our mission: creating hope, healing lives, changing community

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides support for survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Making it possible for families who want to be free of violent relationships to succeed. We make hope real.

Safelight offers a broad range of services, provided by staff and over 100 dedicated volunteers. Safelight continues to rely on the generosity of the community for donations of money, time, and goods for our shelter, store, and other programs. 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.

Contact Information

Safelight, Inc.

General Information
133 5th Ave W
Hendersonville, NC 28792 828.693.3840

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Diane Bentley
Store Manager


Ashley Osgood

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Lauren Wilkie
Executive Director Jennifer CornOperations DirectorSara ColeDevelopment Director Susan HuterProgram Director Gabrielle KalisClinical Director Blanca NuckollsAccounting Coordinator Kira IsaksenVolunteer and Marketing Coordinator

Child Advocacy Center

Shalom LittrellCAC Program Manager Cuauhtli LozadaBilingual Forensic Interviewer Maria ColmontCAC Case Manager and Forensic Interviewer


Rebecca AlfordCounselor Angie Buchanan
Counselor Dustin NisleyClinician Terri WilsonClinician Katie YoungClinician

Family Advocacy Center

Daniella Wassel Dwornik
FJC Manager Sherron BristolFVMP Group Facilitator Morgan PerkinsFJC Case Manager


Missy Blackwell
Job Training and Housing Program Manager


Kristen Goossens
Shelter Manager Paige StackCase Manager



2020-2021 Annual Sponsors:

Advent Health
Champion Comfort Experts
Stuller Power Solutions

Funded By:

Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program
United Way
Hunter Hometown Foundation
Mary Kay Foundation

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