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Our History

Safe Passage is the domestic violence agency and rape crisis center serving DeKalb County. We started in 1981 as a grassroots organization, run mostly by volunteers wanting to create a safe place in the community for victims of domestic violence. The agency has continued to expand and add programs and services. The addition of our prevention program, transitional housing program, 24-hour emergency medical response, and expanded children’s program, has ensured we’re better equipped to empower a broad range of survivors. In addition to the services we provide to survivors, our Partner Abuse Intervention Program has also given us an opportunity to play a role in ending the cycle of violence for offenders. Our ongoing partnerships and development allow us to provide 360° of services 24 hours per day, every day of the year.