Emergency Medical Care
Survivors who need emergency medical care are provided transportation to medical facilities.  Safe Place Inc. also transports and accompanies survivors of sexual assault to sexual assault exams if required. We are available 24 hours a day for hospital accompaniment.

Residential Program
Safe Place Inc. provides 24 hour emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault who are in imminent danger.  The shelter is maintained in Dumas, Texas and is open to both men and women and is handicapped accessible.   

Survivors and their children not in imminent physical danger are still eligible for all of our other services on a non-residential basis.

Educational Arrangements for Children

By assisting parents with making educational arrangements for children and, when necessary, providing clothing and school supplies, Safe Place Inc. ensures compliance with Texas Education Laws.

Moreover, our child advocate meets regularly with survivors' children to assess their progress towards goals set up by both parent and child.

Community Education
Safe Place personnel provide education to local civic groups and organizations about the  causes and consequences of domestic violence and sexual assault and the intervention and prevention services Safe Place Inc. provides.  We work closely with school counselors to teach students how to prevent and/or deal with bullying at school or in social settings.  In addition, we provide educational programs to the Middle and High Schools in our 4-county area on dating abuse and violence and on the dangers of sexting and oversharing on social media websites.

PROGRAM SERVICES

Office Hours 9:00 am to 5:00pm

Monday through Friday

No appointment necessary for immediate face-to-face crisis intervention and advocacy services.

Call the 24 hour crisis hotline at 806-935-2828 or Spanish 1-800-799-7233 (National) for more information and assistance after business hours.

All services at Safe Place Inc. are provided in Spanish and English.

Civil and Criminal Justice System Legal Assistance
Safe Place Inc. assists with Protective Order application, Magistrate’s Order, accompaniment to civil or criminal justice system proceedings and assists victims in locating legal representation.


Legal Assistance

Our legal advocate and survivor advocate assist clients in applying for protective orders, child support, and legal aid assistance.  In addition, our advocates accompany survivors of abuse and violence as they navigate the criminal justice system.

Counseling
Our trained advocates conduct peer counseling sessions that give support and understanding to adult and child survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Professional counseling is also available to all victims through Safe Place Inc.

Client Advocacy

Our client advocates can conduct short-term and long-term face-to-face crisis intervention and can assist survivors in obtaining support from a wide variety of public and private social-service agencies and organizations.

Support Groups

Survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault can meet with others who have been in similar situations and discuss common issues while taking part in activities designed to build their self-esteem and autonomy.

Budgeting

We assist survivors in their efforts to escape financial dependence on an abuser.  The financial education we provide includes: budgeting, debt management, balancing a checkbook, and other skills necessary to establish an independent life without violence.  

Safety Planning

We help survivors prepare safety and escape plans that will enhance their and their children's safety at home, work, and in public or social settings and increase their chances of escaping from a bad situation.

Hotline Services
The hotline, 806/935-2828, offers 24 hour crisis intervention, information and referral for any survivor of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault.

Emergency Transportation
Survivors seeking shelter in our 4 county service area are provided emergency transportation by Safe Place Inc. staff and/or trained volunteers.  We also transport survivors to the Bridge and to NW Texas Hospital for SANE exams.  We transport shelter residents to/from work, school, church, and other places.

Employment Assistance
Survivors find help at Safe Place Inc with locating jobs, preparing resumes and gaining employment skills. 

Essential Education Services
At Safe Place Inc. survivors are given the opportunity to enroll in Parenting Classes, Anger Management Classes, Healthy Relationship and Self Esteem Support Groups.

Safe Place, Inc.
"Choice of Life Crisis Center"