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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

Mission: To be the leading advocate in promoting the eradication of domestic violence by providing confidential assistance including shelter, food, clothing, counseling, education and other services to individuals experiencing domestic violence, while maintaining the highest respect and dignity for our clients. A world where domestic violence is not tolerated.

Target demographics: women, men, and children that are victims of domestic violence

Direct beneficiaries per year: 36,000 victims of domestic violence

Geographic areas served: Clark County, Nevada

Programs: preventative education, confidential shelter, court advocacy, and counseling.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 David262

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Safe Nest has been an invaluable asset to Las Vegas’ community. As the city has grown, the need for assistance for victims of domestic violence has grown with it. County and state resources that offer aid are limited and in some cases, non-existent. Safe Nest is unique in the community as it offers a comprehensive range of counseling services as well as a much-needed shelter where victims can begin to plan the next steps of their lives in a safe and supportive environment. These services proved invaluable for a friend who felt she had few options while living with family members who had become emotionally destructive and increasingly, physically violent.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Among the many services Safe Nest provides to people affected by domestic violence is a safe place to call home as they rebuild their lives. As a volunteer with the shelter's Children Program, I have witnessed firsthand the transformation that many of them undergo in its safe and nurturing environment. It is a privilege to be a witness to it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Safe Nest many years ago when I was living with an abusive partner. I had nowhere to go with my son, we went to them. They helped us with confidential shelter and the case worker helped me create a plan. After completing our time with them we went through a transitional housing partner they had. Safe Nest was the first step to helping me get on my feet and I'll forever be grateful for them and the work they do.

Jodi36

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I have observed the care, dedication, and passion that is exhibited by staff members towards their clients. From shelter operations to education outreach to donor engagement, Safe Nest utilizes all donations received conscientiously, to benefit those who, for whatever reason, have need of their services.

Lisa577

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Safe Nest for many years, as an employee, a donor, a volunteer, and always a supporter. This organization does amazing things for survivors of domestic violence and their children from providing a safe, secure shelter to helping with protection orders to counseling and to helping clients navigate the legal system. Although I am no longer working for the organization, I am 100% a supporter for the agency and their work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Safe Nest beats out any other agency that I have volunteered for. It has transformed my way of thinking for the best in terms of domestic violence awareness and advocacy. I will continue dedicating my volunteer hours to this agency.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with SafeNest since January, 2016 as a volunteer advocate at the shelter. Maybe because the residents are going through a difficult time in their lives and are in crisis mode, I was expecting to find a gloomy, somewhat unkempt place, thinking perhaps that their broken spirits had extended to the surroundings. I was in for a big surprise! I found a well organized institution, kept very clean and tidy by the residents, where they are accountable for their behavior and their assigned rooms and duties, who have to participate in group therapy sessions regularly and must inform the staff of their departure/arrival times at the location. The staff is great at resolving differences among the residents, who then have a safe and peaceful environment to concentrate in getting well. The organization provides them with room and board and assists them with different matters (finding a job, a place to live, therapy, etc.) It is truly a safe nest for abused persons and their children, a breather for mostly women where they can go to put their thoughts in order. I am a fan of the organization!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hearing survivors tell their story of how Safe Nest helped them escape a situation were there is domestic abuse or how calling Safe Nest saved their life keeps renewing my commitment.

I am a board member because I lost someone I loved to domestic violence and our story's of success help in the healing process. I get more out being part of this organization than I could ever give.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Domestic Violence happens to other people. Why dont they just leave? I used to think these things until I lost someone I love. Anyone that is being abused mentally, physically, sexually or in any other way needs to know that it is ok to ask for help. If you need to help or even if you just want to get some information please give Safe Nest a call. Safe Nest is truly saving lives!

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you RLucero!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The staff at Safe Nest work hard everyday to provide families that have experienced domestic violence with a safe place to stay during one of the most traumatic times of their lives. They provide a warm bed, healthy food, resources to help them reclaim their lives, and a shoulder to lean on when times are difficult. They are there for the clients 365 days a year.

1 Angelica L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Safe Nest assisted me in obtaining a restraining order against my abusive ex-boyfriend 4 years ago. Since then my abuser was sentenced to 7-16 years in prison, mandatory lifetime parole, and must be a registered sex offender. Not only did Safe Nest help save my life, they assisted in saving his future victims lives as well.

