SAFE Space offers 20 days of immediate crisis shelter for families who are at the highest risk of being killed or seriously injured by the abuser. These confidential apartment units are fully furnished and provide the basic necessities for a family coming to DC SAFE immediately following a violent incident. Often families come to us with little but the clothes on their backs.
SAFE Space is the only crisis housing program in the District of Columbia for domestic violence survivors.
SAFE Space provides a safe and quiet apartment in which a family can recover, obtain the necessary social services to immediately sustain themselves and begin to make longer-term decisions about their future.
DC SAFE staff are on site to assist with these important next steps, and a counselor is available on site through our partnerships with The Women’s Center and the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, to allow families to begin the healing process as quickly as possible after entering SAFE Space.
While apartments are furnished through donations and collaboration with the local agencies, we are constantly in need of consumable items and smaller household necessities.