Comprehensive and operating year-round, HomeSafe’s SafetyNet program provides immediate intervention and prevention services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Through an array of intensive therapeutic and support services, crisis intervention, and individual and group therapy, SafetyNet helps victims take control of their lives to secure a safer, more productive future. The program also helps prevent future cases of domestic violence by working to break the cycle of abuse for future generations.
SafetyNet staff possesses more than 90 years of experience helping victims of violence.
SafetyNet services, provided in both English and Spanish, include:
- Crisis intervention, safety planning and assessment of family needs
- Linkages with shelters, relocation and/or other community resources
- Therapeutic support groups for adult victims, their teens and young children
- Individual therapy for adult victims and their children
- Support and advocacy in dealing with the criminal justice system – such as court appearances, restraining orders and other criminal justice-related issues
- Assistance with Victims’ Compensation claims and Address Confidentiality program
- Collaboration with the State Attorney’s Office to ensure that batterers are held accountable for their crimes
- Arts Away program for children and teens, which promotes healthy relationships and prevents gang involvement (funded by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council)
- Award-winning Garden Away project (2009), which helps teens enhance self-esteem, team-building skills and healthier lifestyles through gardening in "Liron’s Garden”
- Free childcare available for children (under six-years-old) during group sessions
- Free meals for children prior to group sessions
- Free local transportation (limited availability)
Important Phone Numbers
Florida 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
Local 24-Hour Certified Emergency Shelters
Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence (AVDA)
To learn more about HomeSafe’s SafetyNet program, contact Brian McCarey, MSW, SafetyNet supervisor, at 561-383-9800, x1240 or BrianMcCarey@HelpHomeSafe.org.