Envisioning a Domestic Violence-Free Future

At some point in our lives, nearly all of us will know someone affected by domestic violence, regardless of race, ethnicity, or income.

SafeHouse of Seminole acts as a catalyst for change working towards a safe future for all, providing counseling programs, personal advocacy services and emergency shelter for women and children and men surviving domestic abuse. As one of Florida’s leading providers of these life-changing and life-saving services, we are dedicated to offering the tools to help individuals heal and create new beginnings for themselves and their families. Our mission as a next-generation shelter is to transform lives, empowering individuals to end the cycle of domestic abuse through prevention, intervention and protection.

Our vision:  All relationships – violence-free

Our mission:  SafeHouse is dedicated to ending domestic violence in Seminole County.

SafeHouse of Seminole does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, mental or physical disability/disability status, sex/gender, pregnancy, military status/status as a veteran, genetic information, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, limited English proficiency, language spoken, or other legally protected status. SafeHouse of Seminole facilities and venues are accessible, and we will provide accommodations, including foreign language interpreters, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, alternative formats of printed materials, and real-time captioning, upon request for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or are living with disabilities, or for persons who are limited English proficient. To ensure that you receive the necessary accommodations, please make your request no later than 7 days prior to the event to info@safehousefl.com so that they can be available to you from the start of the event.

SafeHouse accomplishes its mission in the following ways:

  • Safe haven residence
  • 24/7 crisis hotline
  • Individual and group support talk sessions
  • Children’s programs
  • Financial empowerment program
  • Housing resources
  • Court advocacy program
  • Enhanced safety services program :  InVEST
  • Teen outreach program:  B.R.A.V.E.
  • Public training and education outreach program.
  • Collaboration and partnerships in the community
  • Advocacy at the local, state and federal levels
  • Board finance committee oversight

Community Programs, Services and Resources

SafeHouse provides survivors of domestic violence with a foundation for a better future. More than a shelter for women and children, our services and programs for all victims of domestic violence include:

  • Short-term campus housing
  • 24/7 crisis hotline
  • Support talk and personal advocacy
  • Support groups/workshops
  • Injunction for Protection Attorney Program
  • Employment initiatives
  • Financial empowerment program
  • Court advocacy program
  • Enhanced safety services program:  InVEST
  • Public training and education outreach programs.
  • Community resources for housing, childcare and legal assistance
  • Outreach Services that include providing survivors clothing, food and transportation (when funded)
  • Pet assistance
  • Children’s educational workshops
  • Teen dating violence awareness
  • Teen outreach program;  B.R.A.V.E. (Bystanders Rising Above Violence Everywhere).
  • Collaboration and partnerships in the community
  • Advocacy at the local, state and federal levels
  • Board of Directors and Board finance committee oversight

Preventing Domestic Violence

The CDC states that “Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans.”
SafeHouse is dedicated to preventing both domestic and dating violence in our community through community education and awareness.

SafeHouse is committed to providing youth with tools and resources they need to help end domestic violence.  Through our prevention efforts, we are always looking for ways to reach out to youth and specifically encourage teen involvement.   For more information on how you or a teenager you know can be involved, or for information for teens that think they might be in an abusive relationship, please visit our Youth web page and visit http://www.werbrave.com/about.html.

The number one barrier for women in abusive relationships is fear, and victims often feel suppressed by social, economic, religious, cultural or emotional obstacles. At SafeHouse of Seminole, we provide resources for abused women, abused men and children to escape violence in their homes and begin to rebuild their lives. Simultaneously, we work to educate our community on domestic violence prevention and showcase how every one of us has the power to play an active role in ending domestic abuse even before it occurs. Highlighting healthy relationships based on respect, safety and equality, we’re taking steps to make Seminole County the safest county for everyone.

Everyone has the power to play an active role in stopping domestic violence before it occurs by helping to establish an environment where healthy and positive relationships are based on respect, safety, and equality. Taking steps to stop harassment or violence can make a significant difference in someone’s life, and send a powerful message to society that violence is not acceptable.


Helping build a community of healthy, violence-free relationships.


Board Members

Advocates for the Prevention of Abuse Against Women and Children and Men