Director’s Corner

Friends of SAFE Shelter – June 2017

I am so excited that we are launching our first newsletter in many years! We have so many activities going on and I’m anxious to share them with you. We are just wrapping up the first week of our on-site, Camp ROCK. This 8-week camp...

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Friends of SAFE Shelter – December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 Dear Friends of SAFE Shelter, I don’t know where to begin in describing our 2016 Giving Gala! Probably the best way to start is to say it far exceeded all of our expectations! And it’s all because of you, the sponsors, the donors, the...

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Friends of SAFE Shelter | September 2016

September 2, 2016 Dear Friends of SAFE Shelter, I don’t even know where to begin! First of all, I am beyond excited about this update to our website! It’s fresh, easy to navigate and will allow us to keep you up-to-date on the many exciting things we have...

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Friends of SAFE Shelter – March 2016

Dear Friends of SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services, I know too much time has passed since my last letter. My only excuse is 2015 was such a stellar year for the shelter that I got overwhelmed every time I thought about how to cover...

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Letter to Editor – December 2013

Dec. 17, 2013 Dear Editor, In a blink of an eye, Christmas is almost upon us! For children, it’s a magical season filled with wish lists and dreams. Homes are filling up with decorated trees, gifts family and friends. But for the women and children at SAFE Shelter, their...

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Letter to Editor – October 2013

October 9, 2013 Dear Editor, Every September, the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence sends out a list of people who lost their lives to domestic violence across the state. And in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, many shelters, including SAFE Shelter will be reading these names during candlelight vigils. As I look over...

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Letter to Editor – February 2012

February 1, 2012 Dear Editor, After two months and over $100,000 in restoration, SAFE Shelter is finally open again, following a flood in November. Shelter residents, who had been housed in a local hotel, were brought back to the shelter on January 23. SAFE Shelter is this area’s only shelter dedicated...

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Letter to Editor – December 2011

December 12, 2011 Dear Editor, Three weeks ago, SAFE Shelter was forced to close its doors for the first time in 31 years. A broken sprinkler in an upstairs bedroom flooded the shelter, requiring us to find alternative housing for our 45 residents and their children. However, despite this temporary...

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Letter to Editor – November 2011

November 23, 2011 Dear Editor, On Saturday, Nov. 18, approximately 1,500 gallons of water from a broken sprinkler in an upstairs bedroom flooded SAFE Shelter. As a 16 year veteran in the field of domestic violence, I am used to handling crisis, but nothing prepared me for something like...

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Letter to Editor – October 2011

October 3, 2011 Dear Editor, Sitting at my desk here at SAFE Shelter, I can look out into the parking lot and see our families, running to meet the school bus, getting in cars for jobs or job interviews. And I can’t help but think that everyone out there...

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