What We Do
Ravalli County Twenty-Four Hour Crisis Hotline (406) 363-4600
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE
If you need help, have questions about violence and abuse or would like to know more about any SAFE service, our hotline is answered twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
SAFE Services and Programs
SAFE offers emergency shelter to families and individuals who are being victimized by domestic or sexual violence. Emergency shelter offers a safe place to stay for a short period of time. While in the shelter, survivors meet regularly with an advocate and make plans for violence-free futures. For emergency assistance call: 363-4600.
To request more information about the Emergency Shelter, e-mail:
- Rachael Shea, Shelter Advocate
Outreach and Advocacy
SAFE’s outreach and advocacy program includes a 24-hour crisis hotline, available for survivors and other community members who wish to get more information about domestic violence and community resources, or for people who just want to talk about their situations. The outreach program also offers weekly domestic violence support groups where survivors can talk to others who are experiencing similar issues. To request more information about the Advocacy Program, e-mail
- Stephanie Voisine, Outreach Advocate
The goal of SAFE’s support group is to provide confidential support for people who want to explore their relationships, develop safety plans and engage with others in similar situations. To contact our support group facilitators, e-mail
- Rachael Shea, Shelter Advocate
SAFE Kids Program
In SAFE’s Kids Program, our top priorities are safety and meeting the needs of children and parents. We provide a safe place for children to develop their self-esteem, build confidence, learn about healthy relationships, and begin the process of healing from the effects of domestic violence. We provide needed emotional support and parenting advice for adults who request it and we offer a fun and safe place for kids while parents who are using our services attend appointments.
Children’s Support Group meets weekly. We explore topics such as safety planning, expressing feelings, self-esteem, healthy relationships, boundaries, and conflict resolution. We utilize an empowerment framework with art activities such as sculpting, drawing, painting, and writing designed by A Window Between Worlds as a means to heal from traumatic experiences.
To request more information about SAFE’s Kids’ Program, e-mail
- Wendy McGourty, Children’s Advocate
Safe Transitional Housing
The SAFE Transitional Housing Program is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our purpose is to advocate for violence-free relationships and safety by providing a safe, non-judgmental, supportive environment.
The SAFE Transitional Housing Program was created to provide survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking the opportunity to live in a violence-free community for up to two years while developing and working toward plans for safe, self-sufficient lives. To apply for transitional housing, click here for the form. Please, return form to Tina Shay.
To request more information about the Transitional Housing Program, e-mail
- Tina Shay, Transitional Housing Coordinator
Ravalli County Coalition
The goal of the Ravalli County Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is to create a coordinated community response to domestic and sexual violence in Ravalli County, Montana. Guided by the work of seven committees, the Coalition works to end intimate partner and sexual violence in our community through collaborative intervention, prevention and primary prevention projects. To learn more about the Coalition, click here.