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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 accomplishes its mission in the following ways:

  • Safe haven residence
  • 24/7 crisis hotline
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Children’s programs to include counseling
  • Financial empowerment program
  • Transitional housing program
  • Rapid re-housing/subsidized housing programs
  • Court advocacy program
  • Enhanced safety services program :  InVEST
  • Supervised visitation:  The Y.A.N.A. Project
  • 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
  • Individual counseling and personal advocacy
  • Support groups/workshops
  • Employment initiatives
  • Financial empowerment program
  • Transitional housing program
  • Rapid re-housing/subsidized housing programs (when funded)
  • Court advocacy program
  • Enhanced safety services program:  InVEST
  • Supervised visitation:  The Y.A.N.A. Project (You are Never Alone)
  • Public training and education outreach programs.
  • Community resources for housing, childcare and legal assistance
  • Providing clothing, food and transportation
  • Pet assistance with community partners
  • 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.

History

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

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Board Members

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

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