Southeast Advocates of Family Empowerment (Safe)
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Our mission is:
to promote social change by providing services which empower battered and abused individuals and their dependent children of all abilities to achieve safe, violence-free lives;
to partner with the community by providing information and education geared toward the elimination of domestic violence, the achievement of peace in relationships and establishment of a system to hold perpetrators accountable
to provide a safe work environment.
Professional staff help bridge the gap between victimization and independence. That includes everything from safety planning in order to remain in your home to emergency shelter and transitioning to a new life. Our services are confidential and driven by the identified needs of the victim.
SAFE provides 24-hour crisis intervention in Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Helena Parishes, as well as transitional housing in Washington Parish. SAFE offers advocacy and referral services to adults who self-identify as being victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. The agency provides an array of services, including crisis intervention, safety planning, individual/group counseling, emergency food, clothing, temporary lodging, transitional housing, transportation, legal advocacy/support, court technical assistance, court preparation and court accompaniment.
SAFE also collaborates with and offers domestic violence training to law enforcement, local court systems and other social service agencies to ensure that quality services are being provided to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.
Advocates are available to meet with victims of domestic violence in our main office and in outreach locations. Please contact the agency at (985) 542-8384 for more information.
SAFE is a member of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and is funded by state and federal grants, donations and fundraising events. Our services are made possible, in part, by grants from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Family Violence and Intervention Program (DCFS), United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE), Louisiana Bar Foundation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and private donors.