What we do
Safe Places is a 24-month transitional housing program serving families throughout Fairfax County, Virginia who are homeless as a result of domestic violence. Program participants are involved in weekly or biweekly case management sessions, or home visits. These meetings focus on budgeting, permanent housing searches, and the overall goal of obtaining self-sufficiency. Under the direction of our Executive Director, our passionate bilingual Case Managers drive the program with their advocacy. We are pleased to be able to offer
The mission of Safe Places is to provide families who are homeless as a result of domestic violence with safety and shelter while empowering them to break the cycle and live free of abuse.
Safe Places began in 1996, when Christian Relief Services saw the dire need to provide safe housing for domestic violence victims and their children. As a result, CRS was awarded a Transitional Housing grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, allowing us to buy our first properties and provide direct services. What began with 8 properties has now grown to 24 scattered sites, providing culturally competent, trauma-informed, evidence-based, voluntary services to adults and children fleeing domestic violence.
To become the leading domestic violence transitional housing provider in Fairfax County, VA.
Empowering survivors of domestic violence through :
Strength-based case management
Individual financial counseling
The goal of self-sufficiency
Affordable housing search assistance
Referrals for services such as abuse counseling, legal aid, and immigration
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