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Causes: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, 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

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love what Kathy Findley and Safe Places is doing. Having grown up with a verbally abusive alcoholic father myself I truly understand their mission. How much better my pre-teen years might have been had there been a place like "Safe Places" for me. So proud to have been able to be a part of their Cinderella Balls and provide our services to such a great cause.

Sincerely, Karen Garriott- www.princesscarriage.com

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Donor

Rating: 5

Safe Places has been helping my family for many years in ways that no other organization was able to do. The staff has always been sensitive to my needs and given me hope when I had lost hope. I am proud to be both a client and a supporter.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are no words to describe how much Safe Places has helped me. i was distraught. No one believed that I had been raped. Even my own family doubted my story. It meant so much that the Safe Places counselor just believed me and made sure I was OK. It was a horrendous experience, but I had the very best advocate.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor for many years because safe Places did so much for my entire family. I will continue to give substantially to make sure that this organization is able to continue doing the work it does so professionally and with a great deal of heartfelt care. It is very easy for others who do not know to speak ill of another organization, but it is impossible to speak ill of this one when you truly believe they have saved your life and the lives of your children. I urge any and all persons to try to help Safe Places continue for many years into the future through volunteering and giving all that you can. My children are a testament to their work and not just for a few months. We have worked with them for almost eight years.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor for almost seven years and there is no other nonprofit anywhere that makes use of what they have and stretches their money like this one. The staff has always worked very hard to serve victims. And they have served so many of them, men and women, boys and girls. I am amazed at their work with children and families.

Donor

Rating: 5

Safe Places serves Little Rock in a much needed capacity. It's a life saver for so many women and children who would never receive the protection, support and comfort they so badly need. Safe Places also goes into our schools to teach our children that "Hands are not for hitting." and other nonviolent responses. Little Rock would definitely be a poorer place to live without these life fulling people at Safe Places.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Safe Places serves Little Rock not only through safe harbor but also through education. Because our country has so much violence in the homes, on the streets, on television, and in the news, our children are so in need of alternative choices. Safe Places serves that need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Arkansas has one of the highest rates of child abuse and domestic violence in the US. Families and individuals need the important life-saving skills provided by the professional staff at Safe Places. They also receive life-changing encouragement and hope to face the future. Safe Places has an outstanding director, Kathy Manis-Findley, and a team of dedicated and professional counselors on staff to help in any situation. Thanks to Safe Places for providing critical services to our most vulnerable people.

Donor

Rating: 5

Safe Places is a wonderful nonprofit organization that helps women and their children. I am proud to be a monthly donor and help them continue their important work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen Safe Places come from a very small beginning with one unpaid staff member to a vital organization that helps thousands of people through the most qualified staff I have ever see. What they do every day is selfless and compassionate, and they work with great passion for every victim.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, I believe that there is no better organization to invest in. I have seen their work with children and young people and it is truly amazing. Their many ways of empowering women who have been abused have created genuine change in lives and in families.

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Donor

Rating: 5

After finding out that my daughter was the victim of sexual abuse, I was shocked at the lack of available help. With the opening of Safe Places, our city now has a wonderful resource for information, counseling, and support. I am particularly impressed with the education they provide to help the next generation solve this epidemic. I am blessed to be able to offer monthly financial support to this worthy cause. I feel very strongly in the importance of their work.