SafeHouse of Shelby County

SafeHouse is a domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center that provides emergency shelter and

2023 Reflections: A Letter from the Executive Director - SafeHouse 01/05/2024

"I’m filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the unwavering support, dedication, and compassion that have defined our shared mission to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault."

🫢✨Dive into the heart of SafeHouse's journey through 2023 in a letter from our Executive Director, Janelle Sierra. As we reflect on the past year, join us in embracing gratitude for the incredible community support that has fueled our mission. Read Janelle's reflections on our blog and share in the spirit of unity and resilience. πŸ“–πŸŒ

2023 Reflections: A Letter from the Executive Director - SafeHouse Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Gratitude and Support β€” a letter from the Safe House Executive Director


Shelby Emergency Assistance in Montevallo, AL is recruiting single mothers who live in Shelby County with at least one child aged 12 or younger. Their goal is to empower single mothers by providing tailored support to guide them to self-sufficiency and prosperity. πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ€

⬇️ For more information, please use the information on the flyer attached below.


As the year comes to a close, SafeHouse reflects on the strength, resilience, and courage of survivors. Wishing you a New Year filled with hope, healing, and new beginnings. May 2024 bring brighter days for all. πŸ’œπŸŒŸ

If you or someone you know is in need, please contact our 24-Hour Crisis Line to speak with a trained advocate: (205) 669-7233 (SAFE). πŸ“ž

Photos from SafeHouse of Shelby County's post 12/29/2023

✨Overflowing with gratitude!

SafeHouse is incredibly thankful for the generous Christmas donations received from our supportive community. Your kindness has made the holiday season brighter for survivors and their families. Thank you to H.O.P.E. "You're Not in It Alone" for spreading joy and warmth! πŸ’™πŸŽ


Although we didn't win this year's Shelby County Diamond Awards, we were honored to be recognized as a nominee for Nonprofit of the Year. βœ¨πŸŽ‰

Congratulations to our friends at Shelby Emergency Assistance who walked away with the award; We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the services they offer to our clients and for their continued support of SafeHouse. πŸ‘πŸ’œ


Wishing you a Christmas filled with love, peace, and moments of joy. SafeHouse extends warm holiday wishes to our incredible community. May your hearts be full, and may the spirit of unity and compassion shine brightly. πŸ’™πŸŽ„

πŸ“ž If you or someone you know is in need of help, please call our 24-Hour Crisis Line at 205-669-7233 (SAFE) to speak with a trained advocate.
You are not alone. You deserve to live free of fear. We are ready to listen.

Photos from SafeHouse of Shelby County's post 12/22/2023

SafeHouse stands united in blue! πŸ’™ The 100th Annual United Way of Central Alabama fundraising campaign has come to a close. SafeHouse has been a United Way partner since 1989 and is proud to have contributed to the record-breaking $38,613,100 raised this year.

Thanks to everyone who contributes to the United Way through their employer; we couldn't do what we do without you!
Together, we strive to create a community where safety, support, and compassion prevail.

Photos from SafeHouse of Shelby County's post 12/20/2023

Santa's sleigh just got a whole lot merrier thanks to the incredible generosity of these sweet individuals! πŸŽ…πŸ›·

SafeHouse is overwhelmed with joy as Girl Scout Troops 30424 and 28262 of Chilton County filled Santa's sleigh with an abundance of toys for the children in our care. Your kindness is making this season brighter for the little ones. Heartfelt thanks to these amazing girls for spreading cheer and warmth.

We would also like to express our gratitude to Specification Rubber Products for their generous donations! Your support is the greatest gift, bringing hope and joy to survivors and their families.

We truly appreciate these giving hearts and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!✨🎁


Spreading holiday cheer and messages of hope! πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈ

SafeHouse was thrilled to participate in A Pelham Hometown Christmas Parade. A special thanks to Shelby Hull and Mary Katherine Thorn whose concept and design made for a wonderful float! Staff and their families were able to ride the float, toss candy, and spread awareness. SafeHouse has been part of the Pelham community since 1989 and truly values their support! πŸ’œ


Embracing the spirit of the season with these inspiring words. As we each light our own candles, let us also extend our support to survivors and those in need.

SafeHouse wishes you a Christmas filled with warmth, strength, and the beauty of shared light. πŸ’™πŸ•―οΈ

Surviving the Holidays after Domestic Violence - SafeHouse 12/11/2023

πŸŽ„βœ¨The holiday season is here, and we're reminded of the increased stress and tension that may accompany this time for those in abusive situations. As a survivor, the "most wonderful time of the year" can be the most challenging.

πŸ“– Check out our blog below to find tips for survivors as well as supporters on creating a safe and peaceful holiday season. Remember, at SafeHouse, we're here for you or anyone who needs help. You are not alone, and there's always someone ready to listen and support you. 🀝

If you or someone you know is in need of support, reach out to us through our 24-Hour Crisis Line to speak with a trained advocate: (205) 669-7233 (SAFE). πŸ“ž

Surviving the Holidays after Domestic Violence - SafeHouse Surviving the holidays after domestic violence: safety planning, self-care and building supportive networks, and resources for victims


πŸŽ„βœ¨ Join SafeHouse at A Pelham Hometown Christmas for a festive celebration! 🌟 We're excited to be part of the parade, spreading messages of hope and support.

