Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the location of the shelter confidential?
The Safe House for Women provides emergency shelter and support services to women and children that are fleeing situations that involve domestic violence.  Women come to the shelter to escape the dangers of their abuser.Safety is our number one priority for our residents. Maintaining the confidentiality of our shelter location provides an added security measure.

Can men also receive help from the Safe House? Yes! While our shelter is women and children only, the Safe House's support services, such as counseling, case management and court advocacy are all available to male survivors of relationship violence. We also now offer a weekly support group specifically for male survivors! See our Programs & Services page for more information on the support group or call 573-335-7745 with any questions. 

Do I need an appointment to drop things off at Safe House for Women Thrift Shop? No appointment is necessary. Simply drop your items off Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 AM and  4PM or Saturdays 10AM-3PM.  The Thrift Shop is located at 230 N Spring St.

Can I drop my donation off at the shelter?
No.Our shelter location is confidential for safety reasons.  Our designated drop off center is the Safe House for Women Outreach Office located at 230 N. Spring St.  Remember to put your name and address with your donation if you would like for us to mail you a receipt.

Do you pick up donations?
On occasion we are able to pick up donations of furniture by appointment.

Can I get a tax receipt for my donation?
All donors are provided with a tax receipt. Financial Donors will be mailed an acknowledgement letter which is considered a tax receipt. A receipt form is available for donors who give in-kind donations at the time of the donation.

What are you in urgent need of?
For our current needs, please check out our Wish List. If you have items that you think might be useful but they are not mentioned on the Wish List, call and ask us.

Do you accept clothing?
We accept women’s, men’s and children’s clothing that is new or gently used and clean.  The Safe House for Women Thrift Shop designated drop off site located at 230 N. Spring St.

Do you accept cars?
Yes. We connect you with one of the residents who is in need of a vehicle and has a valid drivers license. You sign the title over to the resident.

Do you accept computers?

Do you accept cell phones?
Yes. We accept all types of cell phones.All information should be cleared off the phone (stored numbers, voicemails, etc.) and “unlocked“.