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Safe + Sound Somerset Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Mental Health, Protection Against Abuse, Spouse Abuse Prevention

Mission: Safe + Sound Somerset Is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to serving those whose lives have been impacted by domestic abuse. We have advocated and provided services for more than 35 years. Our mission is to end domestic abuse and empower victims by providing protection, education and resources. We are committed to providing quality services in all areas of operations in an efficient and effective manner. Our goal is to grow and adapt our services to meet the changing needs of our clients.

Results: 98% of clients surveyed who know more ways to plan for their safety. 96%of clients surveyed who know more about community resources. 96% of clients surveyed who know more about the cycle of violence. Number of clients in emergency shelter 50 Women, 43 Children. Number of nights of safety provided to victims in our residential program 3,800. Number of hotline calls received annually 4,000+. Number of unduplicated individuals provided with services through intake 893. Number of program/service hours provided annually 6,500.

Target demographics: the survivors of Domestic Abuse

Direct beneficiaries per year: 893 victims of domestic abuse and their children

Geographic areas served: Somerset County, NJ

Programs: 24-hour crisis call or text hotline, emergency shelter, counseling and other support to victims of domestic violence. transitional housing program, outreach services, individual and group counseling and case management, legal advocacy and other support for adult and child victims of domestic violence.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

A caring and responsive organization for those dealing with domestic violence.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing staff that want nothing more than to help you. They go above and beyond!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Sound Somerset has always been a great agency! They have helped numerous clients and their work is amazing. Their legal team is so helpful as well as the counselors.

Board Member

Rating: 5

At each Board meeting the Executive Director shares a mission moment. The stories of those served by this organization are inspiring and equally inspiring is the dedication, compassion and effectiveness of the staff that serves those affected by domestic abuse.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have just completed 40 hours of training with Safe + Sound which afforded me the opportunity to meet and learn from a broad segment of the professional staff. I was truly impressed with their knowledge, passion and compassion for the people they serve. Wonderful team!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe +Sound provide excellent services to the DV population in Somerset county. S+S provide the following services: Legal Advocate, Shelter/safe House, Supportive Listening, Counseling, Crisis Hotline, Information Referral, and DVRT. The clients safe+Sound served praise the services and the professional services staff provide during their stay at the safe house.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe + Sound, Somerset offers many services to individuals in the community in need of counseling, legal advocacy, and supportive listening. Safe + Sound, Somerset shows compassion to the families they serve and vital to those who want to leave an abusive and unhealthy relationship.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The agency serve the DV population. The agency provide the following services: Shelter Safe/ House, DV Advocate, Legal services, Counseling, Supportive Listening and Transitional Housing. The clients praises the case managers for the great services we provide.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very professional, excellent, kind and excellent communication skills.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This nonprofit helps as many people as they can, in any way that they can. I would recommend it to those in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe+Sound has a warm, wonderful caring team of staff members that is dedicated to working for the benefit of their clients each and every day.
Working alongside them is an honor.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Volunteer Coordinator at Safe+Sound Somerset, I am always amazed by the compassion and drive of our volunteers. Their motivation to make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic abuse is extraordinary.

Volunteers who complete the 40 plus hours of domestic abuse education/training state that they do not want it to end. They have reported that their lives have been changed by the experience. Some have included their families and gone on to volunteer in various ways throughout the community, not exclusively with our organization. Others have enrolled in college to pursue careers in the field. While still others have found the courage to reach out to victims in the community who are experiencing domestic abuse and offer a supportive hand.

Volunteers are essential to Safe+Sound Somerset's mission to stop the cycle of violence and end domestic abuse once and for all. They are a life line to those who are drowning. I am humbled to know these inspirational souls.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Safe + Sound has done a lot for me, but one big thing is it has provided me with a large amount of knowledge and information. I've never been more informed about what domestic violence is and how it can affect not only the survivor but others around him or her. Safe + Sound provides excellent counseling, case management, and legal advocacy work that really puts the client first, shows empathy, and promotes empowerment. I am proud to be a part of the team here at Safe + Sound and feel as though the agency has done, and will continue to do, good work that is needed.

Advisor

Rating: 5

As the Development Director of this nonprofit, I am often out in the community promoting the agency. Quite often a survivor will come up to me and express their gratitude because they went to Safe+Sound Somerset for help. Some have even told me that if it hadn't been for Safe+Sound Somerset they may not be alive today. The work we do has a direct impact on the lives of members of our community empowering them to move from the life of a victim to one of a strong survivor with a future filled with hope.
The many services we provide empower victims and engage the community to break the cycle of violence. Speak is our teen program meant to teach teens about healthy relationships. Since one in three teens will be in an abusive relationship before they leave high school it is imperative that we do more to educate our students about dating abuse and the connection to domestic abuse.
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please reach out for help. Our services are free and completely confidential.