In Fairfax County, Virginia, where Safe Places is located, over 400 victims fleeing domestic violence had to be turned away from shelter last year because they were full.
Safe Places provides an alternative — safe, affordable housing in confidential scattered sites for up two years to help survivors find safety from their abuser, work to recover from the trauma they have endured and begin rebuilding their lives. Advocates work with survivors on a variety of individual needs to include safety planning, court advocacy, employment/vocational training, crisis counseling, budgeting, housing counseling, and connecting them with vital community resources. Nearly 90% of our families secure permanent housing by the time they leave our program.
Everyone has a right to live in a home free of violence and your gift today will provide a lifesaving stepping stone for someone in need.