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Causes: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Human Services, Protection Against Abuse, Victims Services, Youth Violence Prevention

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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Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places has always remained on the cutting edge of victim assistance, and is always available to help victims of sexual assault, family violence, child abuse and human trafficking.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places is the ONLY place I refer my clients who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse. They have years of expertise in these areas and have even worked with a young women I referred who is a victim of sex trafficking. They are professionals and experts in the field of victim advocacy. The only ones around with this level of competence.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places is an incredible organization that works with victims of violence, serving children, young people and adults.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is no adequate way to measure the impact this organization has on the health and welfare of our local community. Safe Places has performed its mission with dedication and determination, often in the face of local criticism, but has garnered much professional recognition from across the country, including the Director of the FBI and the Attorney General of the United States. The selfless commitment of its advocates to the welfare of their clients is a model that many should adopt.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I understand all your comments but as a victim you need to do your own research. Under the Freedom of Information Act, I asked the DFA to provide me some information. I could not believed what I received. There are a lot of information to be found. This is unbelievable! The mission is very important to all of us but not when it comes to mismanagement of money. And yes I have been a victim, and I know what pain is. So disappointed....from what could have been the next great organization here in Little Rock.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with many victim service organizations as a professional in this field. There are simply none with the range of programs and the quality services of Safe Places. I am not from Arkansas, but they have a gem in Safe Places.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places consistently advocates for the protection of women, children, and especially young women through their Cinderella program. I am a social worker locally and always have confidence when referring clients to Safe Places. This is an agency that consistently thinks outside of the box to best serve clients, regardless of financieal means or barriers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

If you're looking for an expert in the field of children and families, Safe Places is the one. Safe Places has a staff of committed professionals who work with victims of violence whether through counseling, support groups, domestic abuse, sessions with children who may be harmed by violence in schools, afterschool programs, or juvenile detention centers. They don't have an 8 to 5 job. They are there for those families day or night. Safe Places staff really cares about children and families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places has wonderful programs and services for children and families harmed by violence. They offer 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, support groups and long term advocacy for as long as their clients need them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places is a refuge for women and children in danger.It is great to know we have a program of this caliber in Little Rock serving women and children in crisis. They operate on a shoestring and need ongoing support for their work. Kathy Findley is an inspiration to me and to most anyone who meets her. Her life work is manifested in Safe Places.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places is an organization for families to begin to put the pieces of their lives back together piece by piece. Violence is an ugly monster that has destroyed so many families. Thank God for an organization like this one that understands the cycle of violence and the affects that it has on the family as a whole. The group of professionals at Safe Places have the knowledge, understanding, and compassion to work with the hurting population and allow them to heal at their own pace while they walk alongside them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places is an organization that truly cares about their clients needs and assists them in whatever means are available. Clients served by Safe Places never have to pay for any expenses and advocates work on the client's time schedules. I've never seen an organization as flexible and caring as the people who work for this organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an organization that truly cares about the families and the victims. They provide their expertise by assisting their clients with crucial information and care so they can begin a healing process, regardless of their victimization and the best thing is that everything they do is free of charge and that they can assist you for as long as you need it.

The best!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional, I have observed many victim service organizations. Safe Places stands head and shoulders above so many others. It is definitely because of the quality of their work and the professionalism of their staff.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The people at Safe Places have proven themselves to be fully committed to advocacy and service. This is one of the most caring groups of people I have had the privilege to work with. In the face of tremendous cut-backs and the struggle to keep the doors open, they still went above and beyond in their level of service to all clients in need. Thank heavens Arkansas has Safe Places.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Serving Latino victims of any crime. I assist victims of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Child Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Labor Trafficking, Homicide and more.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with Safe Places has been one that is empowering, empathetic, thought provoking, spiritually uplifting, and personally and professionally inspiring. The individuals that I meet on a daily basis despite their trauma's have all played an enormous part in my growth as an advocate, counselor, facilitator, and motivator. I am so blessed to meet individuals who have decided to speak out and receive support and take back the control that was once robbed from them. It is humbling and out of respect for the many that I see and talk too, that I am able to extend myself in support of this organization and the individuals that cross our doorstep or call our hot-line. I also can't say how much I respect and admire the ladies that I work with who extend themselves above and beyond the call of duty. We BELIEVE!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working at Safe Places for 5 years and it has been the most remarkable experience in my life. It's such an honor to walk with people during their healing process after violence has affected their lives. Our staff are professionals with a desire to help people.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Safe Places empowers women and children to take control back in their lives. By serving clients who have experienced severe trauma, either through domestic or sexual violence, Safe Places provides a safe and comfortable place to express fears and hopes. The staff is completely client- centered, and works to meet immediate needs and help plan for future goals. I truly believe there is no other agency in the Little Rock area that provides services to such a broad population. Safe Places deals with the after effects of violent crimes, and works with community organizations to prevent future violence. This holistic approach shows the center's dedication to ending violence against men, women, and children.