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New Directions Safe House

Welcome to

a temporary home for abused women and their children, providing individual case management, counseling, support groups, food, clothing, advocacy, and referrals to other agencies in the community.​

Safe and secure

Roughly 5,500 square feet, our Safe House facility has 11 bedrooms, each holding 2-4 women and children.  The facility has a community kitchen, bathrooms, kids center, gathering room, conference room, offices and waiting area.  In addition, there is a computer area that is available for the residents to research opportunities for housing, jobs, etc.


Last year alone the Safe House hosted 117 women and children under their care.