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Safe Passage Inc

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THE STORY:

Safe Passage Inc wrote -

Nearing 20 years of service to more than 10,000 survivors of abuse.

NOW MORE THAN EVER…Our direct support to survivors of domestic violence has grown more than 133% in the past five years. Our emergency shelter has been at capacity for most of that period with 475 children living and learning with us in safety and peace - often for the first time in their lives.

Imagine these lives if the resources and support of Safe Passage had not been available.

We need your help, NOW MORE THAN EVER, to make much needed repairs and expansion of client services and space in our shelter. YOU and the funding support of the Allstate Purple Purse Campaign can help Safe Passage continue to provide these life-saving resources until the violence ends.

We take great pride at being so much more than a shelter, from our award winning Prevention and children’s programs to our comprehensive in-shelter and outreach programs.   We proudly provide “trauma informed” care that offers Help, Healing, and Hope to all of the women and children that are in our care. 

How we HELP

“I don’t know how I could have possibly made it this far without your support,  It has been a time not only of trying to get into a safe living situation but a time of reevaluation of my purpose in life and my purpose in being in this community.  When I first went to Safe Passage to get counseling I did not understand what domestic violence was.  I didn’t think that it was describing me because I didn’t have bruises and my kids only had bruised bottoms from “discipline.”  You helped me understand that there was so much more to domestic violence and abuse and that I didn’t have to let it continue.  If you wouldn’t have done that I fear where I would be now.  At the time we met I was slowly dying each day.  I was barely a shell of the woman I had been when I had gotten married.” – Former client

 

How we HEAL

The women who come to Safe Passage have been deeply hurt by those closest to them – spouses, significant others, mothers, fathers, siblings.  For many, the trauma began early in life.  While with us, we begin  the process of restoring their inner selves so they can have peace, joy, and long-term success and stability.  Safe Passage programming focusses on providing women with support, guidance, and space that promotes healing from within; our holistic components include: individual counseling, guided meditations, journaling group, support group, and classes on how to manage anxiety – all which enable them to explore the depth of their pain and sadness, a critical step to rebuilding.  They rediscover their goals, interest, hopes and dreams.  They begin to see they are more than the degrading words that for so long defined them.  As women stay with us, we begin to see the transformation from weakness to strength; self-doubt to confidence, sadness to joy; feelings of hopelessness to empowerment. – Erin Ortiz, MSW, Program and Evaluation Director

 

How we HOPE

This week, quite by chance, I ran into the first woman that Safe Passage helped to free from years of oppression and abuse.  At that time, I didn’t really know her, although she sat in the pew behind me at church nearly every week,  She never made eye contact and spoke only briefly in a voice barely above a whisper.  I could not have known what she was living with, but someone else in the community did, and became a bridge of hope for this woman and her children.  Today, she is a person who exudes peace and happiness.  In a still soft voice she tells me that she, her children, and now grandchildren are successful, well, and very grateful.

Nearly 20 years ago, three women had a vision of hope that anyone in Southeast Indiana living in the shadows of domestic violence could find safety and a chance at a better life.  That vision has been realized for over 10,000 individuals.  Today, my vision is that together, we eliminate violence in our communities.  My heart is filled with hope that by all of us working together, this can be achieved – Jane Yorn, Executive Director

$6,160

MONEY RAISED
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  • Becky Hand

     

  • Brian H Voss

    $25

  • Janice Wagner

    $40

  • scott richards

    $50

  • Pam Weisenbach

    $100

  • Agresta, Storms & O'Leary, PC

     

  • Lori & Mike Siefert

    $50

  • Gavin Lee

     

  • Jaime Mustaine

    $250

  • Pepsi Beverages Company

    $250

  • Ripley County Community Foundation

    $5,000

  • Mary Jo Beck

     

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246% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $204,014 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Safe Passage Inc

Amount Raised

$180,454

 

90% Raised of $200,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Judy Meyer

Amount Raised

$10,335

 

207% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melody Jobst

Amount Raised

$6,160

 

246% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Donna Huffmaster

Amount Raised

$3,955

 

158% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tina Bojack

Amount Raised

$2,415

 

48% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kassie Huffmaster

Amount Raised

$445

 

45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Mirick

Amount Raised

$250

 

10% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Mary Jo Beck

Mary Jo Beck

In Memory of Paul Nettnay 2 years ago

Ripley County Community Foundation

Ripley County Community Foundation

DONATION: $5,000

A tribute to the staff, board and volunteers who provide a safe haven for those in need. Thank you! 2 years ago

Pepsi Beverages Company

Pepsi Beverages Company

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Jaime Mustaine

Jaime Mustaine

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Gavin Lee

Gavin Lee

In Memory 2 years ago

Lori & Mike Siefert

Lori & Mike Siefert

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Pam Weisenbach

Pam Weisenbach

DONATION: $100

In memory of Dave Wagner, Sr 2 years ago

scott richards

scott richards

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Janice Wagner

Janice Wagner

DONATION: $40

2 years ago