Safe Places Little Rock

Rating: 4.81 stars   97 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, Crime & Law

Location: 1609 Broadway Little Rock AR 72206 USA

Mission: The mission of Safe Places is to create communities where every child is protected, every home is a safe place, and where every person can live a life free from violence.
Results: Results to date: For almost ten years, we have sustained this organization and provided thousands of much-needed services in the community.
Target demographics: child and adult victims of violence and abuse
Direct beneficiaries per year: Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,500+
Geographic areas served: Arkansas
Programs: Weekly violence prevention and Transforming Anger educational groups for children ages 4-12 and for adolescents at risk for victimization and/or offending behavior held at various community locations, including the juvenile detention facility, Boys and Girl's Clubs, afterschool youth programs, schools, and faith communities. These programs served more than 1,200 children in 2007. Trauma-focused therapy for child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse as well as for chidren exposed to family, school, and/or community violence. Support Groups for victims of violence Training in violence prevention and intervention for faith communities and clergy served more than 200 faith communities in 2006.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 43-1986827
501-374-7233
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My closest friend is in the third abusive relationship since we've been friends. I lost my best friend from my high school years to domestic violence and come from a family that sees women who don't obey them in adulthood as property absent without leave. I do not want to lose another friend to domestic violence. I know how prevalent it is in our society. I appreciate your site being here because when my friend is going through a rough patch I use this website to remind me of all the things I learned in 1997 when I left my own abusers.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

There are no words to describe how much Safe Places has helped me. i was distraught. No one believed that I had been raped. Even my own family doubted my story. It meant so much that the Safe Places counselor just believed me and made sure I was OK. It was a horrendous experience, but I had the very best advocate.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a donor for many years because safe Places did so much for my entire family. I will continue to give substantially to make sure that this organization is able to continue doing the work it does so professionally and with a great deal of heartfelt care. It is very easy for others who do not know to speak ill of another organization, but it is impossible to speak ill of this one when you truly believe they have saved your life and the lives of your children. I urge any and all persons to try to help Safe Places continue for many years into the future through volunteering and giving all that you can. My children are a testament to their work and not just for a few months. We have worked with them for almost eight years.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The fact that my children are safe in a state I thought we would never settle in. We have been healthy and happy , even while dealing with issues cause by the aftermath of severe violence.

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

Endow it fully

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

This organization has always needed community support and I was more than happy to offer it. But now, they need help more than ever, and I will help them.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Because a few people deliberately attempted to harm this organization and it is a shameful set of behaviors that brought them to this time of need.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Consider the good they do for so many children and families and the broad services they provide from rape, to domestic violence, school violence, bullying, trafficking and most importantly child abuse and child sexual abuse. There is no organization as knowledgeable.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for Safe Places for over five years, on an off as I have time. I have observed some of the most experienced staff and volunteers offer wonderful help to so many people. I think every person needs to know what an awesome organization this is and the many ways it helps the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many ways it has helped my family and so many others through difficult times. When we were experiencing violence in my family, they were there for us.

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

Expand staff, especially now that they are so limited with funding.

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?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

No changes. My experience was great

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, I met so many new people, especially young people who enriched my life.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like my life had more meaning and purpose.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was being bullied in school real bad. Safe Places helped me a lot. I tried to understand why they were doing it and I thought it was because of me. But Safe Places gave me confidence to know that I was OK, and those other kids just had problems that made them feel better about themselves when they put somebody down. Safe Places really listens to us.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Safe Places is a stellar organization. They are professional, but always accessible to every person that needs them. It really does not matter how someone has been victimized. They are present with quality services.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My children were sexually, physically and emotionally abused their entire lives. Each paid t=for it in a different way. I know know Safe Places and everything they do and I am certain our lives would have been different if there had been a Safe Places.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the way things can turn out for good even when all seems lost.

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

Find financial resources that are long-lasting.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a family member who needed their help.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Safe Places is a fine organization that helps a lot of people.

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?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Safe Places is a wonderful organization that helps so many people. I can't say enough about their services and programs for children and youth.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Safe Places is the ONLY place I refer my clients who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse. They have years of expertise in these areas and have even worked with a young women I referred who is a victim of sex trafficking. They are professionals and experts in the field of victim advocacy. The only ones around with this level of competence.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a donor for almost seven years and there is no other nonprofit anywhere that makes use of what they have and stretches their money like this one. The staff has always worked very hard to serve victims. And they have served so many of them, men and women, boys and girls. I am amazed at their work with children and families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I know many of the victims served and see how their lives have been enriched.

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

Find a way for funding to be ongoing and steady so that they can maintain staff and services

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

the work they did with a family I know in which there was child abuse of three children. The results were amazing and they worked with these children for many years.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

There is always a critical need, and i wanted to be sure this nonprofit becomes solidly funded.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Please make a commitment to a monthly contribution and ask all your friends to do the same. We need Safe Places in our state.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Safe Places has been life saving for our family. We have been in the struggles of violence for years, family violence and abuse of our children. Safe Places was there when we needed help and has been there for us every day since if we asked for help.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Safe Places is an incredible organization that works with victims of violence, serving children, young people and adults.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Some of my clients referred to Safe Places foind great care from their staff.

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

I would suggest no changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Safe Places to me, is exactly what the name says. I had the chance to work with elite experienced staff. I helped teach intervention to at risk teens and could not believe how hard some of the lives of our youth really are. Being able to share my experiences with the group and listen to there problems, I became more than a advocate. To some of the youth I became a confidant, someone they could actually trust. I do believe that Safe Places changes lives for the community and families who believe in the organization.

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?

2011

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