If You Need Help

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.


National Directory

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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.


If there are not any services provided near you, try contacting your local domestic violence service provider, the Domestic Violence Hotline, the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men & Women.  If you are in immediate danger, dial 911.

Become A Member

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Speaker's Bureau

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     Volunteer

 

There are many volunteer opportunities at Stop Abuse For Everyone. Volunteers are always welcome and anyone can volunteer, regardless of where you live.

       Make A Donation

Make a donation to fuel the movement to stop abuse for everyone. Learn more about the different ways you can contribute; how to make donation, how your money will be used, and what a difference your donation will make to our cause.

    Become A Member

If you cannot afford to make a large donation, please show your support by becoming a member of SAFE. Our membership range from $30 - $500. Each membership includes a great deal of information about our organization and cause, mugs, membership card, and more. You will also have the option of being added to our email list so that you can become updated on news and events.

    Have A Meeting

Have a meeting or informal get-together in your community to introduce others to SAFE and the services we provide.  You can invite your friends and acquaintances; reaches out to other community members by handing out flyers or by putting a free ad in the community section of your local paper.  A SAFE representative (or you with some guidance) will give a brief talk and show a short (10 minute) video to introduce the issues being faced by members in your community and how SAFE can help. A hat or basket can be passed around for contributions from your guests with no pressure to contribute if they do not wish to. Having a get-together is a great way to bring people together in your community, have a great time, and accomplish something very worthwhile at the same time.

    List Of Local Services

SAFE maintains a list of local resources. Anybody who registers on the SAFE website can add resources to this list and also comment on existing resources. If you want to help other people out in your area, you can list any local services that are in your phone book (if you want to be extra-helpful, call them, and confirm what populations they are serving. Be polite!). Also, you can add comments to any resources that are already there, describing your experiences.

    Start A Local Chapter

Start a Local Chapter of SAFE, set up a hotline, support group, or shelter in your local area, or advocate for services in your area. Local chapters really make a big difference in a local area.

    Setup A Training/Speaking Engagement

Help Set up a Training/Speaking Engagement - SAFE speakers are listed on the Speakers Bureau page.  We're adding more experts all the time.  This is one of the primary missions of SAFE to provide accurate balanced information to service providers and the general public and conduct trainings on how service providers (social service, crisis lines, shelters, law enforcement, health care, etc.) can effectively and (at a low cost) be gender inclusive.  By conducting professional presentations to such groups, we greatly expand services for under served victims of domestic violence.

To setup speaking engagements, contact your local service provider-police department, hospital/health care system, district attorney, bar association, nursing association, physician group, university, etc.  Ask for the person in charge of professional education or training.  Encourage them to contact SAFE via the webpage speaker bureau and inquire about conducting a training or hearing from a speaker.

Don't forget venues that would apply to the general public as well, such as Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, civic groups or an upcoming conference where they could sponsor a speaker.  You can also contact organizations you or someone you might know are involved in. All it takes is persistence, some follow-up phone calls, and a little effort.  Give it a try in your area today!

Join Our Mailing List

Join Our Mailing List - Be connected with others involved in this field and know what's happening around the world with domestic violence issues, and especially with underrepresented domestic violence populations. 

Research Services

Research Services - Do research and try to find local services that will serve underserved groups such as men and lesbians. Next, email SAFE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and suggest these services be added to our National Directory of Services. It's fairly easy, and it is so important to those needing services! If possible, try to call to double check to make sure that the service provider truly does provide help and find out what kind. Don't forget to provide us with as much complete contact information as possible: phone number, webpage, email, and address. The name of the person you contacted is always helpful. Service providers are, of course, encouraged to submit detailed information directly. Write letters or call local services, asking them if they serve EVERYONE who is abused, and if not, why not? Ask them to offer services, and if they need help doing so, tell them they can contact SAFE.

Support Others

Support others - If you want to help directly or have experienced abuse yourself, please consider being listed on our Resource Page. You can provide an understanding ear for those who are going through an abusive relationship or have left one.

Domestic Violence Brochures

Use the Domestic Violence Brochures - The SAFE brochures for men, gay men, and lesbian women can be very useful to service providers.  They contain pertinent information that you might not find elsewhere. You can download these brochures right on our website. We've got a long way to go in distributing these brochures! Every police department, emergency room, and courthouse in the nation should have copies of this brochure on hand for potential victims.

Start out by making some phone calls to establish a contact person (at police departments, emergency rooms, courthouses, etc.) to find out where you should send the brochures.  Once you have a contact person, you can help by sending them a letter and copies of the brochure.  If your contact person wants to request more brochures, have them contact SAFE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will make sure that they receive more brochures. Follow-up with your contacts and ask if they are interested in getting more brochures for their agency. Think globally, act locally! You can make this effort with very little time put into it, a few phone calls to find the right person, stamps for mailing, and phone calls to follow-up. This effort can be easily done and can help so many people!

Write About Personal Experience

Write about your personal experience in our forums section, and help others understand this issue.

Encourage Sites To Link To Safe

Encourage other sites to link our website, SAFE.  Surf the web, find sites that might link to SAFE, write their webmaster, and request a link to SAFE.  Please be courteous, and do not represent yourself as being a part of SAFE. This helps SAFE become more prominent on search engines and directs more people to the SAFE website.  If someone's looking for resources, this could make a huge difference for them. Specifically, we suggest these links:


Stop Abuse For Everyone Resources
Stop Abuse For Everyone National Directory of Services
Stop Abuse For Everyone Public Forum
Stop Abuse For Everyone Brochures
Stop Abuse For Everyone Speakers Bureau

SAFE's Media Contact List

Be on the SAFE's Media Contact list.  If you're willing to talk about your experiences with domestic violence to the media please contact SAFE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide your name, contact information, geographic location, and a brief description of your experience. Include whether or not you have photos, what previous contacts you have had with the media, and anything else that would help us identify whether you'd be appropriate for a particular reporter to talk to. Past media contacts have included ABC News 20/20, The National Associated Press, "Sally", Montel Williams Show, The Home and Family Show, The Detroit News, The Georgia Straight, Dear Abby, and many more.

To be considered for a media spot please provide the following supporting information:

1.  A sentence stating that you'd like to be on the media contact list.
2.  Name, address, day and evening phone numbers.  Include what metro area you are nearest to.
3.  Do you have photos and/or medical/police records of any injuries you sustained?
4.  Was your assailant arrested or a police report made?  Were you arrested?
5.  Do you, or did you have an attorney related to this case?  Name, address, phone, if so.
6.  Was a restraining/protective order issued?  Against whom?  When?  How many times?
7.  Did you seek services from any crisis line or domestic violence shelter?  What was their response?
8.  Provide a SHORT version of what what happened to you including dates, witnesses, etc. 600 words maximum.

Thank you for your interest in helping SAFE. People like you make a difference for the world and our organization.

Even if you only have an hour a week to help you can make a big impact.



    THANK YOU FROM SAFE

 

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