Programs & Services

Safer Futures

The mission of Safer Futures is to lessen the scope of domestic violence in Portage County.


We are your Link To Shelter, Support, Legal Advocacy and Referrals…


When you need us we’ll be here…


Call anytime—we are here 24 hours a day


Call us if you…

Have a friend in trouble
“My friend is always talking about how difficult her relationship is.
I know she is in trouble.”

Need to talk about your situation
“I know we fight a lot, but is this really an abusive relationship?
I am not quite ready for shelter, I just need to know my options.”

Need shelter and ready to make a change in your life
“I’m concerned about what a shelter has to offer me, what is it like?”


What is abuse and how does it continue?

Abusers find many ways to maintain power and control in relationships.

  • Hurt others physically or sexually
  • Yell, threaten, tantrum
  • Abuse children and pets
  • Threaten suicide
  • Place restrictions on money
  • Break things
  • Make unreasonable demands
  • Isolate their family from relatives and friends
  • Accuse loved ones of cheating on them
  • Apologize and make promises they don’t keep


How can you help?

Help Us Bring An End To Family Violence

  • Adopt Safer Futures as your church or community group’s “cause”.
  • Invite us to speak to your club about family violence & services available.
  • Select our program for your volunteer work or internship placement.
  • Make a contribution of money or need items.


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