27 CLOSE CALLS™
The Problem: If you are a woman, you will either be raped or be the target of an attempted rape at some point in your lifetime.
The Solution: 27 Close Calls™ and the Close Call Method™.
BE A BADASS,
NOT A TARGET
What is Close Calls?
It is a great way to manage your own safety.
It is personal safety for your brain.
It is like having secret service protection for the average woman.
It is empowering.
It is this cool thing where if you know these 27 crime cases, you will be able to identify almost anything bad that is about to happen to you. And stop it before it starts.
EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE SAFE™
HOW IT WORKS
27 Close Calls™ makes women safe through knowledge of how predators operate and how they can be avoided or overcome. Real women share their own Close Calls™, or violent encounters, with us. Our team of expert investigators, made up of retired law enforcement, military professionals and others, examine the cases to learn from the heroine. From these stories, other women can learn how to identify and avoid violence with our insights and strategies.
MAKE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE SAFE
Learning to be safe is fast, easy, and even fun.
This is serious stuff, but we have made it so that it is engaging, like CSI cases that need to be solved. There are currently two ways to get going.
1. Read 27 Close Calls.
This book is our collection of the 27 most likely scenarios that an average woman might encounter and how to identify, navigate, or deal with it if she really does. We believe most close calls can be identified early and completely avoided with a few simple yet effective tools.
2. Take our 27 Close Calls Basics class.
This class is based on the book but is done in one session from anywhere you have a good internet connection. We use the case method like they do in law schools so the classes are fast and the best part is, when it is over, you will be able to use your new skills immediately.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORY
Help other women to be safer.
Please tell us your story. You can do this anonymously if you wish. If you provide a name and email, we may follow up with questions or a request for an interview. You see, every time we get a new story of violence, danger, or even a sketchy situation, up to three of our investigators or analysts will read it, searching for new insights about how to be safe. This gives us the opportunity to help the next woman avoid that specific kind of situation. You can literally save a life by sharing your story, even though you may never know that person. The Close Call Method™ is that powerful. Every time a woman reads one of our stories, she has a pretty good chance to avoid that situation or at least reduce the violence that accompanies it. We will never share reference you by name and all of our published stories have minor details changed so no one will recognize it. The submission page is held at our partner organization StriderSafety.org. Your story will make a difference.
- Connie Hartsfield, Director of Close Calls, Strider SFV Lab.
19 MILLION BEAUTIFUL HEARTS
Make 1 Million Women Safe
Women face violence and sexual assault in every corner of our society, but did you know that 1.9 million women will be raped this year in the United States*? In the next 10 years that is 19 million women. We have a solution that can make at least 1 million women safe, but we need a partner to get it launched. Contact us to learn how you can help.
HELP FUND WOMEN'S SAFETY
One Woman at a Time
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies to bring women to safety but we can't do it alone. Please consider making a donation that could save a woman from a violent encounter. If you can't help fund it, please follow us on social media and share our posts. The more women we can reach, the more women that can benefit from our hero's stories and our expert tools.
"This will change lives, spiritually, emotionally, and physically."