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 [email protected] 

or call our 24-hour helpline at 800.825.8876.

24-Hour Helpline:  

SAFE's helpline is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The helpline is for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who need someone safe to talk to or need immediate help. Family members and friends of survivors may call also to seek information to help their loved ones. The helpline number is 800.825.8876. Language interpretation is available.


SAFE offers emergency, temporary housing to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are fleeing a violent or abusive situation. There are 13 beds available and priority is given to residents in our following service areas:

Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock

Shelter stays are a maximum of 30-days. 

We evaluate each stay in terms of the client’s danger level and available resources.

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 help survivors with protective orders and can accompany them to court. These services are offered to residents of the shelter and the communities SAFE serves.


SAFE provides free individual and group counseling to residents of the shelter and community members looking for help dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. We offer support groups across our service area and child care is available or can be arranged. SAFE groups are open-format, allowing participants the freedom to attend on their own schedule to best meet their own needs.

Case Management:  

SAFE staff and volunteers work with survivors to build a large and diverse safety net of support and assistance. Depending on individual needs, SAFE arranges access to community resources including housing, employment, child care, substance abuse treatment, clothing, and food.

Children and Teen Programs:  

Children of all ages may witness or experience domestic and sexual violence. SAFE offers group and individual therapeutic sessions for children of all ages, as well as support for parents to help families overcome domestic and sexual violence.

Address Confidentiality Program

SAFE offers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, cost-free, confidential mail-forwarding service when you relocate.

Services for the Latino Community:  

SAFE has staff members and volunteers from the Latino Community to help Spanish speaking victims and survivors seeking shelter, support, and advocacy available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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 all aspects of issues related to domestic and sexual violence. Like all SAFE services, these educational programs are free.

Volunteer Opportunities:  

SAFE offers many 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.