πŸŽ…β˜ƒοΈ From face painting to meeting Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, to the magical tree lighting, there's something for everyone. SafeHouse is honored to be part of this joyful occasion, uniting with the community for a season of warmth and togetherness.

See the post below for more information. We can't wait to share the holiday cheer with you! See you there! πŸ’™

We are excited to share the schedule for A Pelham Hometown Christmas!! We look forward to seeing you on December 9th. Festivities will start about 2:30pm and last through the evening! Parade route is included below and all activities will be at the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena. 🌲
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Photos from SafeHouse of Shelby County's post 12/06/2023

"Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

The Crisis Center Birmingham and SafeShelby Medical Forensic Services attended the film viewing Victim/Suspect. We strive to one day exist in a community that has eliminated domestic violence and sexual assault. For that to happen, we need everyone to share the same message that there is help and there is hope. πŸ’œβœ¨

Having the same goals and missions, we are proud that we can come together to support such an important event.


We're thrilled to share that SafeHouse has been nominated for the prestigious 2023 Shelby County Diamond Award - Nonprofit of the Year! πŸ†βœ¨ This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to creating a safer and more supportive community for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.

Join us at the 2023 Diamond Awards Luncheon on December 7th, a special occasion to celebrate the incredible contributions that make Shelby County an outstanding place to live. Your support has brought us this far, and we'd love to have you there with us to share in this honor.

πŸ“… Thursday, December 7, 2023 ⏰ Event Time: 11:30am πŸ“ Grande Hall at Olde Mill Square, Columbiana, AL

Reserve your spot by December 5th to ensure your attendance and join us in celebrating the difference we're making together. Admission details and reservations can be made here:

Thank you for being a part of our journey and helping us create positive change in Shelby County. πŸŒŸπŸ’œ


πŸŽ„βœ¨ Celebrating the Season of Joy! Join SafeHouse at the Columbiana Christmas Parade and Festival for a holiday extravaganza filled with cheer and community spirit. Look out for our float, adorned with hope and messages of empowerment.

πŸ—“οΈ December 1, 2023 ⏰ 5pm πŸ“Columbiana, AL

Bring your family and friends to share in the festivities as we come together to spread warmth and support. We'll be there with smiles, goodies, and a reminder that love and community stand strong. See you at the parade! πŸ’™πŸŒŸ


🌍 Join Us in the Global Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls! 🌟

Today, November 25th (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It's a crucial international initiative to raise awareness and demand an end to violence against women and girls.

Did you know? Shockingly, 1 in 4 women will experience violence by an intimate partner before reaching their mid-twenties. It's a stark reality we can't ignore, and it's time to take action.

Check out the World Health Organization's website for valuable resources, information, and ways we can all contribute to preventing violence. Let's work together to create a world where everyone is free from fear. πŸ’ͺ🌐
πŸ”— #:~:text=The%20global%2016%20Days%20of,th%20December%2C%20Human%20Rights%20Day.


November 28th is , a global day of generosity when we're reminded of the incredible impact each act of kindness holds. ✨ It's a day dedicated to charitable contributions, supporting the causes that matter to us all. For nonprofits like SafeHouse, your generosity on this day goes a long way in helping us provide crucial support to survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. πŸ’œπŸ€

Your donations build a community of safety, empowerment, and healing. Your contribution, no matter the size, makes a meaningful difference in the lives of those seeking refuge and support.
Join us as we stand strong against abuse, and helps us create a world where survivors find strength, support, and hope.
Thank you for being a part of our mission. πŸ™

Holidays without cheer.... - SafeHouse 11/20/2023

🍁As the holiday season approaches, we're reminded of the increased stress and tension that may accompany this time for those in abusive situations. With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's crucial to be vigilant and supportive of our loved ones. πŸ€πŸ’œ

This season, take a moment to check in on family and friends. Pay attention, listen, and offer your support, especially if you suspect something may be amiss at home. Your awareness and empathy might make a critical difference for someone in need.

Remember, at SafeHouse, we're here for you or anyone who needs help. You are not alone, and there's always someone ready to listen and support you. Check out our blog for more information on creating a safe and peaceful holiday season. β¬‡οΈπŸŒ

Holidays without cheer.... - SafeHouse For most of us there is excitement, joy, and anticipation over the holidays. Reunions with relatives, nostalgic traditions, and good food tend to be what we think of when we hear the words Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, for those in abusive relationships this can be a time that is most dreadfu...

Photos from The Exchange Club of Clay County, Alabama's post 11/20/2023

🌟Out in the community, spreading awareness and fostering a safer environment.🌟 SafeHouse is dedicated to equipping individuals with the knowledge and resources to create a community where safety is everyone's priority.

