Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) will host the community event, 2013 Empowerment Weekend, on October 11 and 12, in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE), a non-profit organization dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence, will present two events:
O.P.E.N (Opportunity, Preparation, Entrepreneurship, Networking) for Business Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., October 11, to support survivors of domestic violence in starting their own micro-enterprise. Key topics include starting, growing and sustaining a business, supplementing current earnings to become self-sufficient and safety planning. To maintain participant confidentiality, location information for this event will only be given to the registered attendees, which is limited to 100 survivors of domestic violence.
SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 12, at WCCCD Northwest Campus in Detroit. Highlights include workshops on stress reduction, healthy living on a budget, job seeking tips and personal finance as well as domestic violence awareness and health screenings.
Kalyn Risker, founder and executive director of SAFE, says “SAFE’s Empowerment Weekend events have a proven record of helping members of our community connect with resources and information that they have utilized to help themselves and their families.”
Cost: Free. Location of Expo: 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit. For more information, visit NewSafeStart.org.