Safehome Systems Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that offers many services to women, children and men who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. We are located in Covington, Virginia. We serve the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Highland, the City of Covington and the towns of Iron Gate and Clifton Forge. We have a 24 hour crisis hotline. If you need our services please call 540-965-3237 anytime of the day or night.
Safehome Systems Inc. started as a grassroots effort to provide emergency shelter to the victims of domestic violence. Prior to 1987, the local Community Services Board met the needs of the victims. They were not able to continue providing services due to budgets cuts and liability.
Safehome obtained corporate status effective April 22, 1987. Soon thereafter, the IRS approved our tax-exempt status as a non-profit corporation. Initially, victims of domestic violence were sheltered in private homes for 72 hour periods.
It soon became apparent that there was a need for a permanent shelter. A house was purchased in December 1990. After extensive work, the shelter officially opened in September 1991.
The needs of the community were greater than the 12 person capacity shelter could accommodate. In 1996, a grant was submitted and approved by the Alleghany Foundation for the purchase of our current shelter. We can now shelter up to 18 individuals.