Our Mission:

It is the mission of Safe Passage to promote the right of all to nonviolent and abuse-free relationships through advocacy, intervention and prevention in DeKalb County.

About Safe Passage

Safe Passage is DeKalb County’s only Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center.  We provide a wide range of services to survivors and their loved ones including shelter, counseling, advocacy, and so much more. All survivor services are completely free, confidential, and available to all, no matter your age, gender, or when the abuse occurred.  The vision at Safe Passage is a world without violence where all are safe. Together, we believe that future is possible.

As a trauma-informed agency, Safe Passage acknowledges that systems of oppression impact survivors of interpersonal violence in many different ways. We strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work to honor the unique journeys of our clients, staff, and community. Join us in our commitment to dismantle these systems of social and racial injustice through continued education and advocacy. Together we have the power to create a violence-free community.

DEI Statement

Safe Passage acknowledges that systems of oppression impact survivors of sexual and domestic violence in many different ways. We honor the unique journeys of our clients, staff, and community by creating a trauma‐informed environment where all are welcome. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. Join us in our commitment to continuing to learn about social and racial justice in an ongoing process.

New Beginnings

With the ever-present demands of our families and individuals seeking out help and support, Safe Passage is now at a point where we must build a new beginning. This will allow us to move all programs and shelter under one roof, helping us keep families together and additing much needed space for operational efficiency.

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Safe Passage stands by you in every step of your journey to healing and safety. You are not alone!

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It takes all of us working together to build a world without violence; join us!

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Safe Passage provides a wide range of services to support survivors and end violence. Our services include crisis intervention, legal and medical advocacy, shelter, counseling, prevention education, and offender intervention. We couldn’t provide these services without the support of our generous community. Partner with us as we work toward a future without abuse.

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Do you know what the Legal Advocacy program is at Safe Passage? 🤔

Our trained Legal Advocates assist clients with completing the paperwork necessary to obtain Orders of Protection, assist survivors as they navigate the legal system, and provide emotional support through civil, legal, and family court cases. 💜
Join us at the DeKalb Farmer's Market TODAY from 10 AM-2 PM right in Downtown DeKalb! 😍
Golf for a great cause! 🏌️

Save the date for our 5th Annual Greater Giving Golf Outing! Individual and foursome tickets are on sale now, so get yours today! ⛳️
Calling all alcohol serving establishment staff! Join us for free safe bar training and receive your certificate that day. RSVP by August 16th at https://forms.gle/8mhS1wciNbsSHynH7  #safebar #safebars
This Saturday! Assemble your team and bring the whole family for a day of on-field action, food, and free entertainment. Featuring a 14+ soccer tournament and kid's skills clinic, as well as stage performances, food trucks, family-friendly activities, and community connections throughout the day. ⚽

9:00 am- 4:30 pm
NIU’s “North 40”
Parking is off of Kishwaukee Drive.

The first match in the adult tournament begins at 9:30 am.
Kid Zone activities begin at 10:00 am.
Visit: wnij.org/soccer for more information