with the medical community.  In 1994 SafeNet, with then Hamot Hospital and St. Vincent Health System, took part in a federal demonstration project to develop protocols for identification and intervention for victims. For over 20 years SafeNet has helped train health care staff in the importance of screening.  SafeNet staff also responds to victims in the health care setting, including 24-hour crisis response.

This year, on October 11th, Dr. Wanda Filer will be a plenary speaker at the conference on Intimate Partner Violence – “The Silent Secret.”

Dr. Filer is a family physician in York, PA, and is board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians.   She is the founder and president of the Strategic Health Institute in York, a health care consulting firm dedicated to building awareness of today’s health issues and the  necessity and importance of IPV screening.  At the state level, Filer has the distinction of having served as the first Physician General of Pennsylvania, where she acted as public health advisor to then-Governor Tom Ridge.    Former First Lady Michele Ridge will introduce Dr. Filer at the conference.

Dr. Steve Krauza, a local Wellness Family Chiropractor, believes that wellness care is proactive care. Caregivers who connect to their patients through touch and communication will often be the first to discern the effects of abuse. Krauza will discuss vicarious (secondary) trauma, and how recovery from traumatic and abusive experiences is rooted in the neurology of the body.

Luncheon speaker, Reverend Darrell Armstrong, is the former Director of the Division of Prevention for the NJ Dept. of Children and Families where he oversaw the office of domestic violence.  His personal story is full of sad but ultimately hopeful stories of intimate partner and family violence, proving these experiences need not be destiny

Members of the medical (IPV) committee include representatives from New Directions Health Care, Women’s Care Center, Safe Harbor, Community Health, UPMC, MCRC, USCRI, Highmark, St. Vincent-Allegheny, Gaudenzia, Gateway, Mercyhurst, Gannon, PSU-Behrend, Shriners, and VA Hospital.

The conference is open to all and is approved for continuing education credits.

For additional information, please contact Shirley Williams at (814) 455-1774/ext. 247 or


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Boo Run Walk/Run

Wear your costume and come try a franken-tastic race at Presque Isle.

Join us on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Race Starts at 9 am.

NOTE THE NEW LOCATION:  Rotary Pavillion at Waterworks Beach, Presque Isle State Park.

Click on the flyer below for information and to print your registration form.  It won’t be that scary!

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