Kelly White Family Shelter
The Family Shelter is a home to hundreds of women and children each year who are fleeing family violence. SafePlace shelter staff work to make sure single women and women with children are safe from the abuser, have their basic needs met and have assistance in developing a plan to leave shelter safely.
The Family Shelter was designed to offer a survivor a place to begin to feel secure and hopeful for their future. Community and support can be found through the groups of five families who share a large kitchen, dining area and living room. Each family has their own bedroom and bathroom.
Survivors of a recent sexual assault or rape who do not feel comfortable or safe staying in their own home are also served at the shelter.
There is a playground, a computer lab, library, laundry room and commissary for residents to use. Everything is located within well-monitored, securely- locked gates.
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To access shelter call our 24-hour Hotline: 512.267.SAFE (7233), our Hotline advocates are trained to assess the level of danger for everyone who calls for shelter and to find safe solutions. For those not ready for the step of seeking shelter, advocates can help build a safety plan and give advice and information about all SafePlace programs.
Men are also victims of intimate partner violence and SafePlace provides shelter for them (and their children) at either our Family Shelter or by working with local partners.
More than 1,600 men and boys have sought shelter at SafePlace since 1998.
An individual is eligible for SafePlace services if the individual is a survivor of domestic or sexual assault, or a survivor’s dependent. No survivor or dependent of a survivor will be denied services because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, nationality, disability or medical condition.