I have since become a proud board member for this fantastic organization that helps victims and survivors of Domestic Violence at all levels. Safe Nest is a community partner in eradicating Domestic Abuse. Our staff, volunteers, and board members take pride in their work, while handling our clients with confidentiality, empathy and care.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Safe Nest is doing the critical domestic violence prevention and protection work needed every day in our growing city! It is on the front lines day-in and day-out, and is staffed with long-time dedicated, compassionate, and good people of Las Vegas. I have been so impressed with all of those involved in this non-profit organization since I joined the Safe Nest Board of Directors two years ago. It is such a worthy cause and such a good organization. I encourage anyone looking to get involved in a volunteer role or looking to donate funds to a great, worthy charity to consider Safe Nest.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization continues to amaze me every day. Through the indefatigable work of the staff, the dedication of the volunteers and the convictions by which everyone affiliated with Safe Nest holds, they continue to help thousands of women, men and children not only rebuild their lives, but thrive. They are a testament to what a community pillar should be.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you greta27!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Safe Nest has been in our community for decades helping those who seek help. I've had the pleasure of hearing some of the testimonials from women who had nowhere else to turn except for Safe Nest. Safe Nest has saved so many women from their abusers and offers a place for them and their children to stay while they get back on their feet. God bless Safe Nest, the employees and all who volunteer.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you Harven!

1 Shannon84

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked in the immigration clinic while law school. Many of our clients were at safe nest. The volunteers at Safe Nest were professional, courteous and respectful in their handling of difficult and stressful situations. I'm proud to have worked side-by-side with the safeness volunteers and organization.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you Shannon84!

2 Shell S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that has saved many from abusers.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thanks Shell S.!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I knew of this organization growing up because my mother would donate items and money. As a little girl I didn't understand the importance or significance of Safe Nest in the community, but my mom did. As an adult, I now understand the importance and am grateful that Safe Nest has had the longevity it has. I personally know many (yes, more than one) women that Safe Nest has helped. I have also had the pleasure of attending a couple events to benefit Safe Nest and I must say that they have both been very classy and to the point.
In a perfect world there would be no need for Safe Nest but until that day comes I take comfort in knowing that this resource is available to my community!!!

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you mamasjoy3!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have a sister whom was a victim of domestic abuse; consequently her children were victims of sexual abuse. She was older than me, and I didn't know how to feel other than it was horrible to watch her family suffer. I'm older now and not quite so ignorant about the devastation of this disease or epidemic. In fact, while I thought my sister weak, I know now she was the ultimate champion for she and her children survived because of agencies just like Safe Nest. Her scars remain but they serve as a reminder that without Safe Nest, she and her family may not have survived.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you naymikekris1!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Nevada is a state that consistently ranks high in the number of domestic violence homicides annually and a disproportional number of victims of domestic violence . Safe Nest provides the needed shelter and safety for victims fleeing a violent relationship. While in shelter, the agency provides all basic needs including food, clothing and personal care items. Not all victims need shelter. Safe Nest also provides needed counseling, legal advocacy and case management for victims who still need assistance dealing with the aftermath of violent relationship.

Safe Nest is an United Way accredited agency. With 37 years of experience, Safe Nest is Southern Nevada ‘s leading authority regarding domestic violence issues and services.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you CherylP!

3 Jacqueline26

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had a client who was sheltered at Safe Nest. Without their help she would not have survived and been able to seek asylum.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you Jacqueline26!

2 Claudia22

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Safe Nest is an amazing organization that helps victims of domestic violence. Being in the HR field I get quite a few employees who are unfortunately in this awful situation. We always refer them to Safe Nest to seek help or counseling in the hopes that they can get out of the situation they are in. Keep doing what you are doing! We need more organizations like this in the world.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you Claudia22!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Safe Nest continues to serve and educate both victims of domestic violence and members of the general public in a state where sadly there is a tremendous need. This organization does much needed work in our community and I am a proud supporter and volunteer.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you SEisenberg!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Safe Nest saves peoples lives! In a state where Domestic Violence has a terrible and disproportionately high impact, Safe Nest provides critical services to those in great need while working to educate and inform our community. Staff and volunteers are all caring and competent and do amazing work every single day!

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you trsullivan!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud Board Member of Safe Nest. An organization that assisted me in escaping my abuser a few years ago. There was a time when I felt alone, scared and didn't know where to go. A friend of mine encouraged me to call the Safe Nest Hotline. That call very well saved my life. Safe Nest assisted me in obtaining a restraining order against my ex-boyfriend and put me on the path to survivorship. I immediately knew that it was an organization that I needed to be involved with. To help others that were in the same alone and dark place that I was in find the same path that to a better life.

Our organization is the largest most comprehensive non-profit agency devoted solely to domestic violence issues. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization they donate their time, patience, and a listening ear to our clients. Our staff is exceptional and the reason that Safe Nest has been successfully assisting and serving victims of domestic violence for almost 40 years.

I have been a board member for a year and I could not be more excited to be part of an organization that has an active board of directors that takes pride and passion in the cause and organization . I look forward to many more years of serving this organization and our clients.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you AngelicaMarie!

