One of the ways in which victims of domestic abuse can feel ownership of their lives and gain a sense of control is to devise a safety plan. This simple list can help you to feel a sense of preparedness and ability to deal with unsafe or inappropriate situations that could occur. A safety plan is a recommended procedure for a person currently involved in an abusive relationship, one who has decided to leave their partner, or one who has already left.
24 Hour Hotline
We offer a 24 hour hotline that can be reached through our toll free number. 1.800.854.3552. You don’t have to be in crisis to call the hotline. People call for a variety of reasons including:
- To ask questions
- To get resources
- For information about abuse and services
- To talk to someone about abuse
- Because they are in crisis and need immediate support
Our shelter is staff 24 hours day/ 7 days and week and is in a confidential location. We offer weekly house meetings and support in helping women create their self-directed path to taking back their life.
Court and Social Service Advocacy
Advocates offer support and assistance in obtaining protective orders as well as accompaniment to court proceedings and referrals for a pro bono service needs
Currently A Safe Place runs 3 community support groups. All groups are held in a confidential location in Portsmouth, Salem and Rochester. Free childcare up to age 12 in the Portsmouth location only. Other services offered by A Safe Place include a 24 hour toll-free hotline, emergency shelter, safety planning, legal/social service advocacy, children’s program, community education for teens and adults, and a volunteer program. For information call 24 hours a day at 1.800.854.3552; locally in Portsmouth at 436.7924, in Salem at 890.6392 and in Rochester at 330.0214.
A Safe Place provides educational presentations and training for teens and adults. We offer a variety of interactive and informative programs that are geared to the audience.
Do you have a lobby area where you want to share valuable information with your clients and staff? Is your organization having a fair or expo? A Safe Place has many outreach materials to share with you. We have brochures that cover a wide variety of topics including…
- Safety Planning
- Elder Abuse
- Immigrants and Domestic Abuse
- Domestic Abuse and the Workplace
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Victims
- Men and Domestic Abuse
- Teen Dating Violence
- Healthy Relationships
- Non-Physical Abuse in Relationships
- The Cycle of Violence and the Power and Control Wheel
- Fact Sheets on Domestic Abuse, Teen Dating Violence, Domestic Abuse in the Workplace
Along with brochures on these topics we also provide outreach packets with information and contact cards for A Safe Place.
Contact our Coordinator of Education and Outreach to request information or to schedule a fair or expo at 603.436.4619 x14