SAFE’s shelter, The Starting Place, provides temporary refuge for adults and their children seeking safety from domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking. In 2015 SAFE’s shelter provided safe refuge for 70 people. The Starting Place provides dormitory style hosing in a confidential location. The Starting Place is a first-come, first-served shelter and a screening must be completed before intake. Interested clients can complete a screening on the phone by calling our 24-hour help line at 503-397-6161 or 866-397-6161 and speaking with an advocate.