The Safe Space Project provides support groups and services for vulnerable women and families living in the San Francisco Bay Area. We currently run support groups in Fremont and Oakland. If you're interested in attending a support group, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our groups are confidential so that all participants feel welcomed and safe to share their experiences. We have clients who have been attending groups for years, and we welcome new participants each week. We provide dinner and other support services, with groups generally lasting for two hours.
Group discussions can be about (but are not limited to) domestic violence, homelessness, mental health, careers, family dynamics, parenting, and successes. Each week the topics can be steered by what participants are open to discussing in that particular session.
Our facilitators do not provide answers or judge. Women are given the time and space to connect with one another, listen, learn, and find safety. Participants can come every week or when it is convenient with no obligation.
Rani is an experienced advocate and case manager for victims and survivors of domestic violence. She has spent many years working at agencies serving women and their families in the UK, India, and the Bay Area. She has facilitated countless support groups and provided advocacy-based counseling to women in crisis. She is a strong proponent of women's rights and giving women the agency to take control of their own lives.
Suniya is a practicing architect, a solo mother, and a survivor. Throughout the last thirty years she has been active in promoting social justice issues in small ways, and is now looking for more impactful ways moving forward. In particular she is passionate about helping other women and families receive the help and support she was so fortunate to have, while also exploring ways the family court system could be more responsive to the needs of vulnerable women and their families.
Kavya has worked in the youth development field and with survivors of domestic violence for years during and after college. She has served as a case manager for young teens running from abuse at home as well as commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC). Her passion lies in working with young women and families to provide support in finding safer and more sustainable living situations. She finds it extremely important to meet clients where they are at and work with them to help gain the positive change they want to see in their lives.
Madhu has been an advocate and champion for marginalized communities in the Bay Area for the past decade. She is currently a case manager and DV advocate for homeless women at the Women's Daytime Drop-in Center. With many years of experience in the non-profit sector, Madhu combines her skills in community outreach, case management, and advocacy to help support the mission of The Safe Space Project.
We're extremely grateful for your donations, particularly monthly donations which allow us to plan our budget and commit ongoing resources to our clients. All staff positions at The Safe Space Project are unpaid volunteer positions, which means 100% of your donations go towards the people we serve. We use our funds to pay for childcare and dinners for participants during group sessions, transportation, and anything else the women need so they can comfortably attend the groups. Many of our clients are financially dependent on their abusers, or homeless and living in shelters. Some are mothers to young children. They come to rely on the group for meals and other basic needs.
The Safe Space Project is a registered charity under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, which means US taxpayers may deduct their contributions. We are also registered as a California Charitable Trust, # CT0255553.