Testimonials

JAIME, 17-YEAR-OLD RAPE SURVIVOR

“Project GET SAFE self-defense classes, probably second only to my faith in God, have helped me to deal with the fear and helplessness of rape. Thanks to Project GET SAFE, I am now living a functional life and I have learned that while I will never change other people, I can change how they affect me.”

 

 

NURSE, HENRY MAYO HOSPITAL

“A priceless and innovating learning experience that all first responders should experience.

 

 

JIMMY, 10-YEAR-OLD

“I was playing in my neighborhood and one day a friendly man who lived on the same block invited me into his house to play video games. A lot of my friends would take this man up on his offer, but something inside me told me, “No.” I remembered my GET SAFE class and that I should only play with the people my parents said are OK and to trust the feeling in my stomach.”

Jimmy remembered to trust his instincts. Jimmy never went in that house and the seemingly nice neighbor was arrested two weeks later on child molestation charges.

 

 

BREA HOMICIDE DETECTIVE

“Being in the profession that I am in, it is great to see people in a personal safety course learning awareness and self-defense before I have to meet them as victims in the street. Take notes. Everything in the GET SAFE program is right on. Thank you for spreading the word.”

 

 

CHIEF OF STAFF, FOUNTAIN VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL

“Please consider this my personal thanks to you and your staff for the two hour course you provided to our physicians on self-defense and awareness. Your instruction and lecture were superb and generated much thought and discussion among the physicians. I have spoken to many of them since the program and their overwhelming comments of support and enthusiasm are testament of your ability to teach a typically difficult group of adult learners.”

 

 

KIM, MOTHER OF TWO

“GET SAFE literally saved my life. I had been in a bad relationship and decided that I needed to make a change for the sake of my children. I attended a GET SAFE class, it was the most fun I, or my children, had in quite a while. It was amazing that in such a short time, I gained the skills necessary to keep my children and me safe when my ex-husband came at us with a knife. I have never felt so strong as I did then, and I know that we are all here today because of GET SAFE. Our lives are forever changed, for the better, because of you. Thank you.”

 

 

MONO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, PIO

“I know that our department, along with other law enforcement and first responding agencies will greatly benefit from the information relayed through GET SAFE’s training, as it gave us practical tools and strategies that our officers and personnel could begin using the moment they stepped out of the training.”

 

 

LOS ANGELES 9-1-1 OPERATOR

“These programs should be available in all schools, K-12 and beyond.”

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

“This was an extremely informative and helpful training that offered very important insight. The instructors were very nice and gave an enjoyable presentation. Thank you!”

 

 

ELINA*’S STORY

She was abducted from the only home she ever knew. She was subjected to unimaginable violence, treated as a slave, forced to provide sexual acts to strangers. She is only 12-years-old. Elina, a survivor of human sex trafficking came to GET SAFE as a fragile, broken child. She couldn’t make eye-contact with our trainers, let alone find the strength to keep herself safe. After a series of personally designed classes with GET SAFE, we saw an empowered, assertive young woman, who has regained a positive and hopeful outlook on life. GET SAFE has been honored to be a part of her recovery. Elina is now thriving at school and at home, knowing, although her past is a part of her, it does not dictate who she is.

*Name has been changed to protect student’s privacy.