I volunteered with Project Safe over the summer as a Direct Service Intern. Through my time with them, I got the opportunity to work directly with survivors of domestic violence. Project Safe was able to help their clients feel secure, assist them in their healing process, and provide for their needs. This experience also opened my eyes to different ways to help not only our clients at Project Safe, but also with other individuals and organizations in the community to bring awareness to this issue.
As an intern at Project Safe Inc. I get to see the face of DV up close and personal. I see the bruises, the scars, the emotional damage, and more. But what I also get to see is strength, bravery, and hope for a better future. I see incredible women who inspire me every day. It's a really awesome experience to work with Project Safe and be there to support in their fight.
As a former Mayor of Athens, my work with Project Safe Thrift Shop has revealed some of the most resourceful and industrious people I have ever met. Grandmothers and mothers preparing for new children. Parents seeking status brands for picky teenagers and students supplementing Hope scholarships. Loved ones determined to find better gifts. Amateur entrepreneurs gathering goods for yard sales. Not a business, the Project Safe Thrift Shop operates as a service. Donations find their way to a future of appreciation and life enhancement. With every hour I feel joy in helping.
I have been volunteering with them over a year, and I being able to see the dedication of everyone there towards those who need them.
I love volunteering for project safe. I really admire the strength of this organization, the way we really support the women and children that need our services. I have always felt welcomed and encouraged to help when needed. This organization is very valuable to the surrounding communities because sometimes getting out of an abusive relationship is life or death, but project safe not only offers life but the necessary tools to cope. I'm truly proud to represent this organization.
I love the work that they do at Project Safe and I feel useful being able to help in a small way to support their cause
Great place to use my organization skills. Staff is friendly and grateful for my help.
Review from Guidestar
I was lucky to have the chance to intern with Project Safe Inc. this past spring. I learned so much about how a successful non-profit operates, and so much more. The devoted staff worked around the clock, 7 days a week, to provide help to victims of domestic violence in the Athens community. They are a wonderful group of people and I was very proud to be a small part of such an amazing organization. Project Safe raised $150,000 this year at their Dancing With the Athens Stars spring fundraising event- and all-time high! I look forward to seeing Project Safe's continued success in the future.
Project Safe is committed to helping women and children leave abusive situations and better their lives.
I found out about Project Safe when David Hale was donating the proceeds of one of his tattoos to them. Not sure exactly what they did, I looked into their services, and found out just how much they do for the community here. I decided to volunteer, and it has been one of the most rewarding, empowering, and humbling experiences of my life.
It's rewarding to be able to directly help those in need and to see how much good this organization does not only in the lives of those it directly helps, but also to the community as it advocates for awareness and policy changes to eliminate domestic violence in the future.
It's empowering to see people who are capable of overcoming anything, rising from situations of extreme abuse to become confident, independent, and successful individuals. It inspires you to think about all that you can accomplish if you put your mind to it.
And finally, this has been such a humbling experience. So often, we can lose sight of the many gifts we have, whether that's money, education, resources, loving family, or supportive friends. Working with people who truly appreciate life's gifts reminds us all to look at what we have in our own lives.
Reminds us to share it, make the most of it, and to give back with our time and our money to organizations like Project Safe that work to make the lives of everyone in the community a little bit better, a little bit more loving, and a little bit safer.