Safe Places

Safe Places Transitional housing program for women and children homeless as a result of domestic violence.

Did you know that one of out of every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime? (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence). When families come to Safe Places they are fleeing abuse. They hope that with some help they can provide a safe and loving place for their children to live in a place free from violence. Safe Places is a 24-month transitional housing program serving families throughout Fairfax County, Virginia who are homeless as a result of domestic violence. Program participants are involved in weekly or bi-weekly case management sessions, or home visits. These meetings focus on budgeting, permanent housing searches and the overall goal of obtaining self-sufficiency. All of the families are referred to the program through Fairfax County emergency shelters including, but not limited to, Bethany House of Northern Virginia and Shelter House’s Artemis House. Each head of household is required to work or attend school for at least 30 hours per week and their monthly rent is based on 30% of their income. With your help, Safe Places can provide support for mothers to: •obtain a certificate or degree •enroll in job training courses •cover car repairs and transportation fees

Mission: The Mission of Safe Places is to provide families who are homeless as a result of domestic violence with safety and shelter while empowering them to break the cycle and live free of abuse.

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11/27/2019

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Happy Thanksgiving on behalf of Safe Places, we must recognize the blessings we have, share them if possible and remembe...
11/16/2019

Happy Thanksgiving on behalf of Safe Places, we must recognize the blessings we have, share them if possible and remember-
"It is when we stop thinking about what we don't have or what we lack, and become grateful for who we are, that we can gain access to true unlimited inspiration."
-Frank Arrigazzi, TIP TOP Spiritual Lessons

We are helping a client raise money to pay for her last semester of law school. Follow the link to read her story and co...
01/24/2019
From Teen Bride to Aspiring Law School Graduate - Safe Places

We are helping a client raise money to pay for her last semester of law school. Follow the link to read her story and consider helping her meet her goal!

https://www.safe-places.org/from-teen-bride-to-aspiring-law-school-graduate

Saadia had a hard life growing up in a small village in Pakistan and witnessing the repeated abuse of and torture of her mother at the hands of her father. Things did not get any better for her as a young woman, when as a young woman still in her teens, her father announced that …

Playing Santa this week has been so much fun! We couldn't have done it without our amazing elves: our staff, volunteers ...
12/20/2018

Playing Santa this week has been so much fun! We couldn't have done it without our amazing elves: our staff, volunteers and donors! Our clients are so appreciative! Thank you!

We had a fantastic time this week at our annual holiday party with our families.  We cannot thank Just Clowning Around e...
12/13/2018

We had a fantastic time this week at our annual holiday party with our families. We cannot thank Just Clowning Around enough for their time and talents! Our families truly appreciated the unique experience that you give them to interact with Santa and his Elves!

Calling all wrapping wizards! Join us on Tuesday, December 18 at 6pm for a wrapping night so our moms enjoy the surprise...
12/05/2018

Calling all wrapping wizards! Join us on Tuesday, December 18 at 6pm for a wrapping night so our moms enjoy the surprise of unwrapping gifts this holiday! Email Lauren at [email protected] to sign up!

This #givingtuesday we want to thank our amazing volunteers and donors for all that they do year round to keep our progr...
11/27/2018

This #givingtuesday we want to thank our amazing volunteers and donors for all that they do year round to keep our program going. Thank you for helping us clothe our clients with warm coats, feed them with Thanksgiving staples and thank you to all of those involved in making sure everyone has something to open on Christmas morning! https://www.safe-places.org/donor-opportunities

We are so close! We only need 25 more individuals (15 children & 10 moms) sponsored for every person in our program to r...
11/20/2018

We are so close! We only need 25 more individuals (15 children & 10 moms) sponsored for every person in our program to receive holiday gifts! That is only 7 more families. Can you help us provide holiday gifts for everyone in Safe Places? Email Lauren today at [email protected]

About halfway through shopping for our clients’ Thanksgiving meals!  Thank you to everyone who contributed!  We reached ...
11/16/2018

About halfway through shopping for our clients’ Thanksgiving meals! Thank you to everyone who contributed! We reached our fundraising and collection goals and we know our clients will be so grateful for the bounty!

I know it feels early, but we are working hard to keep the illusion that Santa is real. We are now working on matching e...
11/13/2018

I know it feels early, but we are working hard to keep the illusion that Santa is real. We are now working on matching every mother and child in the program up with a sponsor for the upcoming holiday season. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, or even a family, send us a message or email Lauren ([email protected]) and you will be sent a child, mom or family's wish lists to help play Santa for one of our families!

Its a wrap! Our last few families are receiving their warm winter gear today thanks to our amazing donors like Nurturing...
11/12/2018

Its a wrap! Our last few families are receiving their warm winter gear today thanks to our amazing donors like Nurturing Families! Thank you to everyone who was able to contribute!

Thank you for staying tuned into domestic violence myths and facts, raising awareness this October was definitely a succ...
10/31/2018

Thank you for staying tuned into domestic violence myths and facts, raising awareness this October was definitely a success. Keep checking our page for everything you should know about domestic violence! Happy Halloween!

