Residential Services

Safe Harbor provides two types of residential services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault and their minor children.

The Crisis Shelter operates 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, providing essential support and safety for those who need a safe place to stay.

Hope Housing Assistance Program includes our transitional housing apartments that offer 6-24 months of secure, transitional housing with support services for survivors who are in need as a result of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking as well as housing assistance and mobile advocacy through Housing Assistance resources.

Safe Harbor Housing has been a blessing. It has taught my family so much and they have been very supportive. Safe Harbor Housing has saved us.

-Safe Harbor Housing Resident

Crisis Shelter

Many people think that a protective shelter is like a homeless shelter, but this is not the case. Our shelter is a safe place offering a personal, home-like space for safety and healing. The shelter is designed to feel like home combining safety and comfort with private rooms, a home-style kitchen, laundry room, and outdoor playground.

If you would like to support our shelter and provide survivors a safe place to stay, please make a donation or visit our wish list to find out what the shelter currently needs.

Our shelter has 31 beds arranged into shared rooms with common spaces. It is specifically for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault and their minor children. While here, you will work with an advocate to help identify your resources, strengths, and needs.

Our shelter offers:

  • 10 private bedrooms, each with two to four beds, tranquil decor, and dressers, cabinets, secure storage, and hanging rods for storage
  • Home-style kitchen includes an oven, microwave, coffee maker, tableware, well-stocked pantry, refrigerator, and freezer
  • Laundry facilities include two washing machines, two dryers, and laundry supplies
  • Two comfortable common areas include couches, televisions, DVD players, a large dining table and chairs, toys, books, and games, even a newly donated Wii and Xbox for children
  • An enclosed outdoor playground provides a safe and secure place for play
  • A variety of children’s resources are offered, including a classroom for education, counseling, and play
  • Cribs and playpens are available

Thanks to our generous donors, Safe Harbor can provide our shelter residents with needed clothes, food, toiletries, and other essentials and comforts.

All Safe Harbor services are free and confidential.

Our professional and volunteer staff is trained to deal with the effects of domestic violence. In addition to secure, home-like housing we offer:

  • Crisis supportive services for adults and children
  • Help with housing, employment, social, and medical services
  • Case management and education about domestic violence
  • Life-skills training and support groups

Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: We do not have the space to accept pets, but we have a partnership with Davis Animal Control who will safely house your pet for 30-days for free. Please let us know when you call that you have pet that needs accommodation so we can assist you. Service animals are always welcome.

Q: What is available at the shelter?
A: Our shelter is a 31-bed shelter arranged into shared rooms with common spaces. This shelter is specifically for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their minor children. While in shelter you will work with an advocate to help identify your resources, strengths, and needs. We can provide food, clothing, bedding, personal hygiene products and other items. We offer individual and group supports.

Q: I am a male survivor – can I come into the shelter?
A: Yes, our shelter is a safe space inclusive of all who need our services regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

The Safe Harbor Crisis Shelter opened in 1997 under the direction of the Davis Citizens Coalition Against Violence and has provided safe haven to thousands since that time.

Many domestic violence survivors who take the brave step to leave their dangerous situation have no place to go, but the Safe Harbor Crisis Center Emergency Protective Shelter can provide that safe haven while survivors move toward a life free of violence.

Hope Housing

Safe Harbor’s Hope Housing program provides a range of services to help survivors maintain or obtain housing as well as transitional housing apartments offering 6-24 months of secure housing with support services for survivors who are in need of housing as a result of sexual assault, domestic abuse, dating violence, or stalking.

Offering these complete services helps individuals achieve personal and financial independence in permanent housing, moving themselves and their children away from violence.

Safe Harbor Hope Housing is vital for strengthening the community in Davis County. Almost half of all homeless families are victims of domestic abuse and families are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. (National Coalition Domestic Violence 2001 Report & HUD 2010 Homelessness Assessment Report)

Recent Utah point-in-time homeless numbers show domestic abuse was the number one cause of homelessness in Davis County.

If you would like to apply for Safe Harbor Hope Housing resources, please complete this online application and an advocate will be in touch.

Hope Housing Offers

  • Flexible assistance with items that will help maintain or achieve permanent housing
  • Ten comfortable two- and three-bedroom furnished apartments in a secured building
  • Access to classes covering key topics, such as parenting, money management, self-esteem, and assertiveness
  • Children’s services, including educational support groups and tutoring
  • Legal assistance with the protective order or stalking injunction process
  • Case management that helps participants create a personal development plan and connects them to a network of area service providers for: medical care, childcare, resume writing, food, job training, landlord intervention, budgeting assistance, assistance with housing applications, life an Interview skills, utility bill subsidization
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