Safe Nest has been an invaluable asset to Las Vegas’ community. As the city has grown, the need for assistance for victims of domestic violence has grown with it. County and state resources that offer aid are limited and in some cases, non-existent. Safe Nest is unique in the community as it offers a comprehensive range of counseling services as well as a much-needed shelter where victims can begin to plan the next steps of their lives in a safe and supportive environment. These services proved invaluable for a friend who felt she had few options while living with family members who had become emotionally destructive and increasingly, physically violent.
Among the many services Safe Nest provides to people affected by domestic violence is a safe place to call home as they rebuild their lives. As a volunteer with the shelter's Children Program, I have witnessed firsthand the transformation that many of them undergo in its safe and nurturing environment. It is a privilege to be a witness to it.
I found Safe Nest many years ago when I was living with an abusive partner. I had nowhere to go with my son, we went to them. They helped us with confidential shelter and the case worker helped me create a plan. After completing our time with them we went through a transitional housing partner they had. Safe Nest was the first step to helping me get on my feet and I'll forever be grateful for them and the work they do.
As a volunteer, I have observed the care, dedication, and passion that is exhibited by staff members towards their clients. From shelter operations to education outreach to donor engagement, Safe Nest utilizes all donations received conscientiously, to benefit those who, for whatever reason, have need of their services.
I have been involved with Safe Nest for many years, as an employee, a donor, a volunteer, and always a supporter. This organization does amazing things for survivors of domestic violence and their children from providing a safe, secure shelter to helping with protection orders to counseling and to helping clients navigate the legal system. Although I am no longer working for the organization, I am 100% a supporter for the agency and their work.
I have been involved with SafeNest since January, 2016 as a volunteer advocate at the shelter. Maybe because the residents are going through a difficult time in their lives and are in crisis mode, I was expecting to find a gloomy, somewhat unkempt place, thinking perhaps that their broken spirits had extended to the surroundings. I was in for a big surprise! I found a well organized institution, kept very clean and tidy by the residents, where they are accountable for their behavior and their assigned rooms and duties, who have to participate in group therapy sessions regularly and must inform the staff of their departure/arrival times at the location. The staff is great at resolving differences among the residents, who then have a safe and peaceful environment to concentrate in getting well. The organization provides them with room and board and assists them with different matters (finding a job, a place to live, therapy, etc.) It is truly a safe nest for abused persons and their children, a breather for mostly women where they can go to put their thoughts in order. I am a fan of the organization!
Hearing survivors tell their story of how Safe Nest helped them escape a situation were there is domestic abuse or how calling Safe Nest saved their life keeps renewing my commitment.
I am a board member because I lost someone I loved to domestic violence and our story's of success help in the healing process. I get more out being part of this organization than I could ever give.
Domestic Violence happens to other people. Why dont they just leave? I used to think these things until I lost someone I love. Anyone that is being abused mentally, physically, sexually or in any other way needs to know that it is ok to ask for help. If you need to help or even if you just want to get some information please give Safe Nest a call. Safe Nest is truly saving lives!
Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014
Thank you RLucero!
The staff at Safe Nest work hard everyday to provide families that have experienced domestic violence with a safe place to stay during one of the most traumatic times of their lives. They provide a warm bed, healthy food, resources to help them reclaim their lives, and a shoulder to lean on when times are difficult. They are there for the clients 365 days a year.
Safe Nest assisted me in obtaining a restraining order against my abusive ex-boyfriend 4 years ago. Since then my abuser was sentenced to 7-16 years in prison, mandatory lifetime parole, and must be a registered sex offender. Not only did Safe Nest help save my life, they assisted in saving his future victims lives as well.
I have since become a proud board member for this fantastic organization that helps victims and survivors of Domestic Violence at all levels. Safe Nest is a community partner in eradicating Domestic Abuse. Our staff, volunteers, and board members take pride in their work, while handling our clients with confidentiality, empathy and care.
Safe Nest is doing the critical domestic violence prevention and protection work needed every day in our growing city! It is on the front lines day-in and day-out, and is staffed with long-time dedicated, compassionate, and good people of Las Vegas. I have been so impressed with all of those involved in this non-profit organization since I joined the Safe Nest Board of Directors two years ago. It is such a worthy cause and such a good organization. I encourage anyone looking to get involved in a volunteer role or looking to donate funds to a great, worthy charity to consider Safe Nest.