The final coats are coming in (still in need of a few women and toddler sized coats), but we are ready to hit the ground...
10/29/2018

The final coats are coming in (still in need of a few women and toddler sized coats), but we are ready to hit the ground running on our Thanksgiving Food Drive! Can you contribute non perishables? email [email protected] to schedule a pickup or order off of our Amazon wish list http://a.co/cNnapi4

We are a third of the way to our goal! Can you help us collect enough coats for all of the family members in our program...
10/18/2018

We are a third of the way to our goal! Can you help us collect enough coats for all of the family members in our program?

While we still need all sizes of coats, our greatest needs are for women's coats in all sizes and toddler sized coats. Email [email protected] to donate a coat!

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You can't tell today, but cold weather is just around the corner!  Can you help our clients' get prepared? Looking for a...
10/10/2018

You can't tell today, but cold weather is just around the corner! Can you help our clients' get prepared? Looking for all sizes, baby through adult. Send us a message or email Lauren at [email protected] to schedule a pickup or drop off!

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We would like to invite you to a Sip and Paint fundraiser right here in Fairfax County to give you and other local suppo...
10/03/2018

We would like to invite you to a Sip and Paint fundraiser right here in Fairfax County to give you and other local supporters the chance to meet our Safe Places staff and volunteers, as well as to give you the opportunity to exhibit your creativity!

The event on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:30-9:00pm will be hosted at Muse Paintbar, located at 2920 District Ave #100, Fairfax, VA 22031. A portion of the proceeds will go back into our program.

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of painting while you make a work of art that will go into the homes of the families we all support! You can even leave an encouraging message on the back of your painting!

Seating is limited, but the fun you'll have with us isn't. Thank you for being part of the Safe Places family, but most of all, thank you for helping us save lives and offer resources to families in need.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awarenedd Month, We will be sharing domestic violence myths and facts.
10/03/2018

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awarenedd Month, We will be sharing domestic violence myths and facts.

Thank you to our amazing volunteers and donors for your help at this weekends picnic! Our families greatly enjoyed the v...
09/26/2018

Thank you to our amazing volunteers and donors for your help at this weekends picnic! Our families greatly enjoyed the volunteer run clothing store and amazing food from Jersey Mike's Subs MISSION BBQ Subway Dickey's Barbecue Pit Buffalo Wild Wings Domino's Pizza Wegmans

Safe Places is lending a hand to flood victims of North Carolina.  Mount Vernon, Virginia resident Margaret Shipp, a vol...
09/21/2018

Safe Places is lending a hand to flood victims of North Carolina. Mount Vernon, Virginia resident Margaret Shipp, a volunteer with BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters), stopped by the Virginia headquarters of Safe Places Friday morning to collect 2,340 disposable diapers on her way to distribute them along with cases of women’s hygiene items to flood victims in North Carolina.

Shipp was on her way to the small town of Salemburg where she would be delivering them to the Salemburg Christian Food Bank which serves an average of more than 500 families per month, and is in desperate need of diapers for mothers with infants and toddlers.

“This is great!” exclaimed Shipp as we filled her vehicle up to the brim with diapers donated to BRAWS by Safe Places.

Many of our families are included in the 1 in 8 people in the US who experience food insecurity. This #HungerActionMonth...
09/20/2018

Many of our families are included in the 1 in 8 people in the US who experience food insecurity. This #HungerActionMonth we want to thank Food for Others & Britepaths for their work in helping feed our community. We know our families appreciate the help.

In need of two more volunteers for next week's picnic! Email Lauren if you want to help at this family fun day on Saturd...
09/12/2018

In need of two more volunteers for next week's picnic! Email Lauren if you want to help at this family fun day on Saturday, September 22! [email protected]

Thank you Social Action and Integrative Learning at George Mason University for involving us in the 9/11 Day of Service ...
09/11/2018

Thank you Social Action and Integrative Learning at George Mason University for involving us in the 9/11 Day of Service fair. What a wonderful way to reflect and give back!

Help us with our annual picnic this year!  Email Lauren at Laurenb@christianrelief.org to find out more.
09/06/2018
Family Picnic Volunteers Needed

Help us with our annual picnic this year! Email Lauren at [email protected] to find out more.

Lend a hand at Safe Places Annual Family Picnic on Saturday, September 22. This event gives the families of the Safe Places program a fun day to enjoy each other’s company and share a meal....

We are spending the day welcoming students at George Mason University to get involved!
09/05/2018

We are spending the day welcoming students at George Mason University to get involved!

Great resource from NNEDV to keep on your phone in case you or someone you know needs assistancehttps://techsafetyapp.or...
08/30/2018
Tech Safety

Great resource from NNEDV to keep on your phone in case you or someone you know needs assistance
https://techsafetyapp.org/

Welcome to the Tech Safety App. This app contains information that can help someone identify technology-facilitated harassment, stalking, or abuse and includes tips on what can be done.

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Alexandria, VA
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