Safe Homes Project
Initiated in 1976, the Safe Homes Project (SHP) is a community-based domestic violence advocacy and service program which provides a hotline, counseling, safety-planning and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and runs a 20-bed shelter. SHP also provides education and training about domestic and intimate partner violence to professional and community groups throughout New York, works to improve laws and policies affecting survivors, and provides targeted services for special populations, including Spanish-speakers, youth, and LGBTQ survivors of partner violence. The Safe Homes Project is committed to working to eradicate domestic and partner violence and to providing the support, information, and advocacy needed for individuals and communities to live safely.
…Until All Homes are Safe Homes
Join SHP for a Free Film Screening on 2/14 at 6:30pm!
In Honor of V-DAY and One Billion Rising, the Safe Homes Project presents a free screening of:
"From Fear To Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women"
Thursday, 2/14, 6:30 pm
Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
421 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn
Refreshments and resources available
Call 718-788-6947 for more info.
Safe Homes Director Honored for Her Work
On June 20, 2012, Safe Homes Project Program Director Catherine Hodes was named a 2012 Brooklyn Woman of Distinction at a gala dinner hosted at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. more
Read poetry written by survivors of domestic violence. more
SHP Hosts Spanish-Language Community Forum
Nearly 50 honored guests and community residents attended a domestic violence forum entitled "Nuestra Seguridad, Nuestras Comunidades," ("Our Safety, Our Communities) on Saturday, April 28 at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn more
Raising Youth Awareness
Our Healthy Youth Relationship Options (HYRO) initiative trains young people as peer educators so that they can implement abuse awareness projects in their school communities. more
Sign Up for Training
To have SHP conduct training for your organization, please call our office at 718-788-6947 and speak to the program director.
Help with Outreach
Post flyers about our services in offices, restrooms, schools…anywhere that someone who needs help might see them. Click here to download our flyers.
Safe Homes Project Hotline
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
What is Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence?
Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence is a pattern of behaviors and tactics used by one person in an intimate relationship to maintain control and power over his/her partner. These tactics may be verbally, emotionally, sexually, financially, and/or physically harmful and coercive. Abusers will often become more dangerous and controlling over time. Some survivors fight back physically, some do not, but all survivors do things to try and stay safe.
No one ever deserves to be abused.