Youth Programs

Ending domestic and sexual violence takes innovative approaches based on data and evidence-based solutions. SafeNest plays a pivotal role in helping young people, survivors, and abusers end the cycle of generational violence.

Children witnessing domestic violence growing up repeat the cycle.

78.8% become victims as adults; 76.2% become perpetrators as adults.

SafeNest works with the Alliance for Hope International and the University of Oklahoma to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence by working with young people, including those most at risk for repeating or starting the process of violence. SafeNest impacts over 20,000 local youth each year through direct and indirect services.

Using data-driven indicators such as ACEs (adverse childhood experience scores) and hope metrics, we can significantly impact the lives and futures of our youth and adolescent clients.

  • Camp Hope (Pathways to Hope)

    Camp Hope Las Vegas is a week-long overnight summer camping adventure for children who have been exposed to domestic violence. By offering a specialized curriculum developed around traditional camp activities, campers gain independence along with the skills and hope they need to break the generational cycle of violence.

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  • Coaching Boys Into Men / Athletes as Leaders

    Coaching Boys Into Men / Athletes as Leaders seeks to end domestic and sexual violence before it starts by equipping young male and female athletes and their coaches with the resources and skills necessary to build healthy relationships.

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  • Brave Conference

    An annual empowerment event to help young women at risk for sex trafficking understand and access resources, notice the signs, and connect with the community.

    BRAVE Conference
  • SCOREKeepers

    A project in partnership with former Raider player Jason Witten that ensures men are engaged as volunteers at SafeNest’s shelter to mentor and support boys in residence.

  • Defensive Line

    In partnership with Intermountain Healthcare, we are working to prevent teen-suicide.

  • Lean On Me

    Positive youth development strategies focus on forging healthy relationships; cultivating trustworthy, safe spaces; and offering youth opportunities to succeed in meaningful ways. Another defining characteristic of Lean on Me is that youth are treated as equal partners and engage with their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups and families in ways that are both healthy and productive.