SAAFE HOUSE works with each individual on their own personal plan. There is no "one size fits all" plan of approach. We have clients who need a safe living environment who stay in our shelter and others, outreach clients, who have a safe environment in which to stay, but come to us for necessary services and supplies. We serve women, children and men; whoever in the family needs any of the services we have to offer. Our shelters, though, are specifically for women and their children.
Our board of directors have adopted the following mission statement and philosophy.
MissionSAAFE HOUSE is committed to empowering victims of family violence and sexual assault by providing individualized immediate, free, and confidential services. Our goal is to prevent family violence and sexual assault by educating our community.
SAAFE HOUSE believes in the self-determination of women and the right of all persons to live without fear, abuse, or oppression.
- We believe services should be available to battered persons and sexual assault survivors without regard to sex, race, national origin, age, physical handicap, religion, or sexual orientation.
- We believe these persons are best served by volunteers and staff who are educated and/or dedicated to an abuse-free environment.
- We believe that the sharing of information, networking, working collectively, and ethical communication with law enforcement, criminal justice, and other social service organizations will help change our societal attitudes about, and responses to, violence against both women and men.
- We believe that abusive individuals are both morally and legally accountable for their actions.