SafePlace operates 24-Hours a day and is available to support survivors through crisis intervention, advocacy and safety planning. We value survivor autonomy and safety. Our goal is to empower survivors to make their own decisions about their relationships and lives, provide them with options and resources, and to be a sounding board for those in crisis. SafePlace works for the survivor, not any legal or law enforcement entity.
SafePlace offers free and confidential services to people who have experienced all forms of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. A survivor can choose to use as many or as few services as they would like. We do not operate any mandatory services and any of our services can be declined at any time.
As a participant in any SafePlace programs:
- You have the right to be treated with respect.
- You have the right to receive services, regardless of race, color, religion, (dis)Ability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status, marital status, immigration status, or any other basis prohibited by law. You also have the right to refuse services and decline them at any time.
- You have a right to privacy and confidentiality. All of your personal information will remain confidential. If you wish SafePlace to release any information about you or the services you receive you will need to sign a release of information with a staff member. Only SafePlace staff and volunteers have access to your information. We use some of your information for statistical reports required by our funders. This information includes your age, race, gender, city, etc. but will not include your name or be attached to your name in reports.
- You have the right to be heard and to file a complaint if you are dissatisfied with any services. Call (360) 786-8754.
- You have the right to freedom from violence.
- Please be aware of our limitations. SafePlace is legally obligated to report information to authorities if you tell us about child abuse or elder and vulnerable adult abuse. Staff is also obligated to report to law enforcement if you disclose that you intend to harm yourself or someone else.