About

Our Mission

Safe Center is committed to ending domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Stephens and Jefferson Counties. Safe Center will assist all victims through crisis intervention, advocacy support groups, temporary emergency shelter and safety planning.

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Our Vision

Safe Center believes that violence and abuse are preventable and we will provide awareness, education, and prevention to our community. We will enhance our partnerships with our community members to assist us in providing services to all victims and survivors. We believe these services must be community based, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed.

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Our Philosophy

We believe in the right of all people to live without fear, threat, and oppression. Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse are tools used to oppress and control persons through power and control. Physical and sexual abuse are criminal acts. Perpetrators of these crimes should be held accountable for their aggression.

 

We believe we must confront violence against all individuals in all ways possible. This includes direct services, raising public awareness, and legislative action to strengthen laws and ensure adequate funding for our programs. These services must be community based and culturally sensitive.

 

We believe in self-determination of our clients. Our goal is to empower and support survivors so they can break the cycle of violence in their lives and live without fear and abuse.

 

We believe services must be available to all who seek them regardless of age, race, handicap, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or immigration status.

 

We believe safety for the victims/survivors and their dependents is the primary focus of intervention and services.

 

We believe intervention and services shall be based upon the safety and well-being of individuals and communities. Services to victims are provided in a non-judgmental, non-coercive, trauma-informed environment.

 

We believe participation in victim/services is voluntary and based on self-determined needs, preferences and values.