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Safehome: A Place to Heal

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It is reported that an act of domestic violence occurs every nine seconds in the United States. Sadly, over the past two years in Johnson County, Kansas,  there have been over 6,000 reported incidents of domestic violence, and nearly 7,000 crisis calls were answered by Safehome’s 24-hour hotline. 

When a victim has no choice but to flee their situation, most times that means leaving in an instant with no time to gather belongings. Survivors and their children often come to Safehome with just the clothes on their backs.

The mission of Safehome is to break the cycle of domestic violence and the forever goal is to provide a warm, welcoming place to heal. Partnered with 100 percent free-of-charge legal, advocacy and counseling services, a room stocked with brand new bedding, hygiene and everyday essentials is provided to every single survivor served. In 2021, Safehome provided 13,081 bed nights in total. Most of those beds were occupied by children.

“When we provide dignity and quality with these new items, our survivors feel cared for. When our families feel safe, supported and cared for they are empowered to let guards down and begin the healing process. These comforts are the things we often take for granted. “This is where you come in!” said Megan McGee, Senior Director of Development. Safehome is asking for community partners and supporters to sponsor a survivor’s room for the month of September both with in-kind and monetary donations.

“Our current needs include twin-size bedding, pillows, shower curtains, laundry baskets, hand and body towels, paper goods, full-size hygiene products and gift cards (Walmart, Target). For ease of donation, please visit our Amazon Wish List or our website at” Please note, all items must be brand new.

Safehome can accept your monetary donation via Venmo at @Support-Safehome. $0.91 of every $1.00 donated goes to direct client care.

“The average cost to stock one room at Safehome is $400,” Megan continued. “But your donation is priceless. We hope you’ll find room in your heart to make a meaningful difference in the lives of local survivors.”