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Pampering Day for Shelter Residents

On September 3rd, Jacqueline Brantley, a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, and her team sponsored a Pampering Party for the residents of the Shelter. What a fantastic day of fun and beauty! Thank you!   ...

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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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We remember you, Lauren Brown Smart!

In 2014 Lauren's husband brutally beat and strangled her to death in front of her 6-year old son. We are relived to learn the state Supreme Court upheld his conviction of murder. Sadly, over the past year 15.5 million children witnessed domestic violence at least once...

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Supreme Court Upholds Domestic Violence Gun Rights

A banner day for domestic violence as the Supreme Court upholds that the 2nd Amendment does not apply to those charged with domestic violence. “The Supreme Court today affirmed what we know — domestic violence escalates and is often deadly. Ensuring that convicted abusers do not...

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SAFE Shelter’s Camp R.O.C.K. Summer Pool Party

Another fantastic SAFE Shelter Camp R.O.C.K. Summer Pool Party in the books! Great fun and yummy eats enjoyed by all! And of course a HUGE THANK YOU to Lorraine and Scott for hosting this annual event at their home. [caption id="attachment_1668" align="alignright" width="960"] Watermelon and raspberry...

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Susie’s Story

"Susie" initially contacted the Outreach Program about getting a divorce from her husband. She was so afraid of him and declined an offer for a Temporary Protective Order, fearing that would only make worse matters worse. She didn’t contest anything in the divorce and just hoped he would finally...

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Mary’s Story

"Mary" was an Army wife and her husband had been very physically and verbally abusive. Living in Savannah, she was thousands of miles away from her family in the Midwest. After one particularly vicious beating, she slipped away in the middle of the night with her young son and came...

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Marla’s Story

"Marla" and her two sons, ages 12 and 14, came to SAFE Shelter six years ago. Marla and her husband were both university professors from South Africa. Along with the verbal, physical and emotional abuse, Marla’s husband was threatening to take their sons back to his village and...

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Laura’s Story

Many years ago, "Laura" came to the Outreach Program to request a Temporary Protective Order against her husband. Laura worked for the City of Savannah and had three beautiful little boys, ages 7, 9 and 12. Her husband was physically abusive, but the worst part, she said, was...

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April’s Story

In 2004, "April" took the first step toward getting away from her abusive husband. She had two children, one just 13 months old. She called the SAFE Shelter Outreach Program and victim advocates there assisted her with a court order. This Superior Court order stipulated that her husband...

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