Join us for our monthly board meeting on October 16th at 5:30PM at SAFE Thrift Store. We would love to see you there and are always interested in new board members. 

Address: 27 Pinebrook Drive, Blairsville, GA


Purchase Christmas Doll House Raffle Tickets by clicking on this link: Raffle Tickets

 


We are hiring!

Part-time Thrift Store Sales Associate at Young Harris SAFE Again Thrift Store

Part-time Truck Driver at Young Harris SAFE Again Thrift Store

PRN Advocate at the Domestic Violence Shelter

If you are interested in applying please email resume to info@safeservices.org. All positions must be able to pass background check, drug screen, and have clean MVR. 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Trash to Treasure Booth

SAFE will be doing a booth at Trash to Treasure in Union County on Friday October 12th from 8AM to 12PM. Join us to raise funds for our programs and check out all the booths. 

Training: How Cyber Stalking Impacts Domestic Violence

Betsy Ramsey is offering a training in cyber stalking and its effects on domestic violence to the community. The training is hosted by SAFE and North Enotah Domestic Violence Task Force.

Where: Hiawassee City Hall, 50 River Street, Hiawassee, GA

When: October 25th, 9AM to 12PM

Registration Required! Email: bramsey@safeservices.org

 

Spaghetti Dinner

SAFE will be having a Spaghetti Dinner on November 13th at the Union County Civic Center. All proceeds will be put into the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse programs of SAFE.

During this delicious feast you can also take part in our competitive trivia game. Teams are 4 people at $5. We will also be showing the movie “Max.”

 

 

What we have been up to…

Remember My Name Ceremony

On October 6th members of the community came together in remembrance and honor of victims of domestic violence homicide during 2017. Nottely Marina hosted the event. If you drive by after dusk you can see the bags lit up on the lawn, each one in remembrance of the 97 unnecessary deaths that occurred. Those who attended lit a candle in each bag and then listened to the Remember My Name poem, in honor of Andrew Cato and Tamma Lee. Thank you to those who came and paid tribute to those souls who will be greatly missed.

 

 

Ribbon Cutting at new location of SAFE Thrift Store

SAFE moved its thrift store in Union County to 27 Pinebrook Drive. The community and Chamber of Commerce joined us for the ribbon cutting. We had a great time and are so greatful for all the support of the community. 

Training: Civilian Response to an Active Shooter

We had a wonderful training with John Henson with over 70 attendees at the training. We are very thankful for John Henson and all his knowledge.

Butternut Creek Festival

On July 21st and 22nd the Butterfly House Child Advocacy Center hosted a booth at Blairsville’s Annual Butternut Creek Festival. We did kids’ activities including handprint and footprint paintings as well as selling water yo yos. 

 

SAFE’s Sail into Summer Sunset Cruise

On June 19th Nottely Marina took guests on a guided, sunset cruise on Lake Nottely with dinner included. Boats went around the marina and on down the lake to Youngcane Creek, Ivy Log Creek, Nottely Dam, and ended with a sunset near Marker #7. 

Big thanks to Nottely Marina and The View Grill! 

 

ST. Patty’s Day Thrift Store Dress Up Party

On March 17th our volunteers and board joined the community at Unwind on Lake Chatuge to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and raise funds for SAFE. They had a blast eating and dancing. Unwind gave out prizes for different costumes including the thriftiest, most expensive, greenest, most nostalgic, tackiest, fanciest and oddest. SAFE says “THANK YOU” for supporting our cause. 

International Women’s Day at Oak’s Lakeside Kitchen

Oak’s Lakeside Kitchen of The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge had a great night celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th. SAFE joined them to eat delicious food and enjoy their specials for the night. Hugh THANK YOU to our supporters at Oak’s Lakeside Kitchen!

 

 

S.A.F.E has served Towns and Union Counties in the north Georgia mountains since 1989. S.A.F.E. offers a comprehensive array of services including emergency shelter, legal advocacy, social services referrals, survivor support groups, parenting support, child advocacy, outreach and education, and medical advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

Our purpose is to help those who have been affected by abuse. While the process of seeking to heal from abusive relationships is complex, through access to a comprehensive array of services, victims can find hope.

S.A.F.E. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization providing services to victims of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Sexual Abuse. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is funded by state, federal and private grants and local contributions.

S.A.F.E. operates the Butterfly House Child Advocacy Center as well as two local thrift stores which support our victim services programs. S.A.F.E. relies on community support and volunteers to carry out its programs.