SafePlace is the only approved domestic violence service provider for Thurston County as designated by WA State DSHS, and the only 24- hour Community Sexual Assault Program for Thurston County, accredited by Washington State. Because SafePlace is recognized by the State of Washington as a community-based domestic violence/sexual assault organization, we provide distinctive services and programs for survivors in our community.

Our three core 24/7 crisis support services are:

  • Confidential emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and assistance with basic needs (transportation, food, clothing, personal items)
  • Telephone Helpline to connect individuals with resources to meet crisis needs
  • Sexual assault in-person response – hospital accompaniment from staff with support during a sexual assault exam, prison sexual assault response, and tailored individual advocacy.

We also provide:

  • Community training in Spanish and English
  • 48 hours of Advocate Core Training, offered three times per year
  • 48 hour Comunidades en Accion Training, offered once per year
  • Men’s Leadership and advocacy
  • SPEAK (SafePlace Peer Education Action Knowledge) for youth
  • Custom designed training for workplace and community groups

Community Services:

  • Survivor support groups in Spanish and English. Onsite childcare available
  • Walk in services at our Community Service Center
  • Sexual assault therapy- individual and group therapy
  • Legal clinics, twice per month at our Community Service Center

Education, Prevention & Outreach:

  • School ‘Healthy Relationships’ presentations
  • Outreach
  • Prevention
  • Partnerships with community based organizations



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