PROJECT SAFE INC

Rating: 5 stars   43 reviews 1,334

Issues: Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 7532 Athens GA 30604 USA

Mission: Working to end domestic violence through crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services, systems change advocacy and prevention and education in the community.
Results: So far this year 85% of clients achieved their housing goal or safe housing, 65% of clients achieved their employment goals, 85% achieved their other goals. 96% of clients report having strategies to enhance their safety, and 95% report gaining knowledge of community resources.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a current intern with Project Safe and working with them has been one the best experiences of my college career. The staff here are always willing to go above and beyond to help our clients. I am exceedingly proud to say that I am a part of Project Safe, and I hope to continue my involvement with this organization for many years to come.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had many jobs and internships but interning at Project Safe has been one of the greatest learning experiences I've had so far. From experience, I know that being within a household of domestic violence can be horrible and having a safe place to go can make a huge difference in someone's life. Project Safe provides a safe, clean, and helping environment to improve the lives of our clients. Working for Project Safe has allowed me to enhance my skills to be able to work in the public sector.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Before I became involved with Project Safe, I had very little knowledge about domestic violence and how prevalent it is in our society. The extensive services that Project Safe provides to the public are amazing and they are helping to make a difference in the lives of individuals. Every program and service has a benefit to it and this nonprofit is one of the most successful ones I have ever worked with.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There are no changes that I would make.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at Project Safe Thrift Store when I can. It amazes me how generous the donations are and how there is always a steady flow of shoppers. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. I tell everyone I know, if you are going to donate to any organization, use Project Safe because I know all the profits go to a great cause.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More awareness

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Great place to use my organization skills. Staff is friendly and grateful for my help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Set up a way to train new volunteers and update regulars on new procedures.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I started out with Project Safe as a way to give back to the community in my free time. I work mostly with the daycare unit that takes the children of affected mothers and entertains them for a couple of hours. These children all have a great time building legos, coloring and watching videos. While their mothers are here for reasons they might not understand, I help them forget about their problems for a couple of hours at a time with personalized, individual play time. I feel great after one of these sessions. The staff coordinators for volunteers are understanding and flexible. They are not too intrusive or too needy. If you have a chance to volunteer for this organization, I highly recommend it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

A wider pool of volunteers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I am part of a church that volunteers with Project Safe in a couple of ways. We work at their Thrift Store quarterly and do whatever they need us to do. They are always so organized--with a list of things that need to be done. We feel our time spent is both worthwhile and enjoyable.

We also take a monthly meal for their client meeting. They help us know what the needs are and are always so appreciative--which makes a volunteer feel good!

Project Safe does such important work in the Athens area, and it is a pleasure to help a group that does their work so well. We always know that they use their resources wisely, and make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

We are so very lucky and blessed to have this amazing non profit organization in our community! This is a very functional group of folks, from the staff to the volunteers and donors. Everyone involved is so committed and passionate about the Project Safe objectives and so many folks put out 'above and beyond' effort to see that people receive help the moment they need it, and the follow up help is especially important and life changing. The best part is that this group is so involved in educating young people, even at the elementary school level, about domestic and social violence. The fundraising efforts are fun and important to the community, and even these events are educational for kids-like the Stomp out Domestic Violence. It's fun but it gets the kids to think about the issues. The money raised by all their fundraisers is absolutely well spent effecting change right here at home. And Project Safe's fundraisers are fun! I will continue to be involved with this non-profit!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with Project Safe last year and I helped with their children's program. What Project Safe offers is life changing, not only for the victims they are helping, but for us volunteers to. I learned more about domestic violence, and got the chance to make a difference in my community. I would love to do some more volunteer work with them!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to intern for Project Safe and I am truly amazed by the quantity and quality of services that it is able to provide. I found it to be a positive environment where the staff is friendly, helpful, and dedicated to helping their clients become independent and live lives free from domestic violence. I learned not only about the critical issues that Project Safe focuses on, but also about the importance of organization and supportive teamwork in order to serve clients and the community in the best way possible. Project Safe's dedication to educating others about domestic violence as well as helping those who are affected by it is clearly visible and reflected in the community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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