Meeting the Needs: Growth and Changes

Safe Passage has been a pillar of safety and support in the DeKalb County community since 1981.  The organization has gone through growth and change as the movement to end domestic and sexual violence has grown and changed.  Through it all, Safe Passage has kept the needs of survivors and our community at our core.

With those needs in mind, Safe Passage is facing a new change and opportunity.  Our current space is no longer sufficient for the programs and shelter we provide.  We operate at capacity in our shelter with more clients than we can house seeking shelter each month. Even in a new facility, extra space would be filled with survivors in need of our services.  With a new building, we could better serve survivors in the community and provide healing and support in a trauma-informed and designed space.

We’ve grown from our DeKalb grassroots into a thriving organization that provides critical life-giving services.  We look forward to this next stage in our growth.  Keep an eye on this page for updates about what we’re doing, where we’re doing it, and how you can partner!

On April 16, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we were able to  purchase the old DeKalb medical building on Franklin Street! Moving forward, we will be launching a capital campaign to demolish the existing building and build a new Safe Passage!


TBD! Stay tuned for a look into our next steps and how you can help us build a bigger, better, and brighter future.