Mission, Vision, Values
Since 1978, Safe+Sound Somerset has been answering the call of domestic violence survivors – often literally – with calls to our 24/7 helpline that are the first step in breaking free from the domestic violence and sexual abuse for many who are being beaten, battered, and berated. We hear it and see it every day – and we are here to help every survivor every day.
Safe+Sound Somerset is the designated lead agency and only organization in Somerset County providing comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our trauma-informed, evidence-based programs are designed to provide safety, hope and healing to survivors and their families as they build independent lives, free from violence and abuse.
Safe+Sound Somerset prevents and responds to domestic and sexual violence with programs that provide safety, support and education for individuals, families and the community.
We envision a community free from domestic and sexual violence, where individuals and families thrive in body, mind, and spirit.
Survivors: We believe survivors and place their healing in the center of all the work we do.
Accountability: Accountability creates transparency and authenticity for our organization, survivors’ healing, and the community.
Freedom: Individuals and families are entitled to live free from violence and oppression, and communities thrive when all members are free to pursue their best selves.
Equity: We are intentional in our pursuit of equity, centering the voices and needs of marginalized communities in our work.
These principles are the guideposts for our programs, services and interactions with each other and the community. These principles are the guideposts for our programs, services and interactions with each other and the community.