Human Services

SHELTERED AID TO FAMILIES IN

aka SAFE, Inc.   |   Wilkesboro, NC   |  www.safewilkes.org

Mission

SAFE, Inc. offers survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Compton Fortuna

Main address

PO Box 445 1260 College Avenue #5

Wilkesboro, NC 28697 USA

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EIN

56-1269568

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Victims' Services (P62)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SAFE addresses domestic and sexual violence, problems that are unfortunately quite common nationally and in our community. Across the U.S., one in four women report experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes. One in six women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Shelter

SAFE's 14-bed shelter operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide free emergency shelter to people who are experiencing domestic or sexual violence.  SAFE's crisis line---(336) 838-SAFE---is available 24/7 to provide support services to victims and survivors of sexual assault and family violence. SAFE's shelter supervisors are experienced and caring. They provide advice and support to help victims build a safe future for themselves and their children.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Adults

SAFE's court advocate helps victims obtain domestic violence protection orders. She supports victims during court hearings, and refers victims to other services as needed. The advocate also responds to sexual assault calls from the community hospital. More information on the advocacy program is available online at http://www.safewilkes.org/legal-options(http://www.safewilkes.org/legal-options)

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

SAFE's Community Education program provides programs in a variety of settings to promote awareness and prevention

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents (13-19 years)

(336) 838-SAFE (7233) is staffed 24 hours a day year-round to provide information, support and referrals to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

SAFE advocates accompany sexual assault victims at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. SAFE also provides counseling, court advocacy and a monthly support group for victims of sexual assault.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 2010

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2010

National Children's Alliance - Associate Member 2013

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

SAFE has two primary goals: 1. Provide options to promote safety, empowerment, healing, and hope for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 2. Prevent domestic violence, family violence, and sexual assault.

Strategies to promote safety, empowerment, healing, and hope for survivors of domestic, family, and sexual violence include: 1. Offering free emergency shelter to victims of domestic and sexual violence. 2. Providing 24-7 victim support through SAFE's crisis line, 838-SAFE (336-838-7233). 3. Furnishing court advocacy services, including court accompaniment, assistance with obtaining protective orders, and referral to legal services. 4. Furnishing sexual assault response services, including emergency hospital response, crisis call response, counseling, and psychoeducation. These services are provided to adult victims, children and the non-offending parents and caregivers of child victims. 5. Extending support to victims, including counseling provided by a licensed professional counselor, weekly support group, peer advisement by trained advocates. 6. Referring clients to community resources.

SAFE has served Wilkes County continuously since 1980.

SAFE charts and annually reports key service statistics, including but not limited to: 1. Number of adults and children served by SAFE's shelter for violence victims 2. Number of nights stayed and meals provided to shelter residents 3. Number of crisis calls 4. Incidences of advocacy, including assistance with protective orders, court accompaniment 5. Hours of therapy provided 6. Number provided evidence-based prevention training (Safe Dates, Stewards of Children, etc.) SAFE also tracks community data, including number of reported rapes and sexual assaults

Progress 1. SAFE's shelter is serving record numbers of violence victims. 2. SAFE is providing record levels of service to victims seeking legal protection. 3. In 2011, SAFE completed renovations to modernize its 14-bed shelter.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 2/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Sandra Sheppard

Wilkes Regional Medical Center (retired)

Term: 2014 - 2017

Randall Parsons

Gardner Glass Company

Nancy Scroggs

Terrie Stackhouse

Carolina Realty, Inc.

Lynette Bang

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Karen Roberts

Wilkesboro United Methodist Church

Board leadership practices

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Keywords

domestic violence rape crisis sexual assault prevention