Services to Abused Families, Inc. 



SAFE offers a variety of services designed to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by using a wide range of agency specific and community based support resources. For more information about these and other services, please email us at 

or call our 24-hour hotline at 800.825.8876.

24-Hour Hotline:  

SAFE's hotline is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The hotline is for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who need someone safe to talk to or need immediate help. Family members and friends may call also to seek information to help as well as receive services to help cope during or after the situation as well. The hotline number is 800.825.8876. Language Line Interpretation Services are available.


SAFE offers a 15 bed emergency, temporary stay to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are fleeing a violent or abusive situation. 

Our service areas are:

Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannoch VA

(callers out of our service area are considered on a case by case basis and current availability)

Legal Advocacy:  

While SAFE does not have attorneys on staff, employees and volunteers are available to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault navigate the legal system. SAFE Advocates can assist survivors with protective orders and provide court accompany as a support system. Services provided to those seeking assistance as a result of domestic violence and sexual assault and clients

Supportive Counseling

SAFE provides free individual/group supportive counseling to the shelter residents and community members looking for help dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. Support groups are offered across our service area. The groups are held in a casual setting, 

 (contact to learn which groups have corresponding children's group and/or daycare)

Case Management:  

SAFE staff work with survivors to build a large and diverse safety net of support, assistance. and while persons work on individual needs at there own pace.  During which referrals are provided but not limited to; community resources, housing assistance programs, employment, daycare, etc. 

Children and Teen Programs:  

Children of all ages may witness and/or experience domestic and sexual violence. SAFE offers group and individual supportive services for children.  Services are provided through play, activities, field trips, etc. and structured to the individuals need at the time of service. 

Services for the Latino Community:  

SAFE has Bi-lingual Spanish speaking Advocates available to assist the Latino community as well as Language Line Services that are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. 

(Language Line not limited to Spanish)

Educational Programs:  

SAFE staff and volunteers provide free educational programs to civic organizations, schools, workplaces, allied professionals, the faith community and other community groups upon request. Programs incorporate issues related to domestic and sexual violence, stalking and SAFE services as a whole, all programs are free.

Volunteer Opportunities:  

Volunteer opportunities for those in the community interested in helping us fulfill our mission of providing shelter, support, and advocacy to survivors of 

domestic violence and sexual assault.  Please see our Volunteer tab for more information.