PROJECT SAFE INC

Rating: 5 stars   43 reviews

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  

Project Safe is a fantastic organization with caring and dedicated staff who are working to end Domestic Violence and I am truly honored to have been part of their team. As an intern, it was an amazing experience working with staff and clients in many different ways. I enjoyed that my job was very broad and I was able to get involved in pretty much all facets of the organization, from operating the hotline, to working one-on-one with clients with their case management. At the beginning of the year in August, I compared the experience to being thrown into the deep-end with arm floaties on, but with all the training and encouragement from staff, I was a lot more prepared than I thought I was. The work I did helped so many people and changed so many lives for the better. I felt so rewarded and it was a positive experience in the office everyday.
I am sad to leave the PSI team, however the things I have learned and the experiences I have had will stay with me forever and I hope to apply them in my future career and goals.

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

Make it BIGGER!

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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?

2013

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of completing a year long internship at Project Safe while getting my MSW. I truly could not have asked for a better experience. Not only are the staff members fantastic people, they are passionate about what they do and are committed to changing the lives of those who have been affected by domestic violence. I have interned/volunteered at other domestic violence agencies and have never seen one do as much good for clients as Project Safe. It's an amazing organization and Athens is so lucky to have access to its services.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I interned with Project Safe for a year and learned so much. This organization is amazing. Project Safe does everything possible to help clients get to safety and a better place in their lives. I loved getting to know staff, meeting clients, and being able to make a difference in peoples lives.

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  

This is an organization that truly makes a difference! Project Safe engages all of the community (police force, lawyers, non-profits, donors, businesses) to best serve their clients. Project Safe not only provides shelter to ensure safety, but provides many follow-up, outreach, supportive, and group environments to ensure that clients are educated and empowered in their lives in the future. I do not know what the Athens community would do without an organization like Project Safe!!

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  

My time working with Project Safe has far exceeded my expectation. Going in, I had no idea of the wide range of services offered by the organization or how dedicated the employees are to ending domestic violence. From support groups to the shelter, PSI works as hard as possible to meet the needs of those affected by domestic violence.

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  

Project Safe is a non-profit organization that goes above and beyond the call of duty. As a volunteer, I have seen the time and energy that every member of Project Safe puts in to help end domestic violence. The attentiveness and kindness of the staff members is unparalleled and I cannot imagine a better group of women to run this non-profit. Every year Project Safe has seen increases in individuals helped, hotline calls answered, and presentations delivered - all indicators that the Athens area is being positively affected by Project Safe's presence. This non-profit truly cares about this community and an epidemic that has affected most individuals in some way. Domestic violence does not stand a chance against the growing power of Project Safe!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Project Safe's staff members, from the interns to the executive director, are committed to making the most of their resources to help their clients. I have been a fundraiser and volunteer since 2008 and have gotten to know many people who work at Project Safe. They use their money wisely and are creative in thinking of new ways to achieve their mission. They work with community members locally and across the state to raise awareness and improve the lives of their clients. They are forward thinking and responsible as an organization and share their knowledge with other nonprofits. They have the highest level of integrity and commitment to ending the cycle of domestic violence in the families they serve and in our society at large.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This year, I was able to volunteer at Project Safe and help with their largest fundraiser, Dancing with Athens Stars. During my volunteer experience, I was able to work closely with the executive director of the organization. She is very kind and I was inspired by her devotion towards Project Safe as well as the relationships she had developed with others in the Athens Community. Because of her, I wanted to do my very best as a volunteer and make a great contribution to the organization. During the event, many of the attendees had nothing but great things to say about this organization. I will continue to make contributions towards this organization in the years to come.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

We are very fortunate to have such a fantastic organization in our community. The services are outstanding and the director is extremely effective in execution of organization adminstration and communicating the message and needs of the organization. They are great stewards of the funds they receive as approx 95% of funds donated go to actual services for victims of domestic violence. Easy to support such a worthwhile organization that truly helps their clients!

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot speak highly enough about Project Safe and the positive impact it has on our community. As a volunteer, I worked to raise awareness and funds through participation in the annual Dancing with the Athens Stars competition, as well as Groovy Nights. During such time, I met many staff and board members of Project Safe, and they are all outstanding women dedicated to compassionately caring for those affected by domestic violence: young, old, male, female, feline or canine! Keep doing what you're doing! Athens, and every other community you touch needs you!!

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?

2012

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