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 more about Safenest, visit safenest.org.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month to commemorate and honor victims, survivors and their families. October is the month Safenest holds their annual Run For Hope 5K run/walk. This year it is on October 16 at Wayne Bunker Family Park. CEO Liz Ortenburger called into the program to give the details, in this episode.
Original Air Date: October 16, 2021.