Safe Places Little Rock

Rating: 4.81 stars   97 reviews

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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.
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EIN 43-1986827
501-374-7233
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Rating: 5 stars  

Safe Places has the very best service anywhere. They worked with me for over two years and I was able to literally change my life from terror to safety.

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

I would love for this organization to grow to be able to serve more people.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Safe Places. They helped me so much when I needed help the most. I had lost faith in every system, but Safe Places was always there for me.

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?

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  

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 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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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 is a one of a kind organization which Little Rock, AR is fortunate to have among our community as a real team player. They work to continually find ways to serve the victims and families of Domestic violence, Rape and Molestation in many ways. Most people would be shocked to really know all involved in treating and assisting in these tragic and unfortunate situations that our society wishes would just go away. They have saved our daughters life and certainly helped our family to move forward and continue to grow.

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 sister wwent to Safe Places and got so much help. We both did. And our mom was so glad that they had a way to help her too. Our mom was really upset with everything that had happened to my sister at school. All of us were so upset we wanted to move away, But because of the ladies at safe Places, all of us got through it. It took time, but they stuck with us all the way.

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

the way my family has gotten better

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

No changes

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

A lot

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

How did you find this group?

Our school counselor

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I learned a lot about being kind and not hurting others. I learned to respect myself no matter what anyone says.

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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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1 person found this review helpful

My child was sexually abused and Safe Places was there for both of us. It was a very long road to getting over the most horrible time in my life, but Safe Places worked with my whole family , as well as my child. We have had help from safe Places for many years and in all kinds of ways. With my child's school problems related to severe bullying, with her inability to attend school because of panic attacks, with almost every challenge you can imagine. All I can say is thank you to this wonderful group of people who really do care about my family, and even my other children.

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

The way my broken family was healthy again.

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

Provide all the financial resources they need to grow and expand.

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

How did you find this group?

A referral from Arkansas Children's Hospital

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

The will to keep trying when all seems lost.

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1 person found this review helpful

My family was completely destroyed by violence from my spouse against me. My four children suffered from being exposed to that violence for many years. I truly believed that I could not raise 4 children on my own. So I was trapped and had no idea how to get me and my children into a safer place. That's when I found a safe place in Safe Places. Their work was definitely a family intervention and not only was I supported, but they cared for my children as well. I tried many organizations for help over many years, and there is just none that match the kind of help Safe Places offered. Today, we are safe, on our own and thriving. From time to time, Safe Places is still there if we need help and that is so comforting. As my children grow up, issues do arise because they did not get out unharmed at all. But Safe Places helps us work through those times.

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?

2009

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