Safe Nest: Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis, Inc.

aka Safe Nest TADC   |   Las Vegas, NV   |  www.safenest.org

Mission

Tracing roots back to 1977, our past, present and future are focused on ending the epidemic of domestic violence. What sets SafeNest apart is the commitment to treating the entire continuum of violence from prevention to protection to empowerment. SafeNest provides a discreet, safe shelter for survivors of abuse and is the only nonprofit in the Valley to provide resources to batterers to address the cycle of abuse at the root. With 10 locations in Clark County, SafeNest is strategically placed where survivors and their families need services including: emergency shelter, 24/7/365 crisis hotline, counseling, advocacy, and prevention education.

Ruling year info

1977

CEO

LIz Ortenburger

Main address

3900 Meadows Lane

Las Vegas, NV 89107 USA

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EIN

94-2411883

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need for victims and children of domestic violence to have services and support to heal. The need for a comprehensive prevention approach to domestic violence.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Services

The shelter component provides emergency 24-hour intake, 24-hour hotline services, 24-hour access to Emergency Protection Orders, case management, employment counseling, support groups, sobriety support, parenting training, child counseling, and life-skills classes, in addition to providing for basic needs. Safe Nest's shelter for domestic violence victims is the only shelter in Las Vegas that operates with a confidential location to ensure the safety of residents. SafeNest also has a advocate located at Clark County Family Court that assists victims with completing Temporary Protection Orders.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The counseling component includes therapy programs conducted in Las Vegas, Boulder City and Mesquite. Counseling is available for victims, perpetrators, children and teens, with sessions in both English and Spanish. Adolescent groups are offered for teens in abusive dating relationships, as well as for teens exhibiting violence in familial relationships. Professionals trained in play and sand therapy provide children’s counseling. Grief counseling is available on a limited basis for those who have lost loved ones to domestic violence.

The advocacy component provides counselors both on-site and in the field to assist clients traversing the legal system. Advocates orient victims to court processes, help prepare Victim Impact Statements, develop safety planning, conduct case management, provide referrals, accompany victims to court, and partner with attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, Child Protective Services and other entities as needed.

The prevention component provides dating violence prevention classes in the schools, conflict resolution training for youth, mentoring programs for teens, information and resources for faith-based and culturally-specific communities, outreach to at-risk populations, and training for professionals who identify and refer victims.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Counseling is provided for the abused partner, for the abusive partner and for children who have witnessed or suffered the effects of violence in their home.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide Shelter and assistance to domestic violence victims

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Emergency services include shelter clients, protection orders, hotline calls, and PS417 first response.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Counseling, Advocacy, Prevention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric/category includes counseling, community education and court advocacy.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Active donors during the calendar year

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of clients served on an annual basis.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

GOALS:

1) To PREVENT generational violence by providing support, education and advocacy to a minimum of 7,000 children and students in Clark County.

2) To PROTECT over 25,000 victims with shelter, basic needs, counseling and safety planning.

3) To EMPOWER over 8,000 survivors through housing and employment assistance, court preparation and protection order assistance.

4) To advocate for public policies that work toward elimination of domestic violence and relief for its victims.

5) To implement preventative measures to impact the generational cycle of abuse.

6) To educate the public on all issues regarding domestic violence.

7) To increase community involvement with the agency and its work, including increasing name recognition and community partnerships.

8) To provide leadership and technical assistance in the area of domestic violence.

1) To increase the well-being of victims of domestic violence and their families, SafeNest's counseling program provides more than 3,500 individual and group therapy sessions for victims, batterers, adolescents, and children annually.

To improve safety for those fleeing violence, SafeNest's shelter services assists over 1,900 survivors needing Emergency Temporary Protection Orders through the hotline and assists another 2,500 victims needing Temporary Protection Orders through Family Court annually. Additionally, to improve justice system response for victims of domestic violence, the advocacy program provides case management, court assistance, and safety planning to at thousands survivors annually.

To expand knowledge of dating violence and conflict resolution, and to prevent further domestic violence, Safe Nest's prevention/education program provides dating violence prevention and conflict resolution classes for at least 7,000 youth annually. Additionally, over 10,000 individuals are reached through Safe Nest's numerous outreach programs, which include partnerships with housing agencies, medical providers, faith-based communities, and culturally-specific groups in the community.

To increase safety and the provision of direct services for domestic violence victims, Safe Nest provides at least 15,000 bednights of secure shelter services, including case management, counseling, and advocacy annually.

To increase awareness of available emergency options, Safe Nest provides hotline services for at least 35,000 domestic violence victims and individuals seeking emergency assistance annually.

Safe Nest has been providing domestic violence services in Clark County since 1977 and has managed to grow its services to meet community needs in both good and bad economic times. In the 40+ years that Safe Nest has been providing services, the agency has proven its ability to continually expand programs and find funding sources to support these programs. Demonstrated success for Safe Nest over the years includes maintaining a 24/7 hotline; expanding the emergency shelter from 12 beds to 71; serving a consistent number of clients (around 50,000 through all services and community education annually); adding and expanding programs, including outreach to special populations; and expanding partnerships with other non-profits and public agencies, such as the courts, law enforcement agencies, and the housing authority, to achieve a holistic community approach to
domestic violence. Also, Safe Nest continuously analyzes gaps in services for domestic violence victims in Southern Nevada and works diligently to address them.

Safe Nest is and always has been a grassroots organization that is uncompromisingly client-centered, with the first and foremost goal to maintain each client's confidentiality and safety while empowering them to make their own choices in their lives that will fulfill their individual goals and needs. The Safe Nest staff is extremely committed to the organization and its mission. A number of staff serve on local and statewide committees or task forces that address and work to improve victim issues and protocols related to domestic violence. The combined knowledge of Safe Nest staff in this field is equivalent to over 350 years of experience. Because of Safe Nest's values and client focus, along with decades of experience, Safe Nest maintains an excellent reputation and works closely with many community partners to address domestic violence issues in Southern Nevada in the most comprehensive and effective manner possible.

Agency accomplishments for FY2020 by the numbers:

SHELTER SERVICES
Provided 27,237 bednights of emergency shelter and related services for 599 survivors and their children.

Provided 25,466 bednights via Operation Fresh Start, SafeNest's transitional housing program. (

COUNSELING OFFICES
Provided 3,914 therapy sessions for 1,616 individual suvivors, batterers and children experiencing domestic violence problems (victims, batterers, adolescents and children).

PROTECTION ORDER OFFICE
Assisted 2,222 survivors seeking temporary protection orders and extended orders at Family Court and processed 1,959 Emergency Protection Orders via the 24/7/365 crisis hotline.

HOTLINE SERVICES
Provided counseling to 19,117 crisis callers, including 1,959 victims needing emergency protection orders processed by phone.

CRISIS RESPONSE IN THE FIELD
Advocates assisted 2,725 victims with court preparation, court accompaniment and other advocacy services. PS417 first responders supported an additional 890 survivors.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Provided 135 classes and professional training sessions on prevention and crisis intervention to 8,383 adult and youth participants.

VOLUNTEERS
Provided volunteer training and utilized 143 volunteers who donated 11,369 hours of direct victim service. Board members contributed another 1,300 hours of service).

Total individuals provided direct client services (unduplicated count): 25,410

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Safe Nest: Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dana Dwiggins

Solomon Dwiggins & Freer

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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