Our Safe Places program helps parents and children who are fleeing domestic violence
Did you know that one of out of every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime? (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence).
When families come to Safe Places they are fleeing abuse. They hope that with some help they can provide a safe and loving place for their children to live – a place free from violence.
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 case management sessions, or home visits. These meetings focus on budgeting, permanent housing searches and the overall goal of obtaining self-sufficiency. All of the families are referred to the program through Fairfax County emergency shelters including, but not limited to, Bethany House of Northern Virginia and Shelter House’s Artemis House. Each head of household is required to work or attend school for at least 30 hours per week and their monthly rent is based on 30% of their income.