Thursday, July 16, 2009

A fond farwell

I would like to take this time to thank the community of Butte, and all of the wonderful people I have met here, for an awe-inspiring VISTA year! I have learned so much and will take away many things from this year, most importantly that Butte America is the place to be and all of it's residents are lucky to live in such a beautiful place!

Many thanks!

Anita Pollock
AmeriCorps VISTA

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Website has been revamped!!!

Check out Safe Space's website at, Jon has been working on revamping it for several months and it is up now! There are still many updates to come, so keep checking back! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Spring Swing

Resting after the beautiful day of golfing!

Poker Run ladies on the 10th hole watching the guys warm up.
"So this is what golf is about", a great quote from a poker run lady after watching the team mates interact.
It was his birthday and he was playing golf with his wife and 2 other ladies...great gift?

The 3rd Annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament benefiting Suited for Success went off without a hitch Saturday June 13 at Fairmont Hot Springs. This year's event saw additions like a poker run, and a live auction. Thank you to all those who golfed, played in the poker run, and helped make this day the amazing success that it was, and has been in the past years!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Presentation by the Attorney General

Steve Bullock, the State of Montana's Attorney General, came to Butte, MT to honor a Safe Space's Shelter Supervisor, Betty Mealey, with the Advocate of the Year Award for 2009. The above video is Steve doing an introduction. More videos to follow.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Congrats to Betty!

Betty Mealey, the Shelter Supervisor, has been awarded the Advocate of the Year award by the Montana Attorney General. Below are pictures of the event, also being posted are a few videos. Betty really deserves this award, she does an amazing job for the shelter!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Spring Swing Info...

Jori has exciting news-this year's Spring Swing has the most entrants of any other year! Congrats to those who helped in this major accomplishment! Hope to see you and your clubs at Fairmont this weekend swinging for a great cause!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spring Swing!

It's that time of the year again, the Suited for Success Spring Swing event is taking place on June 13, 2009! This year's event is going to be held at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, at 1500 Fairmont Rd in Opportunity, MT. The event is a 4-Person scramble with a shotgun start at 9am. $180 per team, which includes the following: greens fees, drink tickets, as well as the first mulligen, and a golf cart. There will also be a poker run for those interested! Please contact Jori Liva at 406-490-8863 or via e-mail at if you have any questions.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Take Back The Night

This year's TBTN was amazing. Chief Executive Paul Babb, Officer Dan Murphy from the Butte Police Department, Rose Brock with TAPS (Taking Action through Peaceful Solutions), and Danielle Wozniak from U of M in Missoula all spoke. Some very great and powerful stories were shared at the speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault, and the Clothesline Project seemed to be a powerful reminder of the violence that is seen in Butte, MT.

Hopefully you had a chance to stop by and enjoy all that this year's event had to offer!

Safe Space would like to thank the amazing staff, volunteers, and community members who continually make this event spectacular. Another huge thank you must be given to all those community organizations that assist in making Take Back The Night amazing also, those include all who put TBTN posters up in their stores, or on their marquees, to donating products and services for advertising and prizes! Butte is an amazing place with amazing people!

Please make sure to look at the pictures and videos from the night. More will hopefully be posted soon!

Thanks for reading!

Honoring the victims from Bozeman and Great Falls

Take Back The Night Photos

Danielle Wozniak presenting at St. John's Episcopal Church April 24, 2009.
The crowd gathered for Danielle's speech and potluck dinner!
Rose Brock presenting the Peace Cairn at Peace Park, just before the speak out began.
Marci Robinson and Dona from the Copper King Express doing the final segment of the Live Remote!

Peace Cairn Video

Monday, April 20, 2009


Staff and volunteers are gearing up for the 5th Annual Take Back The Night Event slated to take place April 24th, 2009. This year's key-note speaker is Danielle W. from U of M in Missoula. Danielle is an anthropologist, a social worker as well as a professor. She has writen two books and co-authored an additional one. She will be speaking at St. John's Church, which is located at 15 N Idaho. There will be a potluck style dinner there as well. The whole event will be starting at the Courthouse steps at 7pm!

Hope to see you there!!!

Safe Space's Resident Blogger!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Clothesline Project Pictures

The Clothesline Project went over with great success! We had 6 children and 5 women show up and do shirts. Safe Space is going to display the shirts at the Take Back the Night April 24, 2009 at St. John's Church, and hopefully throughout the community during the month of April. Make sure you look closely at the pictures!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quick Updates for the Week

Happy St. Patrick's Day all! Today after the staff meeting I thought I'd better just update the blog with the new and exciting information that was discussed. Jori has set a date for the Spring Swing at the Fairmont Hot Springs Golf Tourney, it will take place on June 13, 2009. The cost is still going to be 45 dollars per person and 180 per 4 person team. It will begin at 9am with a shotgun start.

Also, Bridget and I are going to be doing a contest at the local high school to go along with our Take Back the Night theme, which is "We are all in this together!" Take Back the Night will take place on April 24, 2009 starting at the Butte Silver Bow Court House at 5pm. More details on this to follow!

Thanks for reading!
Anita Pollock
AmeriCorps ViSTA