The Value of a Good Volunteer

Recently, while attending a local breakfast in honor of Shoals area grant recipients, I happened to look across the room and see a familiar and welcoming face. A volunteer who has worked with our program for many years. Safeplace is not that only program who benefits from her generous heart, but it is certainly blessed […]

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Desperate times call ….

There is an old saying that desperate times call for desperate measures. There was a story recently of a young woman who came up with a way to call for help that was a good example of thinking outside the box. She convinced her abuser that she was calling to order a pizza, but instead […]

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Measuring Success

Through the process of applying for grants, we are often asked about Safeplace success stories. This is a tough question. Not because Safeplace doesn’t have numerous success stories, but because success means something different when just living through the day is considered a success for many victims of abuse. Making it through dinner without saying […]

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First Lady visits

After only a year of serving as the first lady of Alabama, Diane Bentley gained some unique insight about domestic violence. She stated in an interview given to local media at the governor’s home, that domestic violence was something very foreign to her as she had been blessed with positive relationships throughout her life. It […]

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HCCNWA

The Board of Directors of the Homeless Care Council of Northwest Alabama is pleased to announce the approval and ranking of grant applications to the Continuum of Care. After careful consideration based on objective criteria of the HCCNWA ranking process and regulations established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the following applications are […]

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Public Notice

Public Notice Department of Housing and Urban Development [Docket No. FR-5700-N-31B] Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition. Programs submitting grant submissions must be in compliance with the By-Laws of the Homeless Care Council of Northwest Alabama. The deadline to submit applications to the continuum is […]

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Christmas Wishes

Calling all elves, Calling all elves!  The Safeplace Christmas Wish List is ready for your perusal. It’s always exciting around here at Christmas, much like a big house filled with children trying their best to be good. But as good as they are, we are going to need help. Please join us in trying to […]

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Thanks Volunteers

Recently, Safeplace was given the opportunity to thank our volunteers with the help of Dale’s Steakhouse in Florence. The owners and staff of Dales hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet for our volunteers in October.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It seemed like the perfect time to let the Safeplace volunteers know how important what […]

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Summer

One of the blessings of being a parent is being able to provide your child with fun and happy experiences. You know that your are building memories with each special event, trip to the pool or summer picnic. We at Safeplace have been blessed beyond measure by a community of supporters who also want the […]

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Not Allowed

“I will not allow you to leave me. You are not allowed to leave me.” That was his mantra. And it is what plays over and over in her head as she showers in the hosue alone after the sheriff removed him. “This is my house, you are my wife, and this is my room. And […]

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