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
317 N Washington St
Hendersonville, NC 28739 828.693.3840

Resale Store

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

Samantha NaumanCAC Program Manager Elsie Rea-NuñezBilingual Forensic Interviewer Emily JoynerCAC Case Manager and Forensic Interviewer


Dustin NisleyClinician
Joe HannahClinician Suzanne CarlinClinician Sara GerallClinician Shalom LittrellClinician

Family Advocacy Center

Lynne Taylor, PhD
FAC Program Manager Michaelee JonesFAC Case Manager


Rebecca AlfordClinician
Missy Blackwell
Job Training and Housing Program Manager Sherron BristolDVIP Group Facilitator Carrie IsraelOutreach Manager


Morgan Abendroth
Shelter Manager Paige StackCase Manager



2022-2023 Annual Sponsors:

Stuller Power Solutions
Champion Comfort Experts
Advent Health
Rent 828
First Citizens Bank
Shamburger Architectural Group
Southern Alarm and Security

Funded By:

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

Memberships and Affiliations:

NCA Accredited Member
Charity Navigator Safelight Page