1 Craig31

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that I have served on the Safe Nest Board for over 9 years!! As a professional service provider, I receive many requests from nonprofits to serve on their boards; however, I choose to serve on the Safe Nest Board not because of a request, but because I truly believe in its mission and programs - to eradicate domestic violence in the Southern Nevada community and beyond.

Safe Nest is the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence organization in Nevada - I want it to always be there to protect and stand in the gap for any friend, family member, colleague or other person that is or has been a victim of domestic violence.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 11/06/2014

Thank you Craig31!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

All I can say is Safe Nest saved my life. Thank you.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 09/19/2013

Thank you for this review, Chel!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer since 1983, serving a few terms on the Board as well. Safe Nest serves the victims and the batterer. They provide shelter, food, clothing, and personal items on entry. They go to court with the survivors. They provide counseling for women, children and batterers. They have worked hard since 1977 with the police, courts, and survivors to change the laws and give a better life to all.

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Safe Nest Las Vegas 09/19/2013

Thank you, Scotslady!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Safe Nest volunteer for a little over a year and a half. Since I have been with Safe Nest, we have served more than 50,000 families. We offer services to the community in counseling, educational outreach, court advocacy, and much more. Every volunteer is treated like staff, and we are appreciated by the clients and community alike. I love this organization, and will continue to volunteer for them far into the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work Safe Nest does for victims of domestic violence is essential. Clothes are given to those who leave with just the clothes on their backs, children are given toys in the midst of crisis, and light is given in otherwise grim conditions. The resources provided for those suffering and the empowerment they receive from participating in all of Safe Nest's programs are beyond measure or price. I am proud to volunteer at Safe Nest and witness the good that emanates from such a hardworking group of individuals.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a volunteer for SafeNest. I work with the children at the shelter. This has been a wonderful adventure in my life thus far. I love watching these children just be themselves; this is something they do not get to do very often. The childrens coordinator is so wonderful. She is truly wonderful with the kids and you can tell that she makes a difference in not only the children's lives but the mother's as well. I am so thankful that this non-profit is in exsistence. I am glad that SafeNest is making a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Safe Nest not only provided me with help from my personal experiences, but they allowed me to give back and help other people not go through what I did!!! WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION!!!!

Alyssa I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Safe Nest is by far my favorite non-profit in Nevada and the most rewarding volunteer experience I've had anywhere. When I decided to get involved I selected several causes about which I was passionate and researched the different organizations with available volunteer opportunities. I was impressed with Safe Nest as a whole and particularly their thorough volunteer training program, followed by the many different types of volunteer opportunites afterward. Safe Nest is a strong, sustainable organization to which I can be proud to give my time and resources. They are highly organized, maintain great volunteer communication and make each experience fun and memorable. I have really enjoyed the variety of ways I can lend my support to victims of domestic violence, and I have come to see Safe Nest and my family of fellow volunteers as an irreplaceable part of my life. I look forward to many more years of making a difference with and for great people!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I got involved with safe nest because of a domestic violence incident I witness as a teenager. I felt uncertain about what I could do to help. Then when I got older I read a book that had one of the main characters volunteering at the women's shelter and it got me to thinking back to the day of the incident. I decided right then I wanted to do something positive as opposed to sitting on the sidelines waiting for someone else to figure out what to do. I really enjoyed the training it was very thorough and very interesting. I would like the fire, passion and commitment of this organization to continue to grow stronger and become more deeply rooted in the entire community it serves as well as becoming the leading national example of what and how to do it when it comes to domestic violence advocacy for victims and their families.

1 English Rose

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I gained interest in becoming a volunteer with domestic violence victims after becoming starting community outreach dahn yoga classes. I found the orientation program to be well thought out and expectations outlined clearly. I have been supported by staff to bring the yoga and energy meditation classes to this community, especially for PTSD victims. I have seen improvements in focus, smiles & ability to relax during classes. The support & encouragement given by staff to attend is tremendous, especially with scheduling days where child care is more readily available, and times that do not clash with other activities.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a child, I witnessed domestic violence. When asked to be a board member of Safe Nest, I did not hesitate. Safe Nest is the most comprehensive organization in southern Nevada providing services to victims of domestic violence and education for abusers. Safe Nest has several undisclosed locations where victims and their children can stay for a night or months depending on their situation. They offer a hotline manned 24 hours, emergency protective order filing assistance, advocates, counselors, etc. They accept donations of cash and inkind assistance. They also have a contract with Savers to sell donations, not designated for the shelter, to support the operational budget. This is a worthy organization. I am happy to spend my time and energy to help Safe Nest to continue to provide services in southern Nevada.