I've served on Project Safe's Domestic Violence Task Force since 2006. At present, I serve on the Fatality Review sub-committee. I also volunteer to provide meals for various functions sponsored by Project Safe and have also helped with manpower needed for an annual show.
It is very rewarding to give back to an agency that helps so many needy families.
Project Safe is so much more than a shelter. This organization had its roots as a hot line and has grown in scope and services. Project Safe provides advocacy for people affected by DV -- people who rarely have a voice themselves in front of legislators and policy-makers. The staff provide community outreach, educating many groups across our community and region. They have created a texting service with area teens who can get free guidance and help with dating and other uncomfortable social situations. Housing, transportation and counseling services help scores of women, children and families every year to break free from the chains of control and violence, to find shelter and healing, and to build pathways to health and independence.
Project Safe is one of the rare non-profits that I've worked with that focus so much of the funding to the actual mission of the non-profit. It's amazing what can be done when the focus of the non-profit is actually on helping people. A surprising amount can be done with a small amount of funding and Project Safe is a perfect example of those results.
I recently became a volunteer, my first volunteer duty was great! Project Safe has come a long way since their former days. They have a wonderful system set up to meet the needs of those who really need it. I will continue to support and volunteer my time for such a worthy cause.
In my decade-plus involvement with Project Safe, first as a participant in some of the organizations fundraisers, and now as a board member, I can honestly say I have not come across a more well-run, fiscally-responsible organization. What Project Safe does with the funds, staff and other resources they have far outpaces other organizations much larger than them. Their stellar leadership, creative approach to fundraising and comprehensive support of the people they serve are unparalleled. I wish every community had an organization like Project Safe, and I know we are lucky that we do!
I love volunteering with project safe thrift shop in athens, ga. It is an awesome feeling knowing that such a large percentage of each solar goes back to help the battered women in our community leave dangerous relationships and become safe with their children! Makes my heart warm!
I volunteer at the Project Safe Thrift Store, which provides items for clients and raises funds for the work done by Project Safe. They are always organized and ready for volunteers to help. It is very satisfying to help with an organization that does such improtant work that is needed in our community.
I am part of a church that volunteers with Project Safe in a couple of ways. We work at their Thrift Store quarterly and do whatever they need us to do. They are always so organized--with a list of things that need to be done. We feel our time spent is both worthwhile and enjoyable.
We also take a monthly meal for their client meeting. They help us know what the needs are and are always so appreciative--which makes a volunteer feel good!
Project Safe does such important work in the Athens area, and it is a pleasure to help a group that does their work so well. We always know that they use their resources wisely, and make a difference in the lives of those they serve.
Review from Guidestar
I have volunteered with Project Safe for several years and have done all levels of involvement, from assisting a client in need with moving out of an unsafe environment to dressing nicely at one of the annual fund raisers.
Everyone I've ever dealt with at Project Safe has been professional, dedicated, and passionate about the work being done. This is so important when you are working with clients who are often at the lowest point emotionally in their lives. Few people seek out Project Safe because things are going well. People seek out services because something has gone terribly wrong. The Project Safe staff and volunteers meet clients where they are and work tirelessly to ensure immediate safety and long term education.
Joan Prittie runs a tight ship and I hope to offer my volunteer services to Project Safe for a long time to come.
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.