Ending Domestic Violence One Day at a Time
The generosity of people like you helps A Safe Place protect thousands of families and individuals
who come to us, often in the middle of the night, terrified and alone.
Please help us support those in need.
In honor of Juneteenth, The Barony, an independent, nonprofit, 501 (c)3 grassroots fundraising organization in conjunction with The Court of Many Colors, Cultures & Equality Reign III is hosting the 3rd Annual Black Excellence Award Banquet. A Safe Place Executive Director, Carolyn Russell, has been nominated for the Woman of the Year Award.
This Annual Fundraising Event celebrates & honors the advancements of local people of color using music, performances, and impactful speeches. The event is designed to entertain, educate, empower and encourage and celebrate the best in their fellow man and woman. Click here to register for the event!
A Safe Place has partnered with Voyageur Nocturne, an online boutique based in the Bay Area. 5% of all top-line revenue goes to support our organization. Please consider supporting them here.
A Safe Place is Moving
As part of our plans to improve and expand our services, A Safe Place is moving to a new, larger office. That means that we are selling our existing building on Telegraph Avenue:
Can you help us by sharing these property details with your friends, colleagues, and the community? The building is a wonderful, converted house, perfect as a live-work space in a desirable location in downtown Oakland. There are eight offices, secure parking for seven vehicles and the property could even be converted back into a family home. As usual, thank you for your continued support of our work. You can find out more details below:
Residential Listing - click here
Commercial Office Space - click here
Before coming to volunteer at A Safe Place, Kathleen Cha had ample experience fighting for good at the regional level. Her professional career led her to become a Public Information Officer for Orange County, the Senior Communications Officer at the Association of Bay Area Governments, and being on the Board of Directors for national organizations. However, when she was recommended to be on A Safe Place’s Board over 8 years ago, Kathleen knew she wanted to “look more in [her] backyard in order to make a commitment to [her] local community.”
Since joining A Safe Place’s Board, Kathleen has committed herself to helping “create infrastructure to make A Safe Place continue to work.” This took the form of helping plan the budget and helping execute multiple projects, such as a series of conferences to educate the public about domestic violence. Over the course of being a volunteer and Board Member, Kathleen has noticed that “the scope of what [she] wanted to do evolved” to not just keep A Safe Place running, but have continual, meaningful outreach to the East Bay Community. This has been an exciting process for Kathleen, since she thoroughly enjoys working with her fellow Board Members to enhance the organization.
In the end, Kathleen stresses that “it is an honor to be a volunteer. Volunteering is a two-way street: it is expected that the volunteer will bring value to A Safe Place, but I have also gained value from volunteering.” Thank you for your hard work, Kathleen!
Our mission at A Safe Place is to decrease domestic violence by providing victims, survivors, and their children with a safe shelter and resources to break the cycle of violence through outreach and education to at-risk populations and diverse communities.
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