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:
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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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.