About The Women’s Safe House
The mission of The Women’s Safe House is to provide safe shelter and support services to battered women and their dependent children and to empower women to make informed choices about their futures.
Founded in 1977, The Women’s Safe House, formerly St. Louis Abused Woman Support Project, was the first domestic violence shelter in St. Louis; operating solely with volunteer support. Originally, the shelter was located in a turn-of-the-century Victorian style house in the city of St. Louis that could accommodate up to 20 women and children and 6 infants. This building was rented from the Sisters of Loretto for $1 per year, and The House was responsible for all maintenance and improvements.
In 1995, with no option to either secure a long-term lease or purchase the property, coupled with a growing need for additional space, the Board of Directors embarked on a formal process to relocate the shelter. A capital campaign was initiated and raised over $1 million for our new building.
By 1999, The House moved to its current location that (at the time) offered space for 35 women and children, a commercial kitchen/dining room, children’s play area, space for group sessions, storage, staff offices, and a conference room. Phase II of renovation was completed in late 2003 enabling The House to offer emergency shelter to 50 total women and children.
Nearing our 35th anniversary we are proud to be a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, serving approximately 650 women and children annually.
What is The Safe House Fantasy Playground Project/Fundraiser?
The Fantasy Safe House Playground is our first step in providing the children with a fun and entertaining area to play. We strive to make them comfortable in any way possible. We have managed to raise $15,000 out of the $24,000 needed to build the kids playground. We are seeking help to raise the remaining $9,000 to make the children’s playground a reality and provide a great place for them to enjoy their free time while the mothers dedicate their time to enhance their future and create a stable life for them and their family. (click on images below to see more)
3D render of The Safe House Fantasy Playground
The Safe House Fantasy Playground flyer
How You Can Help
Join us at the Bottleneck Blues Bar January 18th at noon and help donate towards the Safe House’ new playground. $15,000 has already been raised, help us raise the $9,000 left!
RECEIVE A FREE ENTRY WITH ANY KIND DONATION AT THE DOOR
We appreciate anything you can give to help us make the Safe House an amazing place for the women and children. Bring a kind donation to the fundraiser and receive free entry to our activities that night!
We Appreciate Your Donations
Become a Sponsor of The Women’s Safe House Fantasy Playground
Help the Safe House raise the money for their brand new playground. Give the moms and their kids a fun place to spend quality time. Receive special recognition and incentives by donating to The Safe House; and have the opportunity to represent yourself at The Safe House Gala Feb. 21, 2015 held at the Chase Park Plaza as a sponsor!
Want to be a part of a great cause? We offer 5 sponsorship levels for you to be a part of. Each sponsorship level is an opportunity for you to contribute to the success and development of the Safe House Fantasy Playground. With your donation you will receive a special thank you incentive as well as public recognition for your generosity!
Level 1 – Safety
Donate $250.00 and receive 1 weekly radio mention on channel 1490 Fox Sports Radio.
Level 2 – Running Back
Donate $500.00 and receive 5 weekly radio mentions on channel 1490 Fox Sports Radio.
Level 3 -Defensive End
Donate $1,000.00 and receive 5 weekly radio mentions and one LIVE mention on channel 1490 Fox Sports Radio and 2 tickets to The Women’s Safe House Gala on February 21, 2015 at The Chase Park Plaza.
Level 4 – Wide Receiver
Donate $2,500.00 and receive 10 weekly radio mentions and one LIVE mention on channel 1490 Fox Sports Radio and 6 tickets to The Women’s Safe House Gala on February 21, 2015 at The Chase Park Plaza.
Level 5 – Quarterback
Donate $5,000.00 and receive 10 weekly radio mentions and one LIVE mention on channel 1490 Fox Sports Radio and 10 tickets/1 table to The Women’s Safe House Gala on February 21, 2015 at The Chase Park Plaza.
(Gala tickets are each a $150.00 value. Radio mentions are aired weekly from 9-11am on channel 1490AM Fox Sports Radio)