One person can
only do so much

One person can
only do so much

Statistics from the National Domestic Violence Hotline

The statistics on this page have been compiled from various sources.

24 people per minute

are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States

Nearly 3 in 10 women

in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner

1 in 4

aged 18 and older have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime

est. 13% of women

have experienced unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way

1 in 6

have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful

9.4% of high school students

report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend, in a nationwide survey

Empowering people to live safe, healthy, non-violent lives.

SAFE is Columbia County's only provider of confidential advocacy and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. All of SAFE's services are free, and available to anyone affected by violence.


survivors helped with domestic violence, sexual assault & stalking

people supported on the 24 Hour Help Line

unduplicated individuals and their children sheltered

teens in county schools delivered prevention programming and classes

SAFE works in every community in Columbia County and serves every school district in the county with prevention programming.


Empowerment Philosophy of Advocacy:


Domestic and sexual violence are rooted in systemic oppression.


We believe everyone possesses the ability to foster healthy relationships. We value everyone’s right to self-determination regardless of their age, gender, race, color, national origin, immigration status, religion, ability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income.


We offer advocacy, education, and support for our community members to live lives free from violence. We practice confidentiality, utilize trauma informed care, and strive to treat everyone with respect and dignity.

We need your help to support survivors.

Please consider donating today.

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100% of your money brings clean water to people in need.

Private donors cover our operating costs, so you can give knowing your whole gift will help bring clean water.

We rely on the generosity of corporate and private sponsors to help us achieve our goals.

Here are current operation and program spending breakdown.

Farming & Food Self-sufficiency 77%
Research and Advocacy 65%
Education 85%
Help Citizens with Special Needs 71%
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