The Domestic Violence program of Someplace Safe is operated by staff and/or volunteers who have been trained to help victims and survivors cope with a wide range of needs and responses to domestic violence. All advocacy services provided by Someplace Safe are completely free and confidential.
24 Hour Crisis Line – 800-974-3359
Our emergency crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The line is staffed by individuals trained to listen, offer information, and make referrals to cooperating emergency agencies if necessary.
Advocates are trained staff and volunteers who offer help for victims, survivors, family and friends who have been affected by family violence. Advocates are available to:
- Assist survivors of abuse or assault at the hospital or law enforcement center
- Guide and assist in locating resources (security and protection, food, clothing, household items, personal supplies, Thrift Store Vouchers, etc.)
- Offer information on Community and Government Resources
- Provide Legal Advocacy and/or Criminal Justice System Intervention (assistance with Protection Orders, Restitution, Reparations or visitation arrangements; accompaniment to or tracking of criminal process; court advocacy, etc.)
Support groups are offered at each Someplace Safe location for survivors of domestic violence. This service is a completely confidential environment in which survivors can explore, discuss, and understand the impact of the violence in their lives.
Short Term Emergency Placement Services
Short Term Emergency Placement Services (S.T.E.P.S.) may be available for victims and survivors of domestic violence in need. Referrals, transportation, and accompaniment to appointments may also be available.
Parenting Time Centers
Someplace Safe Parenting Time Centers provide safe, neutral environments to visit or exchange children. Intakes are required. Fees are charged on a sliding scale for these services.
Someplace Safe’s Thrift Store provides household items, clothing and furniture for individuals utilizing our services through a voucher system. Contact your local Advocacy Office for information.
Volunteers are also needed at the store. Stop in or call for information!
The goals of community education are prevention and awareness. Presentations are designed to increase awareness about domestic violence. Our speakers include trained staff and volunteers who present to clubs, schools, organizations and professionals. Informative programs are available on a variety of topics relating to domestic violence, with their focus on raising awareness and the prevention of future violence.
Volunteers and Interns
Trained volunteers and interns are directly involved in providing the services that Someplace Safe offers. All volunteers working directly with clients complete an initial 80 hour training program and receive on-going, on the job training. Customized internships are available with collaboration from local colleges and universities. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer or internship opportunities, please contact your local Someplace Safe Advocacy Office.