Programs & Services

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, SAFE Shelter is available to answer questions, provide support, safety planning, and referrals. Calls are always confidential and we will never call you back.

24-Hour Crisis Line:
(912) 629-8888

SAFE Shelter House

Our SAFE Shelter house offers confidential, secure, temporary housing for women and children that are victims of domestic violence. We also provide shelter for men in need of safe temporary housing at an alternate location.

We firmly believe that no one deserves to live in fear. Everyone, regardless of sex, race, culture, or religion, deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. We believe all victims of intimate partner violence deserve a chance to live violence free. SAFE Shelter is certified through the Governors’ Office of Children and Families and is a United Way Agency.

Outreach Program / Legal Advocacy

Our Outreach Program is for victims that do not require shelter but need legal advocacy and other advise. The Outreach Program advocates will assist with preparing Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs), meet you at the courthouse to file the order, be with you when you have been assigned a Superior Court Judge that will hear your request for protection in chambers (not open court to set a hearing within 30 days of filing. Every Outreach client is provided a pro bono attorney for the hearing.

SAFE Shelter Outreach Program
7395 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 203
(912) 651-0004

Bi-Lingual Advocacy

SAFE Shelter understands that the Savannah community has a large Spanish-speaking population and has bi-lingual advocates on staff. Our bi-lingual advocate works out of our Outreach Program office located at 7395 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 203.  Additionally, SAFE Shelter’s 24-hour hotline subscribes to a language line, which is used to translate if you call after hours and one of our bi-lingual advocates are not available.

Follow-up/After Care Program

Offered to families / individuals who are leaving the shelter. We provide home visits and monthly support groups for two years. An on-site Pod is used to store household items and furniture for those families / individuals who are usually starting all over again. The program can provide rent / utility deposit assistance, groceries, and bus tickets as well. Currently, 95% of the victims in the follow-up program have not returned to their abusers.

Child & Family Advocacy

We understand that there may be more than one victim when It comes to domestic violence and that is why we have a dedicated Child Advocate on staff to also ensure their needs are met. The shelter’s Child Advocate provides opportunities for them to express themselves through art, writing and weekly support groups.

Camp R.O.C.K.

All kids need a chance to just be kids. Especially children that have lived through domestic violence. SAFE Shelter’s Camp R.O.C.K. is for children ages 5 – 17 who have been directly affected by domestic violence.

Camp R.O.C.K. stands for Recognizing Our Children’s ‘K’reativity and offers nine, week-long indoor and outdoor camp sessions from June – July.

Community Education

SAFE Shelter provides community education programs all across the metro Savannah area as we know a community that speaks out against domestic violence is the key to helping end the abuse.