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.
In this episode, Wendy speaks with SafeNest CEO Liz Ortenburger about about the appalling state of domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Liz shares some shocking statistics and some touching stories. She also provides information about resources available for domestic violence victims and abusers, including the 24 hotline and live chat. Liz also discusses ways the community can help.
Original Air Date: July 19, 2020