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Thanksgiving Drive

We are still working on getting all of the coats in for our coat drive, but somehow it is already November!  Now we are also gearing up for the big feast here at Safe Places.  We want all of our

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Share the Warmth!

We are finally feeling that chill in the air.  Everyone is taking out their coats, layering on the blankets and preparing for a cozy holiday season.  While the threat of even colder weather looms, we are trying to get prepared

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All Hands on Deck For Our Families

  This summer has been a busy one!  We’ve moved in two new families and are making arrangements to move in two more! We are now serving 24 families made up of # individuals.  With all these new clients we

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Claire’s Story: A Perfect Home for Six!

Being a mother of five children, including two teenagers, is demanding and stressful enough – making sure they’re well-fed, getting plenty of sleep, doing their homework and all the other responsibilities it takes in just being “mom.” Then imagine being

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Holidays 2016

The Safe Places elves have been busy collecting, sorting and now delivering toys to every child in the program! Thanks to all of our wonderful donors, we were able to provide toys to every child AND mother in the program

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FACT Award

Safe Places is excited to announce that we are a recipient of the Family & Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia, also known as FACT! Click here to see Safe Places mentioned on their website! FACT is well-known for their license plate

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SERF stands for Survivor’s Empowerment and Resiliency Funds

When a client enters the Safe Places program, in addition to securing safe, affordable transitional housing for up to two years, another important goal is to get their financial situation back in shape – something that can be very difficult

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Stuffed Animals Put Smiles on Faces

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Children can be hidden victims of domestic violence. Even if they are not directly injured, it doesn’t mean that they don’t suffer emotional abuse and fear by bearing witness. The emotional pain doesn’t go away when the family is free

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Safe Places Golf Classic a Huge Success

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The inaugural Safe Places Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia on May 20 was a huge success, raising more than $100,000 for the Safe Places program to provide direct client support. CEO Bryan Krizek

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Safe Places Receives $188,375 Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool Grant

The Safe Places program relies on funding from numerous sources to continue to be able to offer subsidized transitional housing and support services to dozens of Fairfax County mothers and their children fleeing domestic violence. Among those sources is the

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