In 1994 a group of concerned citizens in Davis County, UT took action to address the disturbing trend of violence against women they’d noticed in their community. They formed the Davis Citizens’ Coalition Against Violence and the grassroots movement became a 501(c)3 organization and raised the funds to build the Domestic Violence Shelter in Davis County now known as Safe Harbor Crisis Center. Safe Harbor Crisis Center opened its doors in 1997 and served more than 300 adults and children in the first year of operation.
Since its inception, Safe Harbor has become a beacon in the community to families in crisis. Services have expanded from providing emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors to include safe housing, outreach, sexual assault services, protective order assistance, and many other essential services to help survivors achieve a life free of violence.
Safe Harbor Crisis Center is the first and ONLY domestic violence and rape crisis center in Davis County, UT. Safe Harbor’s services are provided by a trained professional staff, both paid and volunteer, many of whom are licensed social workers and bilingual. All services are free and confidential.
Myth: The victim provoked the assault with words, actions, attire.
Fact: It is never the survivor’s fault. No one asks for or deserves violence or rape.
Myth: Most sexual assaults occur between strangers.
Fact: About 80% of survivors knew their attacker.
Myth: Men cannot be victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.
Fact: Men can be and are survivors of these crimes.
Myth: Once you say yes, you can’t say no.
Fact: Anyone has the right to want to stop or say no in the future.
Myth: It’s the victim’s fault for staying.
Fact: It’s the abuser’s fault for abusing.
Myth: Women falsely accuse men of sexual assault.
Fact: FBI statistics indicate only 2-8% of reported rapes are false.
Myth: Domestic violence is between the couple.
Fact: Children witnessing abuse has lifelong repercussions. There is also a high association between domestic violence and child abuse. Lost work time and medical fees cost the County millions annually.
Myth: Domestic violence and sexual assault only happen to poor, uneducated people.
Fact: Domestic violence and sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation.
If you are in immediate danger dial 911
If you can't stay on the phone, clearly state your address and what's happening. If possible, DON'T HANG UP.
We are here 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
24/7 Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Line: 801-444-9161
Business Line: 801-444-3191
P.O. Box 772
Kaysville, UT 84037
Don’t live in Davis County? Call the statewide domestic violence line: 1-800-897-LINK
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474