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Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) is an organization that provides information, resources, a media campaign, educational brochures, an advocacy program, as well as, expert speakers on an array of abuse topics. We differ from most organizations because we help victims that tend to fall in-between the cracks and have few services available to them.

If you need help finding non-emergency services, check out our National Directory of Services. If there are not any services provided near you, try contacting your local domestic violence service provider, the Domestic Violence Hotline, or the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women.

If you are in immediate danger, dial 9-1-1 for emergency response.

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We are working on building a National Directory of Services for men, the disabled, the elderly, gay/lesbian/bi/trans, immigrants, teens, and more. If you have any shelters you would recommend, please contact us.

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Originally formed in 1996 as a Grassroots Support Organization, SAFE acquired its 501(c)(3) federal non-profit status in early 2001. SAFE has served tens of thousands of individuals since its inception, had extensive press coverage, and is continuing to grow. Our organization's original founder, Jade Rubrick, started this organization as a result of being turned away from domestic abuse shelters. Although he was being abused by his now ex-wife, he was denied admittance into multiple domestic abuse shelters because he was male. Rubick had stated during an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, "'We're here to help women,' he said he was told. 'We don't know what to say to a man.'" Rubick then saw the lack of available resources there were for minorities in domestic abuse. In response, he created SAFE to aid victims that fall between the cracks of guidance and assistance. Since the organization established, we have expanding our knowledge of abuse minorities to far more than just males. We now educate individuals on elderly abuse, bullying, sibling abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, cyber bullying, and much more. This is an organization that attempts to stop abuse for everyone rather than just a select few.

Rubick has since retired from his position at SAFE with the hopes of keeping his message alive. Since then, the organization has been directed by Dianna Thompson. Thompson has expanded/updated our website, created a National Directory of Services, expanded the speaker's bureau, and worked to uphold the outstanding reputation of SAFE. Addition information and links on the history of SAFE are available below. 


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Jade Rubick
Founder & Past President of SAFE

SAFE was founded by Jade Rubick in 1996 and became a non-profit organization in 2001. The image to the left is of our organization's founder, Jade Rubick.




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In Memory Of SAFE Speaker Patricia Overberg

Patricia Overberg believed that family violence needs to be viewed holistically, and her commitment to the principle of equal treatment for all informed everything she did. Most abused women's shelters deny admittance to sons 12 years or older and force mothers to place their sons in foster care, Overberg refused to require mothers to choose between their own safety and the well-being of their children.

She did not turn away male victims, whether they were  on their own or with their children. Overberg was the director of the Valley Oasis Shelter in Lancaster, CA - from 1989 through 1998. During that time, Valley Oasis was the only shelter in the U.S. that male victims could turn to. Even today, Valley Oasis remains one of the very few shelters in the U.S. that offers the same level of services to male victims as to female victims.

Overberg treated gay men and lesbians with the same respect and level of service provided to all the people she helped. She pioneered in bringing a transgendered volunteer on board at the Valley Oasis.

Overberg’s legacy lives on for all victims of domestic violence and in efforts to provide equal access to services for people everywhere. To learn more about Pat please visit her memorial website at: http://patriciaoverberg.remembered-forever.org/

In Memory of Ira Streitfeld

Ira Streitfeld, Vice President of Stop Abuse For Everyone, and the Speaker's Bureau Coordinator, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack, on July 22nd 2010. We are deeply saddened and stunned.

We are setting up an Ira Streitfeld Memorial Fund in his memory. The money collected, minus any processing fees, will be donated to Ira's designated charity, the Q Center of Portland, Oregon. We will notify Ira's family of any donations received in his honor. Any donations received that have any mention of the memorial fund will be donated to the Q Center of Portland.

Contributed by Jade Rubick



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