Since 1989, SafeHouse has given hope, saved lives and served our community.
SafeHouse was founded by a group of concerned citizens who realized the great need for a domestic violence shelter in Shelby County. The original home was donated by Sherman Holland and still stands in an area located behind Wal-Mart in Pelham, AL. In 1991 a larger shelter was purchased and the community needs continued to grow. In July of 1999, the Caroline E. Jackson Child Development Center was opened, providing free daycare and prevention services for pre-school children who had witnessed domestic violence. In 2003, the SafeHouse Board of Directors launched a multi-year campaign to construct much needed facilities required to carry out our mission and meet the needs of our community. In 2007, The Caroline E. Jackson Center for Women and Children opened a 56 bed emergency shelter offering immediate safe shelter for survivors and their children. The current facility is staffed 24 hours a day and offers supportive services such as childcare, case management, safety planning, referrals and information, individual, family, and group counseling support.
SafeHouse, a non-profit organization, operates on grants, community support and individual donations. Our staff has responded to thousands of crisis calls and has provided safe haven for over 5,000 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. SafeHouse provides all services free of charge