Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community. Our dedication to these objectives reflects our belief in the right of all individuals to a self-determined life free of violence.
Safe Harbor is the first and only domestic violence and sexual assault service provider in Davis County, Utah. Davis County is the third most populous county in Utah and correspondingly Safe Harbor is one of the busiest interpersonal violence service providers in Utah. We are part of a network of care in collaboration with the other independent sister agencies throughout the state. Since the doors to the shelter opened in 1997, our services have continued to grow and evolve to meet the complex needs of domestic violence survivors, sexual assault survivors, children impacted by violence, and our community. Our comprehensive services now include: Emergency Protective Shelter; Domestic Violence Outreach Services; Domestic Violence Diversity Program; Children’s Services; 24-Hour Crisis Response; Domestic Violence Safe Housing; Sexual Assault Services; Protective Order Assistance; and Community Outreach and Education. Since 2014 we launched three new initiatives - the Economic Empowerment Program , Prevention Education Program , and Lethality Assessment Program .
Most individual experiencing domestic violence never need to come to shelter, which is why Safe Harbor provides Outreach Services for adults and children living in domestic violence situations while they reside in the community. Please call 801-444-3191 to schedule an appointment with an Outreach Advocate. Safe Harbor Outreach Services are now conveniently located at our NEW Outreach Center, located at 225 N. Adamswood Road, Layton.
The Safe Harbor Emergency Shelter has been specially designed to provide a homey atmosphere. Each family has their own private, secure room to call home while they heal. Residents have use of the fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and outdoor playground. People experiencing domestic violence can seek shelter 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. In addition to shelter, residents may receive supportive services, group enrollment, food, clothing, and household goods. Call 801-444-9161 for help!
Safe Harbor Hope Housing provides secured two- and three- bedroom apartments. Families rent the low-cost apartments and have access to individual case management designed to help survivors become self sufficient and support recovery from exposure to domestic violence. Residents are connected to other community agencies to receive wraparound services such as job training. They may also participate in groups focusing on parenting, self-esteem, assertiveness, and domestic violence education.
Safe Harbor offers Support Groups for those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. Participants do NOT need to be residents of the shelter to attend. The educational and supportive groups are specific to domestic violence or sexual assault. We also offer groups specifically for children who have been exposed to domestic violence to help children communicate their feelings and develop coping and conflict resolution skills. Call 801-444-3191 to find out about these services.
Individuals who have been raped or sexually assaulted, as well as their close family and friends, can call the 24-hour crisis line for confidential help, 801-444-9161. Rape Crisis trained professionals are available to provide on-site support during an exam, offer crisis counseling, and advocacy. On-going support groups help survivors cope with the after effects of assault. We also have free therapeutic services for sexual assault survivors and ongoing case management with trained advocates.
Safe Harbor provides Protective Order Assistance with the protective order and stalking injunction process for those experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Advocates assist with the legal process for these orders from initial discussion to court filing and accompany clients to the hearing.
The Economic Empowerment Program provides domestic violence workplace advocacy and job readiness training including on-site free workshops and free classes at Davis Applied Technology College. Call 801-444-3191 to begin the enrollment process.