Safelight, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Safelight” or the “Agency”) is a private, non-profit organization that is committed to breaking the cycle of interpersonal violence. Safelight since 1984 has been providing trauma informed services that allow survivors of interpersonal violence (i. e. domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder abuse, child abuse, etc.) to build new, violence-free lives in a sustainable way. Safelight is a comprehensive nonprofit serving survivors and we offer a continuum of services helping move survivors from crisis to sustainability. Safelight is known as the primary service provider for survivors in Henderson County.
Safelight provides a multifaceted approach to counteracting abuse and violence in our community as we serve all survivors of interpersonal violence. All services and programs are offered free-of-charge in a secure, nonjudgmental environment conducive to recovery from abuse and trauma. Our organization has evolved from a crisis-driven agency to one creating stability for our clients delivering long term services connection addressing community needs such as safe affordable housing, accessible healthcare, and the need for stable employment.
Through our continuum of programs, we help survivors begin the process of overcoming the physical and emotional trauma these include the largest 24/7 emergency shelter and hotline for survivors in western NC, counseling center with individual and support group services, an accredited child advocacy center performing child medical exams and forensic interviews, a family advocacy center offering legal, law enforcement and medical advocacy and linkages to care, a job training program onsite and outreach program for prevention and education in our community. By removing barriers, Safelight’s services heal lives and create a safer, healthier community.
Safelight’s services are offered to all survivors (and their families) of interpersonal//domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history. Safelight services are offered free of charge (exception is DVIP for perpetrators) and none shall not be denied based on ability to pay.