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“Trust me, SafePlace changes lives.”

–former client and current SafePlace employee

SafePlace staff provide a web of support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

SafePlace staff provide a web of support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

SafePlace strives to end sexual and domestic violence. We want every person to experience a safe and nurturing family where self worth and dreams blossom. When sexual and domestic violence occur, emotional trauma destroys trust and help is needed to heal.SafePlace 2015

For over 30 years SafePlace has been helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse reclaim their lives and voices. SafePlace is the sole accredited advocacy agency for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Thurston County. We are a private non-profit organization and our sexual assault program is one of the oldest in the nation.
In addition to offering our emergency shelter, our new Community Service Center is now open at 521 Legion Way downtown Olympia. This new space provides a way for us provide more excellent services and grow to serve more people. This new 9,480 square-foot community service center helps us operate our current programs more efficiently and expand services, including onsite services for children. “The new center is dedicated to providing the highest quality services for survivors that we can, as well as engaging our community members in preventing sexual and domestic violence,” says Mary Pontarolo, SafePlace Executive Director. “We are thrilled to have more space for our drop-in clients, for our children’s program, support groups and trainings, as well as increasing our outreach and prevention work, which is critical to the health and safety of our community.”

Your kind gift makes it possible to continue serving survivors who rely on us to be there at a critical time in their lives. We are grateful for the support from individuals like you through the Combined Fund Drive. It means SafePlace can be there when and where people need us most.

To learn more about SafePlace, please visit our website at, view our wish list, and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. Call us anytime, day or night, at 360-754-6300.

We thank all of you who donate to support these services; remember CFD Charity Code #0316227 when choosing your agency. Together, we can create a community free of violence.

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