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Project Safe Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Spouse Abuse Prevention

Mission: Working to end domestic violence through crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services, systems change advocacy and prevention and education in the community.

Results: So far this year 85% of clients achieved their housing goal or safe housing, 65% of clients achieved their employment goals, 85% achieved their other goals. 96% of clients report having strategies to enhance their safety, and 95% report gaining knowledge of community resources.

Programs: Domestic violence support and assistance programs

Community Stories

78 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a junior at the University of Georgia and have been volunteering with Project Safe as a childcare provider since my freshmen year. I have always found working with them to be fulfilling and I have so much admiration for the work they do. The only critique I possess is one of the community for not doing more (the MOST) for this wonderful nonprofit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Safe has been a great experience for me as a mentor to victims of domestic violence. It cares deeply about its clients and is easy to work with for volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

They do a good job...........................................................

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Kitty Williams D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Julie281

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Lee E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project Safe is doing amazing things in the Athens, GA area. Working to end Domestic Violence, using volunteers, and having a store to use and sell items in Athens. We are so grateful to have them!

Kaelie A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern at Project Safe Inc. I get to see the face of DV up close and personal. I see the bruises, the scars, the emotional damage, and more. But what I also get to see is strength, bravery, and hope for a better future. I see incredible women who inspire me every day. It's a really awesome experience to work with Project Safe and be there to support in their fight.

Gwen13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a former Mayor of Athens, my work with Project Safe Thrift Shop has revealed some of the most resourceful and industrious people I have ever met. Grandmothers and mothers preparing for new children. Parents seeking status brands for picky teenagers and students supplementing Hope scholarships. Loved ones determined to find better gifts. Amateur entrepreneurs gathering goods for yard sales. Not a business, the Project Safe Thrift Shop operates as a service. Donations find their way to a future of appreciation and life enhancement. With every hour I feel joy in helping.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with them over a year, and I being able to see the dedication of everyone there towards those who need them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering for project safe. I really admire the strength of this organization, the way we really support the women and children that need our services. I have always felt welcomed and encouraged to help when needed. This organization is very valuable to the surrounding communities because sometimes getting out of an abusive relationship is life or death, but project safe not only offers life but the necessary tools to cope. I'm truly proud to represent this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the work that they do at Project Safe and I feel useful being able to help in a small way to support their cause

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to use my organization skills. Staff is friendly and grateful for my help.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was lucky to have the chance to intern with Project Safe Inc. this past spring. I learned so much about how a successful non-profit operates, and so much more. The devoted staff worked around the clock, 7 days a week, to provide help to victims of domestic violence in the Athens community. They are a wonderful group of people and I was very proud to be a small part of such an amazing organization. Project Safe raised $150,000 this year at their Dancing With the Athens Stars spring fundraising event- and all-time high! I look forward to seeing Project Safe's continued success in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Safe is committed to helping women and children leave abusive situations and better their lives.