Our Mission

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(503) 397-6161
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What We Do

Our Services



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. Our empowerment philosophy is that everyone has the ability to foster healthy relationships and the right to self-determination.


The Starting Place Shelter

Our shelter helps people who are seeking safety from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Last year we provided safe, confidential refuge for 70 individuals. The Starting Place provides a 30-day temporary stay and is filled on a first come, first served basis.



SAFE is committed to taking an up stream approach to ending domestic and sexual violence. We provide evidence-based healthy relationship curriculum in local schools, 40-hour advocate certification training for our volunteers, and topical trainings to community partners and groups.

We need your help to support survivors. Please consider donating today.

Thank You

Thank you, Donors and Volunteer Advocates!

Financial Contributions help us continue our mission of empowering people to live safe, healthy, non-violent lives. The following Organizations have made a significant investment in our work and are saving lives in Columbia County: