#TBT – Last Year’s GRIP Academy

On this rainy #throwbackthursday we are throwing it back with this awesome picture of last year’s GRIP Character Academy Camp. If you haven’t noticed, our GRIP Character Academy Camp is just around the corner! We are seeking individuals who can contribute their time and talents to showing our campers that there is a better path to take in life if only they can see a better path opened up to them. If you have a skill/trade you would like to demonstrate contact us at to lead our GRIP kids on that better path!

2015 Safe CHOICES Conference

Check out the video below to see Safety Stu checking in from the 2015 Safe CHOICES Conference with 500 of his friends! GET SAFE was excited to be part of this great conference and given the opportunity to teach personal safety and self-advocacy skills to everyone in attendance.

TBT: UC Irvine Take Back the Night 2012

Throwback Thursday to 3 years ago! On April 18 of 2012, Get Safe and Embrace hosted a table at UC Irvine’s annual Take Back the Night event. Following some very brave speakers and a moving candlelit march to raise awareness about sexual violence, attendees meandered through stations hosted by local organizations that addresses various aspects of sexual violence, including recovery. Embrace, a lifestyle brand that grew out of the Get Safe Breaking Barriers program that works with survivors of sexual and physical assault, brought its message of living “free from fear” and being aware of your inner-self. The Embrace art piece entitled “Let Go” gave us an inspired idea… and we had TBTN attendees participate in a video collage to answer this simple question: “What do you ‘Embrace’ most in YOUR life?” Special thanks to all our participants, and UC Irvine CARE for

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 68 people will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and we will all encounter a colleague, peer or supervisor who has an ASD. GET SAFE’s autism awareness trainings have heightened “autism awareness” by providing the community with information and tools needed to recognize and understand certain behaviors of persons with ASDs.

TBT: Imperial Valley People First Conference Training

Time for another Throwback Thursday to 3 years ago! Get Safe traveled to Imperial County to host a training session at the People First Transition Fair & Conference on March 17, 2012. This was a fun, St. Patrick’s Day event for the Imperial Valley People First regional self-advocacy group, and Get Safe was loving the energy! Thank you People First and Area Board 13 for the opportunity to attend the conference and teach you all about staying safe!