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About S.A.F.E. House

S.A.F.E. House was established in 1994 by a group of community leaders concerned about the needs of battered women and their children. Today, through safe shelter, support, advocacy, counseling and community education, the organization provides a comprehensive approach to working with families to Stop Abuse in the Family Environment.

S.A.F.E. House is committed to stop violence and abuse in the family environment by providing safe shelter, support, advocacy, counseling and education.

S.A.F.E. House will provide quality crisis intervention, shelter and counseling services to domestic violence victims and their children and accredited treatment services for those who choose to abuse.

S.A.F.E. House will provide comprehensive advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and abuse and follow up and transitional resources and support.

S.A.F.E. House will be the leader in domestic violence education and prevention; raising the awareness of the seriousness and devastating effects of family abuse and violence; promote women’s strengths, competencies and abilities; holding batterers accountable for their violent and abusive behavior; and advocating for community involvement and social change.


Every woman, man and child has the right to live in a safe, nurturing and supportive family environment.

Board of Directors

  • Martin Dean Dupalo - President (2012-2014)
  • Sabrina Mercadante - Vice President (2012-2014)
  • Judy Belanger - Secretary (2012-2014)
  • Steven Hanson - Treasurer (2012-2014)
  • Jennifer Hargis - Indefinitely
  • Bristol Ellington - Indefinitely
  • Carol White - Indefinitely
  • Ken Proctor- Indefinitely
  • Gerson Druckman - Indefinitely
  • Gerrie Schroder - Indefinitely

2012-2013 annual report below

2012 2013 Annual Report



Community Education and Outreach

Empowering our community through knowledge

S.A.F.E. House  helps raise community awareness of the grave and devastating effects of family violence and reaches out to those who will benefit from our services.  We provide professional domestic violence training, literature and other information about domestic violence for family members and friends, workplace and health care provider training, prevention activities, and safety planning.


Dating Violence and Abuse

1 in 3 high school girls has been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. S.A.F.E. House Teen Dating Violence Council is an interactive, teen driven program designed to empower teens to choose safe and violence free relationships.

Contact our Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for information, annettes@safehousenv.org

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