SAFE of Columbia County, a 501c-3 non profit, was founded in 1979 as the Columbia County Women’s Resource Center.
Advocacy philosophy: 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, nation 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.
In 2015 SAFE served 590 individual survivors, housed 70 people in our shelter and provided over 14,000 life-saving services to our clients.
Policies and Procedures:
Direct Service Policies and Procedures
Mission Values Core Competencies and Advocacy Philosophy
Fees and Services
Direct Service Provider Requirements
Clients Rights and Responsibilities
Privacy Practices and Clients Right to Confidentiality
Release of Information
Retention and Destruction of Records
Services to Minors and People with Legally Appointed Guardians
Client Grievances and Feedback
Domestic and Sexual Violence Response and Accompaniment‘
The Starting Place Shelter