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

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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 Maria ColmontBilingual Forensic Interviewer Elsie Rea-NuñezBilingual Forensic Interviewer Emily JoynerCAC Case Manager and Forensic Interviewer


Rebecca AlfordCounselor
Kristen GoossensClinical Manager
Dustin NisleyClinician
Sara Arana FunesClinician
Joe HannahClinician Suzanne CarlinClinician

Family Advocacy Center

Sherron BristolFVMP Group Facilitator Michaelee JonesFAC Case Manager


Missy Blackwell
Job Training and Housing Program Manager


Morgan Abendroth
Shelter Manager Paige StackCase Manager



2021-2022 Annual Sponsors:

Stuller Power Solutions
Champion Comfort Experts
Advent Health

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