SAFE's Mission

SAFE is committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse

SAFE's Vision Statement

Prevention through education, advocacy and appropriate intervention is the ultimate goal. All victims of domestic violence and sexual assault will be provided safety, treated with dignity and respect and given the opportunity to create long lasting changes that will result in a life free of violence and abuse.

SAFE's History

Since 1985, SAFE, Inc. has been providing shelter, programs and services to people impacted by domestic and/or sexual violence. The impact is wide and includes the victims, abusers, friends, families and the community at large. In that time SAFE has grown into the agency it is today. The agency consists of around 20 employees, over 200 volunteers and numerous board members. Our emergency shelter is named after Stacey Carter who was the daughter of SAFE's past Executive Director, Roberta Hallinen. Stacey's House can comfortably house 16 women and children but has housed up to 24 at one time. Stacey's House is one of a growing number of certified PAWS(Pets and Women Shelters) Shelter. That means that women in need can bring their animals to the shelter.

Incorporated August 1985
First office at UMC in 1986
First shelter leased in 1988
First shelter purchased 1992
Transfer of sexual assault and rape crisis services from The Healing Place to SAFE in 1999
Stacey's House purchased in 2006
Link to SAFE's full history


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