Human Services

SHELTERED AID TO FAMILIES IN

aka SAFE, Inc.

Wilkesboro, NC

Mission

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

Ruling Year

1981

Executive Director

Compton Fortuna

Main Address

PO Box 445 1260 College Avenue #5

Wilkesboro, NC 28697 USA

Keywords

domestic violence rape crisis sexual assault prevention

EIN

56-1269568

 Number

6399263445

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Victims' Services (P62)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

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Emergency Shelter

Court Advocacy Program

Community Education

Crisis Line

Sexual Assault Services

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 2010

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2010

National Children's Alliance - Associate Member 2013

Financials

SHELTERED AID TO FAMILIES IN

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

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