SAFE's Mission

SAFE will lead our community in eliminating domestic violence and sexual violence through prevention, advocacy, education and healing.

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) Shelters. 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
Read SAFE's full history

SAFE's Strategic Plan

Making extraordinary things happen in an organization requires vision, planning, leadership and courage to move forward. The following Strategic Plan was adopted April 8, 2015 by the SAFE, Inc. Board of Directors. This document represents the commitment of the Board of Directors to its agency with the provision of clearly defined direction and vision for the future. Download and read the pdf.


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