February is teen dating violence awareness month.
For a full schedule and more information please call Christina or Shoneika at (706) 736-2499
SafeHomes is a nonprofit organization committed to ending domestic violence in our communities surrounding Augusta, GA, as well as assisting victims of domestic violence. Servicing ten counties in East Central Georgia, we impact the lives of more than 2000 individuals and their families each year in the region. Along with focused programs of directed services for women, men and children, SafeHomes operates a 16-bed emergency shelter, while offering essential aid to non-residential victims of violence.
All services, including the
24-hour crisis line, are free and confidential. We are here
to promote domestic
violence awareness, dating violence prevention and
offer family abuse
intervention. We also offer
a family shelter for anyone in need.
In 1979, a committed group of women in Augusta began on a mission to find ways to assist victims of domestic violence. At the time, no local agencies offered such services. The women continued to research, gather resources, and gain support until their effort was first realized in 1983. During that year, as many as 80 women were provided with emergency shelter.
The impact has brought the attention and the recognition of the community to the official establishment of SafeHomes. For the next 30 years, we have expanded our programs and continued to serve an increasing number of women, men and their children in order to fulfill our mission to transform victims of domestic violence into survivors.
Our core services include: 24-hr crisis line; safe and confidential temporary shelter for victims of family violence and their children; family abuse intervention for women, men, teens, and children; guidance to networking with community agencies; safety planning, financial assistance, legal and social service advocacy, children’s program, household establishment assistance, transportation services, dating violence, non-residential services, and more.
Domestic violence does not limit itself to physical harm and comes in many forms, such as emotional abuse, sexual abuse, social isolation, and intimidation. It affects women, men and children of all ages, occupations, race, and income levels. We believe that it is the basic right for every person to live in their own home without fear. In addition, our staff, volunteers, and supporters work diligently towards our vision of a community free from domestic violence through education, awareness, and advocacy. Victims can become survivors through education and empowerment, and they can be the key to break the cycle of abuse in a family.
Volunteers are an integral part of SafeHomes and our mission. We could not achieve our goals in the community without the passion, skills, time, and commitment that they so generously provide. By giving of themselves, they are positively affecting the communities where we live. There are numerous ways to help throughout our ten-county service area. Anyone may apply to volunteer, but certain requirements must be met in order to qualify.
We could not provide our programs and services without the assistance of our supporters, donors, sponsors, and friends who accompany us with their efforts and time. Our partnerships with organizations, businesses, and individuals provide us with funding, supplies, talents, and other resources.
Along with monetary gifts, we also receive necessary needs for our family shelter, such as cleaning supplies, clothing, linens, toiletries, personal hygiene products, undergarments, gift cards, baby supplies, school supplies, and toys. Another way to support us is through our cell phone recycling program.
Many phones are provided to our clients during safety planning to be used solely for making 911 emergency calls. We also recycle unusable phones with Shelter Alliance— a company dedicated to cell phone recycling in a socially responsible way and will in turn provide a small monetary donation per phone.
If you are being abused or know someone who is, we can help. Our staff is a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to improving the lives of domestic violence victims in our communities. All of our services are free and confidential. Please remember and share our 24-hour, confidential hotline: 706-736-2499 toll free 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-33-HAVEN
If you would like to volunteer or provide a donation, please call 706-736-2499, Monday- Friday 8am-4pm.
SafeHomes of Augusta, GA provides assistance in domestic violence prevention, family violence intervention and domestic violence awareness. Call us today for help!
Call us today for help!
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