Our very own Prevention, Intervention, and Education Coordinator, Mary Catherine, recently visited The Exchange Club of Clay County, Alabama to share her knowledge.

If you'd like us to visit your organization or community group for an educational session, feel free to reach out. Together, we can make a difference. πŸ’œ
πŸ“ž (205) 669-7233 (SAFE)
βœ‰οΈ [email protected]


🚨 Join Our Team in Making a Real Difference! 🚨

SafeHouse is actively seeking dedicated individuals to fill critical positions in our mission to support survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. We're hiring Trained SANE Nurses for PRN call shifts, SA Advocates, Shelter Advocates, and a DV Counselor.

If you're passionate about making a positive impact, and helping those in need, we want to hear from you! Your expertise and commitment could be the lifeline someone is seeking.

Join us in creating a safer, supportive environment. Reach out to Kayla at [email protected] and be a part of our team that's dedicated to empowering survivors and fostering hope. For more information, check out Indeed for a full list of our available positions.,-al-jobs.html?vjk=2c860fe51eaca151


πŸ₯°βœ¨ On World Kindness Day, we reaffirm our commitment to creating a world where kindness and compassion are at the forefront of everything we do. At SafeHouse, we stand for unwavering support, understanding, and kindness for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.

Kindness can change lives. It can be a listening ear, a supportive hand, and a beacon of hope for those in need. Today, and every day, we strive to foster a community where empathy and support reign.

Join us in spreading kindness and making a positive impact in the lives of survivors. Your support and kindness matter. πŸ’œ


🌟On this special day, SafeHouse pays tribute to the courageous men and women who have served our country with unwavering dedication. You are the embodiment of strength, resilience, and sacrifice.

Just as you've protected our nation, we're here to protect and support those who've experienced sexual and domestic abuse. We are commited to creating safe spaces and empowering survivors. πŸ’œ

Thank you for your service, veterans, and for inspiring us to continue our mission of hope, healing, and support.


✨ We are so incredibly thankful for our staff and the way they open their hearts to the people we serve. πŸ’œ


⏰ Don't forget to 'fall back' this Sunday, November 5th! Daylight Saving Time ends, which means an extra hour to invest in self-care, spend time with loved ones, or simply relax.

At SafeHouse, we're committed to providing support, resources, and a safe environment to survivors, even when the clocks change. Use that extra hour to check in on someone you care about or take time for yourself. Every moment counts. πŸ’™


You are never alone on your journey. Reach out, and let SafeHouse be the light on your path to healing. πŸ’™ If you or someone you know is in need, please contact our 24-Hour Crisis Line to speak with a trained advocate: (205) 669-7233 (SAFE).

Photos from SafeHouse of Shelby County's post 10/28/2023

πŸšͺπŸŽƒ Spooky Staff Showdown! Cast Your Votes! πŸ‘»πŸ“₯

At SafeHouse, we're getting into the Halloween spirit with a little friendly competition. Our dedicated staff has worked their magic and transformed our doors into spooky works of art! Now, it's time for you to join in the fun.

πŸ—³οΈ Cast your vote TODAY and TOMORROW by simply liking the picture of your favorite decorated door. Your vote could make all the difference, and it's all in good fun!

Let's celebrate the creativity and teamwork of our fantastic staff. Stay tuned for the door reveal, and be ready to show your support by voting for the your favorite door. πŸŽ‰πŸ†


πŸ’œEach year National Night Out is held as a nationwide community-building campaign, promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. We were honored to have two of our very best attend Pelham's Night out, which was a major success! Meg, our sexual assault counselor, and Nicole, our community services director, were both present representing SafeHouse.

We are grateful to be able to foster relationships with first responders and other organizations within our community. πŸš“πŸ‘©β€πŸš’πŸš‘


πŸŽƒ Don't miss out on a frighteningly fun Trunk or Treat event happening TOMORROW! πŸ•·οΈπŸ¬
We invite you to a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza that's all treats and no tricks!

πŸ“… Date: October 24 πŸ•’ Time: 5-7 pmπŸ“ Location: 2060 Highway 33, Pelham, AL 35124

Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a safe and fun-filled evening of costumes, candy, and community spirit. Let's come together to celebrate the season while raising awareness about the vital work we do at SafeHouse.
We can't wait to see your creatively spooky costumes! πŸ‘»πŸ­

Pink Up The Pace 5K & Fun Run | Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama 10/20/2023

Support breast cancer research by participating in the 6th annual Pink Up the Pace 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’•

πŸ“… Date: Sunday, October 22 πŸ•’ Time: 2pm πŸ“ Location: 49 Vine St, Birmingham, AL 35213

Lace-up your sneakers and be part of a fantastic day that combines fitness, fun, and fundraising, all for the critical cause of local breast cancer research. πŸ’ͺ
This event isn't just a run; it's a celebration of community, unity, and hope. By participating, you're helping to make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer.

Ready to step up? Register now at and join us in supporting local, life-saving breast cancer research. Let's make strides together! 🏁🌟

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2060 CR-33
Pelham, AL

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