Claire’s Story: A Perfect Home for Six!

Being a mother of five children, including two teenagers, is demanding and stressful enough – making sure they’re well-fed, getting plenty of sleep, doing their homework and all the other responsibilities it takes in just being “mom.” Then imagine being in a five-year...

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Share the Warmth!

We are finally feeling that chill in the air.  Everyone is taking out their coats, layering on the blankets and preparing for a cozy holiday season.  While the threat of even colder weather looms, we are trying to get prepared so our families can feel that same...

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Thanksgiving Drive

We are still working on getting all of the coats in for our coat drive, but somehow it is already November!  Now we are also gearing up for the big feast here at Safe Places.  We want all of our families to experience Thanksgiving the way we do, with full bellies and...

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All Hands on Deck For Our Families

  This summer has been a busy one!  We’ve moved in two new families and are making arrangements to move in two more! We are now serving 24 families made up of # individuals.  With all these new clients we have had a growing need for STUFF! Furniture, school supplies,...

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Holidays 2016

The Safe Places elves have been busy collecting, sorting and now delivering toys to every child in the program! Thanks to all of our wonderful donors, we were able to provide toys to every child AND mother in the program this year! Sorry about the "mess" to all of our...

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FACT Award

Safe Places is excited to announce that we are a recipient of the Family & Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia, also known as FACT! Click here to see Safe Places mentioned on their website! FACT is well-known for their license plate programs, which can be purchased...

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SERF stands for Survivor’s Empowerment and Resiliency Funds

When a client enters the Safe Places program, in addition to securing safe, affordable transitional housing for up to two years, another important goal is to get their financial situation back in shape – something that can be very difficult for a woman with children...

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Stuffed Animals Put Smiles on Faces

Children can be hidden victims of domestic violence. Even if they are not directly injured, it doesn’t mean that they don’t suffer emotional abuse and fear by bearing witness. The emotional pain doesn’t go away when the family is free of the abuser and has moved from...

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Safe Places Golf Classic a Huge Success

The inaugural Safe Places Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia on May 20 was a huge success, raising more than $100,000 for the Safe Places program to provide direct client support. CEO Bryan Krizek noted that the funds raised by the...

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