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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Human Services, Protection Against Abuse, Victims Services, Youth Violence Prevention

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.

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Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Safe Places is definitely one of the best. I have several friends that have found help there and they were extremely complimentary of the work of this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Safe Places has been rewarding experience where I was able to come to terms with the abuse that I have experienced in my life by helping young girls deal with the destruction of domestic violence. It has open my eyes to the need to be in ministry in that area of social justice, and it gives me hope that organizations like Safe Places exists.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so happy to have worked as a volunteer for this great nonprofit. They have been through a lot, but the services and the compassion never faltered. They have helped me grow and change for the better.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a child psychologist in the Little Rock area, I am so thankful to have Safe Places, Inc. in our community. They provide excellent prevention programs and resources for children who've experienced various forms of abuse. I also appreciate their supervised visitation program, which allows children to spend invaluable time with their parents in a clean, safe, and child-friendly setting. They are a great organization to volunteer for and an incredible resource for our state.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This organization is great because I have seen first hand how it has served to help the lives of women. The staff all share a passion to help women who have been victims. The information and instruction they provide for the women is practical. They also provide support, comfort, and along with sincere compassion to the women they work with. They have an excellent curriculum that provides women with steps they need to overcome the things they are facing in their lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Safe Places since its inception. From teaching new volunteers and staff about subjects such as compassionate care to the Cinderella Ball, I feel that it is a privilege to be able to help women and children. Working as a chaplain in the areas of military and civilian sexual trauma, domestic violence and PTSD, I have made several referrals to Safe Places. The feedback from these women has highlighted what compassionate, skilled and understanding care they received. Perhaps the most important comment I received was, "I finally found someone who will listen." Kathy Findley, the Executive Director has such a heart for women and children. She has perservered even when there was a question about whether or not Safe Places could continue. I am so grateful for such a place and such dedicated people in Central Arkansas.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Safe Places does critical work in central Arkansas. Law enforcement and court officials rely heavily on Safe Places, regularly refering victims to the organization. The executive director and her staff care deeply about their clients. They work long hours and with very little pay, and yet they are able to maintain such passion for what they do.