Safe Space provides a highly secured and 24 hour staffed/volunteer advocate on site emergency shelter for women and children in need of a safe place to stay. The emergency shelter has 22 beds, both for individuals and families. While a victim is staying at the shelter, Safe Space offers personal advocacy, counseling, and guidance, as well as weekly and monthly support groups for women, men, children, members of the LGBTQ community, and family & friends. The shelter is able to provide emergency funds for gas, clothing from donations, and other day to day necessities.
HOW TO BE ADMITTED TO THE SHELTER In order to request emergency shelter, a victim needs to speak with our crisis line advocate. Our client advocates will be able to assess the client's situation and discuss options to include emergency shelter based on each individual situation. Referrals are accepted from collaborating agencies, including the hospitals and law enforcement in all 6 counties.
WHAT IS THE SHELTER LIKE? Safe Space's shelter is located in a confidentiality, but highly secured location. In total, 22 individuals are able to be sheltered at any given time, including children (men are housed at a separate facility). Our shelter is complete with separate bedrooms (some with attached full baths), full kitchen, large dining area, laundry facility, family room, play room, sitting rooms, quiet room for religious and spiritual reflection or prayer, large meeting space, intake room, and on-site employee and business offices. Support group meetings are held weekly for shelter residents and non-residents by staff. Staff work onsite at the office of the shelter 24/7. Staff strive to empower clients to make positive and safe choices during their stay at our emergency shelter in a home environment.