The Generation Project Capital Campaign
SafePlace strives to end sexual and domestic violence. We want every person to experience a safe and nurturing family where self worth and dreams blossom. When sexual and domestic violence occur, emotional trauma destroys trust and help is needed to heal.
We are proud to announce that SafePlace is expanding to meet the challenges faced by survivors.
In 2010 we launched a Capital Campaign- The Generation Project, to create a larger community service center so that we would have space to respond to the needs of a diverse population of survivors and their families. In April of 2014 we purchased a new building located at 521 Legion Way that will become our new SafePlace Community Service Center.
We are now seeking funds to renovate this building so that we can engage our community in ending sexual and domestic violence and have room to provide more services.
As SafePlace celebrates 32 years of service, we look back on a generation of success. We have served more than 20,000 survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in the South Puget Sound region. We currently provide three 24-hour emergency response programs, including a helpline, in person response to sexual assault victims and our 28 bed shelter. We offer prevention education and community engagement opportunities to stop violence before it happens, as well as, offer weekly survivor support groups, legal and parenting assistance and an intensive 48 hour volunteer training. All of our services are provided in the language of the survivor, as we strive to ensure all of our services are available to a diverse community of survivors.
We are pleased that we can continue our work at an ideal location for both accessibility and raising awareness at 521 Legion Way. Our new community service center will have space for us to provide more community education experiences and provide onsite survivor support groups which are crucial to healing.
Our Capital Campaign will provide us a 9,480 square-foot community service center where we will operate our current programs more efficiently and expand services, including onsite services for children.
We will also add an educational commercial kitchen to be managed by MIJAS (Mujeres Improving Job Abilities and Skills), a group of Latina survivors who support women on the path to economic independence. We will offer dining services for the downtown community, a small business incubator for survivors and a place for community dinners and celebrations.
There is $1.2 million remaining to be raised so that we can complete the first phase of the renovation which will include client advocacy rooms, a comfortable space for children while their parents receive advocacy and crucial space to hold weekly survivor support groups.
Because we know that the work of SafePlace is both needed and valued by the community, we are certain that we can reach this goal. It will require the support and partnership of many individuals and there are many ‘naming’ opportunities available for the new SafePlace Community Service Center.
If you share our vision of ending sexual and domestic violence in our community and want to contribute to our capital campaign, please make your financial gift through our PayPal account or contact Mary Pontarolo, Executive Director at 360-786-8754 ext 104.