Safehomes of Augusta Holds Drive To Stock-up New Intervention Center For Victims of Domestic Violence

Last week our crew got an exclusive tour of the brand new Safehomes shelter for victims of Domestic Violence.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – A new shelter for victims of violence and abuse is almost finished and Thursday you can help the facility stock up.

A new shelter for victims of violence and abuse is almost finished and Thursday you can help the facility stock up.
A new shelter for victims of violence and abuse is almost finished and Thursday you can help the facility stock up.

SafeHomes of Augusta is an intervention center to escape Domestic Violence. The organization is moving into a much bigger and brand new facility very soon and they are asking for household supplies and just about anything that a family could use to make their stay at the shelter more comfortable.

“A lot of times when our clients come to us they just come with the clothes on their backs,” Development Director Safehomes of Augusta Aimee Hall told WJBF News Channel 6.

Aimee Hall is the Executive Director of Safehomes of Augusta. She gave our crew an exclusive tour of the brand new long-term shelter for women and their families who suffer from Domestic Violence and abuse. In the past the organization’s office and women’s shelter were in different location, but the new facility will accommodate both in the same location. The open floor plan also creates more space for the group to house more families.

“So we will be going from a 16 bed facility to a 36 bed facility.” Hall said.

A new shelter for victims of violence and abuse is almost finished and Thursday you can help the facility stock up.
A new shelter for victims of violence and abuse is almost finished and Thursday you can help the facility stock up.

“There’s been so many people over the last several years that we had to find alternative lodging for or just alternative services because we didn’t have the space,” Jennifer Frantom,Development Director Safehomes of Augusta, said.

The 2-story facility has many needed upgrades including a teen hangout room, a therapy and meditation room, and an office for a children’s advocate professional. The organization, now 30-years-old, has helped more than 2,000 women take a stand against abuse and violence.

“I’m glad that a place like this, a beautiful facility like this, is available for all the mothers out there who do need this,” Frantom told WJBF News Channel 6.

The Executive Director says nothing is better than seeing the women transform their lives from the help they received at the safe home.

“To see her flourish, to see her smile, to see her get her own home, to see her get a job and to see her, to know that she can do this,” said Hall.

The one-day drive is Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Walmart on Bobby Jones.

If you don’t get a chance to stop by there you can make a donation at Television Park, any Georgia Bank and Trust location, Solvay Specialty Polymers or the Walton Foundation.


 

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) – A new shelter for victims of violence and abuse is almost finished and on Thursday you can help the facility stock up.

Last week our crew got an exclusive tour of the brand new Safehomes shelter for victims of Domestic Violence.
Last week our crew got an exclusive tour of the brand new Safehomes shelter for victims of Domestic Violence.

SafeHomes of Augusta is an intervention center to escape Domestic Violence. The organization is moving into a much bigger and brand new facility very soon and they are asking for household supplies and just about anything that a family could use to make their stay at the shelter more comfortable.

Last week our crew got an exclusive tour of the brand new shelter. The open floor plan creates more space for the group to house more families. It also has many new amenities including a teen hangout room, a therapy and meditation room, and an office for a children’s advocate professional. Yet, for this organizations nothing is better than seeing the women transform their lives from the help they received at the safe home.

“To see her flourish, to see her smile, to see her get her own home, to see her get a job and to see her, to know that she can do this,” said Aimee Hall, who is the executive director of Safehomes of Augusta.

“I’m glad that a place like this, a beautiful facility like this is available for all the mothers out there who do need this,” said Jennifer Frantom, who is the development director of Safehomes of Augusta .

The one-day drive is Thursday, March 31st. from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway.

If you don’t get a chance to stop by there on Thursday you can make a donation at Television Park, any Georgia Bank and Trust location, Solvay Specialty Polymers or the Walton Foundation.

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