Stop Abuse for Everyone
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|Legal status||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Headquarters||Bakersfield, California, United States|
|Ronald Henry |
|Mission||Help for, and prevention of, abuse.|
Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) is a domestic violence organization started in 1996. It was formed in Portland Oregon and now is based out of Bakersfield, California. SAFE is a national organization. Stop Abuse For Everyone advocates for what they term an "inclusive" model of domestic violence. They focus on groups that are "lacking in services", such as abused men, gay, lesbian, and transgender victims, and the elderly.
Stop Abuse For Everyone is one of only a couple of organizations that has advocated for the plight of abused men and other "underserved" domestic violence groups such as LGBT victims. SAFE has had been listed as one of the 50 most promising strategy programs to prevent domestic violence, has been publicized by Dear Abby (in her 3/22/02 column).
SAFE was founded by Jade Rubick in 1996, and became a non-profit organization in 2001 with co-founders Phil Cook and Stanley Green.
SAFE is a national organization. One of the many community organizations working to extend SAFE to the community is Women in Distress (WID), a nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center in Broward County, Florida.