Join us for our monthly board meeting on August 21st 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


We are hiring!

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

Full-time Family Advocate at Butterfly House Child Advocacy Center

PRN Advocate at the Domestic Violence Shelter

If you are interested in applying please email resume to All positions must be able to pass background check, drug screen, and have clean MVR. Bachelor’s degree or related experience is preferred for Family Advocate Position.


Upcoming Events


Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Training

SAFE Thrift Store Ribbon Cutting

Our SAFE Thrift Store in Blairsville is moving to….

27 Pinebrook Drive, Blairsville, GA

We would like for you to join us at our Ribbon Cutting to celebrate our move and the opening of the store. Event is September 14th at 11 AM. We will have snacks, drinks, and an auction. You can meet our staff and board members and learn about how SAFE helps your community. 

One of the auction items is a beautiful hand-made doll house created by Pat Thibodeaux. This would make a fantastic Christmas gift for someone’s little girl. 


What we have been up to…

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.