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Safelight is excited to be a part of 220 nonprofits throughout the country raising money for domestic violence. The Purple Purse Challenge is a friendly, fundraising campaign launched by the AllState Foundation where organizations compete to raise money, with the top teams earning cash prizes. The Challenge takes places from October 2nd-31st. To contribute, go to our fundraising page and click the donate button, (OPEN FOR DONATIONS NOW!)

Do You Need Help? imageSafelight is a nonprofit agency that provides support for victims of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. We make it possible for families who want to be free of violent relationships, to succeed. We make hope real.

If you are in Immediate Danger, Call 9-1-1

24 Hours Daily

Are you safe?

Know of someone who is not safe?

If you would like to talk with someone, call or come by. That's why we are here.

We are located at:
133 5th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC
Corner of Church St and 5th Ave


What makes Safelight Different?

We provide not only immediate short-term help but long term solutions to women, men and children in crisis.

Safelight gives individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual abuse and child abuse a real second chance, an opportunity to redesign and better their lives.

Today, due to Safelight's broad community support and partners, we are addressing needs in mental health, substance abuse, employment and housing.


Safelight 101- October 19th at 4:00pm

Conversations with Remarkable Women
October 19th 5:30-7:30 pm

Purple Purse Challenge- October 2nd-31st To contribute, go to our fundraising page, and click the donate button, (this feature will become active on October 2nd at 12pm).




About Us

our mission:
creating hope,
healing lives,
changing community

We offer free, confidential help for adults and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Our services include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, counseling, case management, support groups, job training, transitional housing and much more.

Over time, the organization has evolved from a strictly crisis-driven agency to one striving to develop longer-term services addressing community needs such as low-income housing and the unavailability of medical, mental health and substance abuse resources.  Click here for more history about Safelight

This Year


crisis calls answered


adults/children sheltered


children served by the Child Advocacy Center


served by the Family Justice Center

Our Work

Success Stories

Funded By:

United Way
Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program

Thank you to United Way, the Family Violence Prevention Services Program, US DHHS, and NC Council for Women for financial support.