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Emergency Shelter
Victims of domestic violence and their children are often displaced from their homes when they are forced to flee for their safety from the violence of an intimate relationship. SafeNet's emergency shelter programs are critical in providing victims of domestic violence and their children with physical and emotional safety and sanctuary from abuse. Victims of domestic violence may access emergency shelter services 24 hours a day-seven days week through SafeNet's hotline number: (814) 454-8161.

Individuals seeking safety and sanctuary through our emergency shelter receive support, domestic violence education and advocacy to assist them in resolving the current crisis resulting from the abuse. Through emergency shelter services victims and their children have access to a wide range of services as they begin to rebuild their lives free from abuse. Safety planning, individual counseling for adults and children, support groups, legal advocacy and increased access through referral to mainstream community resources are among the services available.

To protect the safety and confidentiality of those receiving emergency shelter services the address and location of our shelters is not published.

Bridge House
The Bridge House program of SafeNet provides transitional housing for single women and women with children in Erie county, who are without a permanent home due to domestic violence. Eligible women are self-motivated and goal-oriented, but require additional support to secure permanent housing and increase self-sufficiency.

While residing in independent, furnished apartments, women and their children receive individual and group counseling, continuing domestic violence education and assistance to develop skills for ongoing, flexible safety planning. Through active participation in this program, women have increased access to mainstream resources through referrals and weekly case advocacy. All participants are encouraged to develop goals for economic self-sufficiency, continuing education and/or vocational training, positive parenting and health and wellness.

For additional information regarding Bridge House or to make a referral, please contact our office 455-1774 ext. 275.

SafeNet's Transitional Living Center (TLC)
TLC provides a secure, stable, supportive living environment for homeless young women between the ages of 15 and 21, who are in their third trimester of pregnancy or are already parenting no more than one child.

Eligible individuals are those young women, who are self-motivated and goal-oriented, that are seeking to obtain safe, affordable permanent housing for their families and are dedicated to becoming self-sufficient members of the community. These young women must also be willing to enroll in an educational program, if they do not have a high school diploma or GED. All TLC residents must be engaged in an educational program or be employed for a minimum of 20 hours each week.

TLC provides residents with supportive counseling and weekly individual case advocacy; parenting and educational group meetings; life skills and healthy relationship instruction; information and referrals to access community resources, as well as assistance in obtaining permanent housing.

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact our office at TLC/Healthy Families office at (814) 455-1774 ext. 274.

All materials provided by SafeNet's web site is for educational purposes only. We are not providing legal, medical or psychological advice. If you wish to seek services, please come to our agency or call us at (814) 455-1774.

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