Elizabeth Conley-Lepene, founder and president of the nonprofit Safe House, a national organization to end domestic violence, with headquarters in Saco, is also a banner participant in Patrisha McClean’s Finding Our Voices campaign.

According to the Safe House website, its mission is to “focus on making the maximum positive effort in our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us initiate change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.”

Safe House was recently notified it had been awarded three “Purple Ribbon Awards” from DomesticShelters.org. The Purple Ribbon Awards are the first comprehensive awards program honoring the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, programs, shelters, survivors, and members of the community support system. Safe House could be selected to receive a portion of $30,000 in grant money at the Purple Ribbon Award Ceremony on Sept. 21, 2022. Patrisha McClean’s Finding Our Voices was a Purple Ribbon Award winner for the category “Outstanding Awareness Event or Campaign.” Registration is free to anyone looking to attend the Inspire Webinar and/or Purple Ribbon Awards and can be found at purpleribbonawards.org.