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Making the Message Stick

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Last week, Safe Gatherings mailed out window clings to organizations that are committed to protecting the vulnerable by screening and training those who work with vulnerable populations. The churches and organizations that received the window clings have met the criteria for our first recognition program, which is a certain number or percentage of active Safe […]


The Troubles With Camp

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Summer camp can represent the very best of summer for kids. Getting away from mom and dad (maybe for the first time), learning responsibility, navigating the challenges of bugs and scrapes, and most importantly, having fun in the sun! But summer camp can also be one of the biggest risks for the churches and other […]


Admin Tip

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

We have a new, exciting feature in Safe Gatherings related to the way invoices are handled! As of June 2018, Safe Gatherings is sending the designated recipient(s) an email with a link to their invoice. You can click on the link to view and/or print the invoice, and you can also pay by credit card at […]


Safe Gatherings Gains Approval for Texas Camps

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The Safe Gatherings training program has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an approved program for Texas youth camps. Contact Safe Gatherings today at 888-241-8258 for your abuse prevention training needs or to find out more about our system!      


Time for Camp

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

It’s camping season: time for marshmallows, campfires, and avoiding those pesky mosquitoes. In addition to the valuable skills young people are learning as they navigate the great outdoors, many are leaving home for the first time and sharing new experiences. Off-site and overnight camping situations can create challenges and require a set of best practices […]


Safe Gatherings Tip

Monday, April 24th, 2017

If you are the administrator on your Safe Gatherings account, we have two tips for you in this newsletter: 1. Look for a new report in your email. As you have applicants that expire and need to renew their Safe Gatherings approval, you will receive an email with details of which applicants need attention. 2. […]


Safe Gatherings Featured in Kansas City Publication

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Safe Gatherings and founder Sharon Holt were recently featured in Thinking Bigger Business, a publication of Thinking Bigger Business Media. Check out the article here.


Trick or Treat — and Keep an Eye Out

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Halloween can be a magical night for children and youth. It’s the one day of the year when young people use their imagination to dress up as someone or someTHING else and fill their bags with treats! But as you invite the community in for trunk-or-treat or other Halloween-related activities, it’s important that your staff […]


15-Year Anniversary of 9/11

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 was the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and beyond. The day left us thinking about safety in general. As you enter your school, church, or organization, is safety on your mind? The nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 were nearly all adults, either workers in the Twin […]


Safe Gatherings Introduces CongregationU

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Dear Friends, Safe Gatherings is a trusted name in screening and training to help protect children, youth, and vulnerable adults, but many of you have expressed a need for training that goes beyond abuse prevention and boundary awareness, and we are responding to your requests. It is with great excitement that I introduce you to […]


Safe Gatherings Launches new Website

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Safe Gatherings, which provides a comprehensive online system for abuse prevention, has relaunched its website, unveiling a new logo and exciting news about its updated offerings. “For several years, we have focused on serving churches across the country, but our vision was always to help prevent abuse anywhere it can happen,” says Sharon Holt, president […]