Established in 1977, SafeNest is Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic violence by focusing on five core confidential, trauma-informed services: emergency shelter, 24/7 crisis hotline, counseling, advocacy and prevention education.
SafeNest maintains the only confidential domestic violence shelter in Las Vegas; operates a 24-hour crisis hotline (which is sole access point of emergency protection orders in Clark County) and a text-to-chat line; provides individual and group counseling; maintains victim advocates in the justice and law enforcement systems; and provides domestic violence education, prevention, and training programs within the Clark County community.
Across all programs, SafeNest provides direct services to more than 20,000 clients annually, serving Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, and surrounding rural areas.
To learn about Safenest of Southern Nevada, visit safenest.org. If you need help, call or text the hotline at 702-646-4981.
In this episode, Wendy speaks with Safenest VP of Crisis Services, Genese Jones-Torrence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Genese fills us in on the importance of spreading awareness about domestic violence. Also discussed are volunteer opportunities and resources available to victims.
Original Air Date: October 18, 2020.