Safe Embrace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating our community and providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For over 17 years, we have been committed to ending the cycle of intimate partner violence with innovative intervention and prevention services in Reno, Nevada.
We believe that Reno can become a community where every individual is able to realize their human right to live free from intimate partner violence – and we will not stop working until this happens! Love shouldn’t hurt.
Safe Embrace was founded in 1994 to facilitate support groups for female domestic violence victims from under-served and marginalized populations in our community. In 1999, we began operating a 24hr crisis hotline that is still in use and averages between 2-8 crisis calls daily.
In 2001, a five bedroom house was donated and we opened a secure shelter for the victims of domestic violence and their children. In 2013, Safe Embrace provided safe emergency housing to 87 women and 103 children for periods ranging from a few weeks to 90 days. Over the last fifteen years, we have provided emergency shelter and programs to well over two thousand women and children in crisis.
Between April-June 2014, we answered 267 crisis calls, spoke with hundreds of people about DV and IPV at multiple events and through the media, and provided safe shelter and programs to 25 women, and 17 children.
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WHO WE SERVE
Safe Embrace staff and volunteers provide compassionate and trauma-informed services to individuals suffering from current or past domestic violence & abuse, and/or sexual assault. We also facilitate educational programs for at-risk adults and youth and work to increase public awareness about these issues.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, ability/disability, national origin, language, occupation, or status. If you are suffering from domestic violence or sexual assault, please call us.