When violence happens in our lives it can leave us without a safe place to stay. Many people fleeing abuse and stalking need somewhere that they can regroup and figure out next steps and more permanent housing options. Staying in your own home or with friends and family are not always viable options.
SafePlace operates a residence where survivors can recover and find respite for a short time. Our house has 10 bedrooms and a total of 28 beds serving high risk female identified adults and their children.
Because the most dangerous time for a survivor is right after they have left their abusive relationship, SafePlace strives to keep our house location confidential. We prioritize those in highest need by evaluating their safety and housing options. Call our HelpLine (360-754-6300) anytime, day or night, and talk to an advocate about your options.
Residents can expect:
- Full use of the facilities including kitchen, laundry and other living spaces
- A bedroom, sometimes shared with other residents, with adjoining bathroom
- Clean bedding and pillows
- Food shopping provision and input on groceries
- Basic toiletry provisions
- 2 computers with internet access
- Telephone in each bedroom
- Close proximity to bus lines and daily bus passes provided
- Staff on site 24-hours a day
- Advocacy and crisis intervention 24-hours a day
- Weekly support group
- Weekly house meeting
- Child care during groups and meetings
- Child advocacy and safety planning
Residents can also expect that SafePlace strives to provide a clean, violence-free, substance-free environment and asks all residents to help ensure we can maintain it.
Survivors in need of these residential services should call our HelpLine and ask to be screened for the program.
Survivors who do not identify as women should contact the HelpLine for alternate residential options which could include transportation to another shelter, hotel arrangements, protection orders, etc.