Please visit this link to read “Finding the Courage to Care,” a powerful article from the Giving Matters Philanthropic Counsel about one woman’s loss of a friend due to domestic violence. Your year-end gift can help save the lives of others in our community.
An Important Announcement from Safe Alliance!
Earlier this year the Safe Alliance Board of Directors and Senior Leadership made a strategic decision to focus on sexual assault and domestic violence services in Mecklenburg County and Lake Norman. Safe Alliance transferred the Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center and Sexual Trauma Resource Center in Union County to our sister organization Turning Point. We transferred our Sexual Trauma Resource Center in Cabarrus County to another sister organization, Esther House. Companies who contracted with us for the Employee Assistance Program were given the opportunity to make a seamless transition to another provider. Safe Alliance identified a comprehensive list of appropriate general counseling options for our departing clients.
This decision represents the crystallization of Safe Alliance’s mission to provide hope and healing to people in crisis and the evolution of our strategy and direction. We have chosen to proactively focus on Mecklenburg County and Lake Norman in order to ensure that we are delivering the highest quality services thus yielding the greatest impact for our clients and the community, while maintaining our financial stability for years to come. We look forward to building upon the successful foundation of our Clyde & Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter where we assist over 900 victims and their children in imminent danger each year; our Sexual Trauma Resource Center which provides 24 hour hotline services to over 800 individuals; and our Victim Assistance/Legal Representation Program which provides court advocacy and free legal representation to over 4,000 victims of domestic and sexual violence each year.
We want to offer our deepest thanks to everyone who has made this transition such a success. The support and level of partnership from community organizations, funders, donors and volunteers throughout the region has been amazing. We are truly grateful to all of you and look forward to continuing our work together to build a safer and more peaceful community!
Why Your Support is Critical
1 in 3 women will be impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence during their life time
3 women are killed each day in the USA by an intimate partner
Every 2 minutes someone in the USA is sexually assaulted
CMPD responded to more than 36,000 domestic violence related calls last year
One in every four girls and one in every 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthdays
If You Need Help
In an emergency please dial 911. To reach a domestic violence or rape crisis hotline 24/7 call the appropriate number below.
Domestic Violence Crisis Line:
704 332 2513
Rape Crisis Line:
704 375 9900