Our counselors and advocates understand your needs and the circumstances involved in intimate partner violence.
We offer support in a secure, nonjudgmental environment where families, individuals and children can learn to keep themselves safe and access appropriate services. We help you rebuild your life, build your self-esteem and empower you with the self-sufficiency skills you need to live a life free of abuse.
24-Hour Response Line
If you or someone you know has experienced any form of interpersonal violence, Safelight provides a 24-hour crisis line that offers help and support.
Completely confidential, free counseling sessions are available for all women, men, and children who have ever experienced the trauma of interpersonal violence.
Each survivor and his or her circumstances is different and Safelight recognizes the need for appropriate community referrals. A staff member will assist each survivor as they work toward overcoming the interpersonal violence by identifying needs of the whole person and helping the survivor access needed community resources.
We offer more than a safe place to stay. Services are available for free to survivors of interpersonal violence in shelter and outreach (non-shelter). At the present time, the shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Advocates will help the survivor determine eligibility and file the proper paperwork to receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, etc.
Trained assistants can help file paperwork to keep your current address confidential. Mail will be delivered to an address of your choice rather than your street address.
Various weekly support groups are provided, free of charge, to survivors of interpersonal violence in shelter and outreach (non-shelter). Groups facilitators provide a supportive environment for participants to discuss issues which promote physical and emotional healing.