The Help SAVE Foundation

The Help SAVE Foundation The Help SAVE Foundation is a non profit program educating Law Enforcement & Social Work Professionals from a Domestic Violence victims standpoint.
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Executive Director Jennifer Blum is a survivor of Domestic Abuse. After 13years of abuse Jennifer Blum found the courage to go for help, however her first attempt as getting help for her and her sons was unsuccessful. The Lieutenant she spoke with ignored her cries for help and didn't take her seriously. Jennifer left that police station feeling like there was no help.Her abuser had spent years convincing her there was no place she could go, no one could help her. Unfortunately, her experience with that Lieutenant proved her abuser right. As a result of that Lieutenant's actions, Jennifer and her sons continued to live in fear and her abuser was able to abuse two more women. -A year later, still in fear Jennifer again went for help. She went to a different Police Station. The officer she spoke with DID listen. She DID get the help and protections she needed for herself and her family. In February 2015 her abuser pled guilty to several domestic violence charges. He is currently incarcerated. In July 2015 her abuser again pled guilty in his second case of Domestic Violence towards one of the women that came after her. - The experience Jennifer had with the first police department she went to haunted her. Jennifer knew that if that Lieutenant had just listened, recognized the signs, and had some compassion he could have not only saved her and her sons from living another day in fear but also could have saved two more women form being abused. -Jennifer understands the challenges a victim faces in coming forward. She also understands how important it is for Law Enforcement to listen. She is dedicated to teaching Law Enforcement these challenges so they can help Victims become Survivors.

Mission: At The Help SAVE Foundation we understand the challenges domestic violence victims face in coming forward. We are dedicated to Educating Law Enforcement and social Work Professionals so they have the tools and compassion to help victims become survivors.

Operating as usual

06/20/2020
Podcast #6

Today Cheri and I talk about the different kinds of Domestic Abuse. Many feel as though if they are not being physically hit they are not in an abusive relationship. We hope to shed some light on this so you can see that one leads to the other.

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05/29/2020
Domestic violence spikes in R.I. and Mass. amid pandemic – ABC6

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The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence reported a 40% spike in helpline/hotline calls in April, compared to April 2019. A total of 559 helpline/hotline callers requested emergency shelter – representing almost a nine-fold increase compared to April 2019. Last month, RICADV warned the...

05/23/2020
Podcast #3

We have a great podcast for you today.. Focusing on our youth and the conversations you can be having with your children while they are home and you have their attention..

05/09/2020

DV in Quarantine

05/06/2020

πŸ’œπŸ’œTry to Imagine Home is your Hell instead of your Haven. Going to work everyday is your escape... This is reality for many people in our communities that are affected by Domestic Violence; Alone. At home. With their abuser.

For me, I don’t have to imagine. It wasn’t a pandemic but it was a blizzard in 2003 which shut down the state. This was a very bad time for me. For the last 5 weeks I’ve been working with an overwhelming amount of women/men living that life right now. With every call or email, I can feel what they are going through.

I’ve teamed up with Cheri Petitpas, LICSW and beginning this Saturday, May 9th we are going to go LIVE on The Help SAVE Foundation's page. We will be giving very informative information and resources to those being affected by Domestic Violence; this includes family, friends and colleagues. We will talk about a different topic every week and will answer your questions. If you or someone you know is in need of Help, please reach out to us. We are here for you!πŸ’œπŸ’œ

02/06/2020

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12/13/2019
11 Reasons Why People in Abusive Relationships Can't 'Just Leave'

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When many people hear that someone is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, their first question is, β€œWhy don’t they leave?” Here are 11 of the many reasons that someone in an unhealthy situation might stay with their partner.

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08/15/2019

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Brian Jagielski, 53, of Tiverton, RI, is wanted in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island in connection to serious domestic violence cases. The defendant, who has a lengthy history of domestic violence related convictions, is under indictment in Bristol County for strangling his girlfriend on multiple occasions in New Bedford and for also taking her to the Freetown Forest against her will and threatening to bury her there. He is also accused of slapping her, smashing a vase and holding a piece of its broken glass up to her throat while threatening to kill her. The incidents are all alleged to have occurred in January. At the time of his arrest by New Bedford Police, he was on probation in Rhode Island for a previous domestic violence conviction where he spent four years in prison. While the Bristol County case was still in the District Court, the defendant posted $27,500 cash bail and was then transported to Rhode Island for the alleged violation of his probation. After a hearing in Rhode Island last month, he posted an additional $10,000 cash bail and was ordered to return to Massachusetts for his Superior Court arraignment on the new indictment charging him with assault and battery on a family or household member, assault with a dangerous weapon, strangulation and witness intimidation. He was to be arraigned on July 16th in Fall River Superior Court, but did not appear. An arrest warrant issued on that same day.

Love seeing this.. Awesome PowerPoint by Tanya Marie on Domestic Violence.. Thank you for choosing this important topic ...
05/04/2019

Love seeing this.. Awesome PowerPoint by Tanya Marie on Domestic Violence.. Thank you for choosing this important topic so dear to meπŸ’œ You are going to rock your presentation Monday!

