COVID Response

Our Services in the midst of COVID

The COVID-19 era is a time of uncharted territory. Our highest priority is the safety, health, and well being of our clients, staff, and volunteers. We are working hard to ensure that our staff is well informed and protected and that services can continue to be provided safely and effectively.

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To that end, the following are some updates regarding Safe Shelter’s modifications of services:

Crisis Line will continue to operate 24/7

  • Advocates will offer callers crisis intervention, counseling, information, and referrals.
  • Callers requesting shelter will be forwarded to Emergency Shelter staff.

Operations for Nonresidential Services

  • Advocates will be providing non-emergency client services via phone or video conferencing between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. This includes non-emergency Legal Services and Housing Navigation.
  • Advocates will be available to meet in person with clients who are in high crisis or imminent danger.

Emergency Housing Assistance Program
State Disaster Emergency Assistance Fund

Have you lost your job due to a COVID-19-related layoff or illness? Victims of relationship abuse are eligible for short-term assistance if they are unable to pay for part or all of their rent or mortgage. Click here for more.