“Safe Nest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive charity devoted solely to domestic violence issues.”
Serving Clark County since 1977, Safe Nest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive charity devoted solely to domestic violence issues. Safe Nest’s programs are concentrated in four areas of service: advocacy, counseling, prevention and shelter. Our shelter homes are maintained in undisclosed locations for the safety of abuse victims and their children, and all services are provided with confidentiality as a high priority. Our goal is to assist families from crisis to healing, while empowering victims toward self-sufficiency in violence-free lives. Safe Nest provides services for victims, batterers and their children. Prevention programs focus on children, teens, and young adults.
Domestic violence takes multiple forms, including physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse, destruction of property, abuse of pets, social isolation and economic dependency. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence regardless of age, gender, race, social status or sexual orientation. If you need help, you’ll find helpful resources here. And if you’d like to partner with Safe Nest to provide resources, please explore our volunteer and philanthropic opportunities. (Safe Nest is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization registered as Safe Nest: Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis, Inc.)
24-Hour Hotline: 702-646-4981
Here are some common questions about the shelter at Safe Nest
How do I get into the confidential Safe Nest shelter?
Admission to the shelter starts with a call to the Crisis Hotline (702-646-4981) and completing a confidential phone interview. If it is determined that our shelter program will be providing shelter to you a pre-determined safe meeting location will be given. In some situations you may be given other shelter resources to provide your shelter needs. Our shelter provides not only the basic necessities but emotional, therapeutic and advocacy support for victims of domestic violence.
What happens when I enter the shelter?
At Safe Nest we understand that the journey to safety is exhausting and challenging. We allow for you to catch your breath and rest for the first two days before completing the intake process. During intake you will receive an advocate that will assist you in your journey to starting over and healing. During your first week in shelter you will attend an orientation that will help you navigate the services and resources offered here at shelter. If you wish, an advocate can assist you in obtaining resources for legal assistance including but not limited to a protection order. We believe that you should be in charge of your healing process and will assist you in reaching your goals.
Who can stay at the shelter?
We help all victims of domestic abuse regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation. We provide shelter in two settings depending on the client’s needs, either through communal living at our shelter or through our confidential hotel program. Both programs provide support and access to therapy, resources and other services needed to heal from domestic abuse.
What about children?
At Safe Nest we believe it is important to create an environment that address the needs of the entire family including children 0-17years old. Children are provided opportunities to experience life without domestic abuse this includes attending school, structured actives in our playroom, fun respite activities and family bonding opportunities. At Safe Nest we provide trained staff to support the family and children with therapy, resources and parenting classes.
What is provided at the shelter?
At Safe Nest survivors are provided safety and support in a clean, homey confidential environment. At our shelter we provide support for you daily basic needs i.e shampoo, clothing and free laundry in addition to the below items:
- Parenting classes, one on One therapy sessions on site, Support Group, Life Skill Classes, Substance Abuse /Mental Health support and assistance
- Assigned Advocate/Case manager, Housing application assistance
- Community resources, Job resources including Job Connect
- Court Assistance including assistance completing paperwork and much more
- Bus passes
May I park my car on-site
You can bring your vehicle if it is registered to you or you are married to the registered owner. For the safety of you and the other residents we ask that you ensure your car is not equipped with a tracking device from a financial institution or your partner. IF you have any concerns please discuss during your phone intake. Safe Nest does provide bus passes to assist in transportation during your stay.
How long can I stay?
The time needed to heal from domestic abuse varies from survivor to survivor. Please talk with your advocate or the hotline for more information regarding time frame of the program.
What if the shelter is full?
At times we have to place callers on our waitlist due to our program being full. We try our best to provide callers with referrals to other programs. In the case where no programs have space available Safe Nest hotline advocates will discuss ways to stay safe during your waiting time.
May I bring in a Cell Phone?
For safety reason’s we ask that all cell phones GPS abilities are discontinued while in shelter. For additional safety we ask that all laptops and tablets remain in your assign locker while on property. Safe Nest will provide a computer for your business and school needs.
What if shelter is full?
Staff and advocates will assist finding you other places to stay.
Why is the shelter in a confidential location?
The Safe Nest shelter is in a confidential location for the safety and well-being of you and the other residents that reside in the shelter. The first step to healing is feeling safe, and we want everyone to feel they are.
May I and my children have our cell phones and laptops while in shelter?
Yes, but we will ask you to turn off all location and GPS services. Again, this is for your safety and the safety of others.