Charlotte Domestic Violence Shelter


Safe Alliance proudly announces the opening of the Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter in winter 2012-13. The new shelter is the realization of a dream and a source of hope for those in need of sanctuary from abusive situations. 

The new Safe Alliance shelter has 80 beds compared to the 29 beds at our former shelter. The shelter is located on a 5-acre site in Charlotte, convenient to public transportation and other support services.  The 40,000 square foot facility has state-of-the art security.

With an increase in capacity, Safe Alliance can now offer longer stays for our clients. In our former shelter, clients were limited to stays of 30-days due to a lack of space.  Now, each family’s needs are addressed individually and service plans are developed accordingly. 

The new shelter space includes: 10 emergency units and 19 apartment – style units, counseling rooms, conference rooms, kitchen/dining room, children’s spaces, donation room, health clinic, laundry and job training center. In addition to emergency and transitional accommodations, Safe Alliance offers the following services:

  • Safety planning
  • Trauma counseling
  • Support groups
  • Case management
  • Child care
  • Legal advocacy and representation
  • Help with addiction issues
  • Life skills training
  • Health care services
  • Career planning services
  • Toiletries/clothing/furniture assistance

Confidential Charlotte Location

Contact Information:
Administrative Line

Crisis Hot line 704-332-2513 (24-hours, 7 days/week)

Please note that as part of our security protocol all visitors to the shelter are required to call and schedule an appointment in advance.  Visitors will be credentialed at several security check points before entering the facility.


Hours of Operation: 
24 hours/7 days per week