COVID-19 Updates

An Update from the CEO of A Safe Place

We hope this letter finds you safe and well.

With the Coronavirus outbreak, A Safe Place has been implementing all of the necessary precautions to remain a safe environment for staff and residents. Currently, we do not have any tested confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff or residents, and as the state continues to ease restrictions, we remain vigilant. A Safe Place strives to create a community where violence is not tolerated or hidden. We work towards this goal with valued partners like you, and we rely on these collaborations to ensure victims of human trafficking and domestic violence receive the support and services they need. As you may know, when the stay-at-home order was put in place, we modified our services to ensure we could respond safely to the increasing needs of domestic violence survivors.

Throughout the months, we have remained open and operational at all of our locations.

We have transitioned our emergency shelter residents to alternative accommodations, began providing individual and group counseling via telehealth sessions, continued offering legal assistance to those seeking orders of protection, and have maintained our crisis hotline as well as operations at our Family Visitation Center. Our team is helping clients in-person while also working diligently behind the scenes on efforts such as securing long-term housing and expanding our housing program to accommodate clients who may be unable to pay rent and risk eviction. Please know we are carefully planning and preparing for the future and remain committed to providing high-quality, modified services. For example, through our emergency shelter program, we are altering our delivery model to ensure social distancing while still meeting the current high demand for survivors seeking safety from immediate dangers. Our procedures have been enhanced to operate and maintain our facility in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s recommended infection control measures. For clients we are unable to safely house at our emergency shelter with appropriate social distancing, our team has identified new shelter options that have reduced health risks and ensure physical safety from abusers. The past few months have been challenging, and we are proud of how we have responded, but we know in the coming year, A Safe Place must operate differently and adapt to the new realities we all face.

We look forward to continuing our work together to protect the victims and children experiencing abuse.

With Well Wishes,

pat davenport

pat davenport
Pat Davenport,
A Safe Place
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