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03/15/2019

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πŸ’œLast Wednesday I was working with Law makers on the Massachusetts Domestic Violence Repeat Offender Registry. The very ...
02/24/2019

πŸ’œLast Wednesday I was working with Law makers on the Massachusetts Domestic Violence Repeat Offender Registry. The very next day (Valentine’s Day) I get the call that Brian (my ex and abuser ) had been arrested AGAIN for Domestic Violence! This is women #7 and that’s just the ones we know about. Nicole and I as survivors of Brian went in and spoke to the Detective on this new case. Our statements were powerful and we were asked to be in court for his dangerousness hearing to show support for the newest victim. We were there yesterday in court and it wasn’t until we arrived that we were asked to testify. We both agreed to relive our nightmares in order to keep him held dangerous until his trial and we succeeded. To quote the judge β€œAs sure as the sun will rise each day, I find this man Dangerousβ€πŸ’œ I pray this is the beginning of the end.. And that this time they never let him out to destroy more women and children’s lives!

πŸ’œThe Help SAVE Foundation bracelet would make a great gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season. $10 and you’re suppo...
12/06/2018

πŸ’œThe Help SAVE Foundation bracelet would make a great gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season. $10 and you’re supporting a great cause.
You can order through PayPal
[email protected]
Be sure to include your name and where you’d like your bracelet(s) shipped. You can also message me to orderπŸ’œ

11/15/2018
Got Talent Global

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An emotional performance against Domestic violence! #GotTalent

10/25/2018
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10/11/2018

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08/16/2018
The Help Save Foundation Jersey

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A portion of proceeds will be donated to The Help Save Foundation. 100% USA MADE Performance Jersey Material S-5XL Available Please allow up to 2 weeks production and handling time.

πŸ’œThank you Teah Keogh of Anchor Me for creating our very own bracelet! So exciting.. they are $10 and available for ship...
07/24/2018

πŸ’œThank you Teah Keogh of Anchor Me for creating our very own bracelet! So exciting.. they are $10 and available for shipping. (Message me for details on how to order.) All proceeds go to The Help SAVE Foundation and help those affected by Domestic Violence in our communities.πŸ’œ

06/24/2018
The Chris Resendes Show

The Chris Resendes Show

Did you know that you can help your cause of choice while doing your everyday Amazon shopping? Amazon Smile is a program that donates 0.5% of your purchase to your selected cause. No extra costs or fees are associated with it!! It's a no-brainer to get signed up and set up!

The Choice Cause in our household is the Help Save Foundation!!

06/21/2018
Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty

There is no excuse for emotional or physical abuse.

β€œThere are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” - Laurell K. Hamilton

Starring:
John Gould
Anahita Hughes

06/15/2018
New Bedford Guide

πŸ’œπŸ’œ Always great talking to AResendes Chris. Thank you πŸ’œπŸ’œ

This week Chris sits down with Jenn Blum from the Help Save Foundation to discuss domestic violence and questions posed since her last appearance. He will also sit down and talk with Helena Dasilva Hughes from the Immigrants Assistance Center to discuss the upcoming Citizenship Workshop.

With a new format and studio Chris will also touch upon random current events with his guests and engage the live audience for some great interaction.

Awesome meeting today with Massachusetts State Representative Tim Whelan. His influence and team are going to be very he...
03/20/2018

Awesome meeting today with Massachusetts State Representative Tim Whelan. His influence and team are going to be very helpful in getting β€œJenny’s Law” into legislation.

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On my drive home I couldn’t stop thinking about a conversation the boys and I had at breakfast. This past weekend (3/17) made 5 yrs since I was able to get us out of that house of horror. After 13 of the worst years of my life, the opportunity to leave came and I didn’t look back!

It’s been 5 years since I’ve been touched or spoken to violently.

It’s been 5 years since my sons have heard my screams.

It’s been 5 years since I’ve begged for my life (secretly wishing it would end so I didn’t have to live that way any longer)

It’s been 5 years since I lived in fear.

It’s been 5 years, tonight we celebrate the many more years to come!

Our lives are completely different. I’m so thankful for this, however I will never forget how horrible my life was. I got this far not giving up, pushing forward even when I had no more push..

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02/02/2018

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10/21/2017
New Bedford Guide

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A must listen. Here's 13-year domestic abuse survivor Jen Blum's impact statement to the judge and how the judicial system has failed her and other women.

Full interview: https://www.newbedfordguide.com/the-chris-resendes-show-with-jen-blum-to-discuss-domestic-violence/2017/10/14

If you are a victim of domestic violence you can contact Jen's organization for help or the the Women's Center in New Bedford. If you feel in immediate danger contact 911.

Catch the Chris Resendes Show every Thursday at 7pm.

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10/20/2017
New Bedford Guide

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#FacesOfNewBedford No. 125: Meet Jen Blum, 40-year-old esthetician and founder of the Help Save Foundation.

10/13/2017
New Bedford Guide

πŸ’œ Domestic Violence Awareness πŸ’œ

Thank you Chris Resendes for having me on your show!

Chris Resendes live on New Bedford Guide's page as he talks local and national issues.

TOPIC 1: Jen Blum from the Hope Foundation discussion on domestic violence.

TOPIC 2: Former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang to discuss the current state New Bedford from the perspective of past leadership.

10/08/2017

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Jen Blum ... Admittedly, this is not something I had thought about as such a harsh reality of the stay at home orders...
Please if anyone can help .. God bless