“At Safe Harbor, there is a roof over my head, food, clothes, and my needs are met. I am safe. I am not alone. My hardest step I’ve already taken. My attitude determines the rest.” – Safe Harbor client, 2010
Safe Harbor provides emergency safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children who are in crisis. We cover the basics first—food, shelter, medical care, and new schools for the children (if necessary).
Once we make sure that a victim is safe, we can give clients the support and resources they need to set goals and to gain strength and hope. During their shelter stay (averaging 6-8 weeks), each client works with Safe Harbor’s professional staff to identify needs and set goals. Clients receive individual and group counseling, case management, referrals, advocacy, and all basic living necessities during their shelter stay. Follow-up support is available for clients who have completed their stay. All services are free of charge for victims and their children.
Our three shelters are located in Greenville (34-bed shelter), Anderson (20-bed shelter) and Oconee County (16 bed shelter). Safe Harbor gives clients the tools they need to make the permanent changes necessary for a life without domestic violence. We also provide emotional support, with counseling and conversations with other victims. Call 1.800.291.2139 if you need safe shelter.