Safe Passage is dedicated to creating a world free of domestic violence and relationship abuse.
All Safe Passage programs are free and confidential. Our services include peer-support, counseling, advocacy, legal support and community education.
We primarily serve individuals and families in Hampshire County. A partnership with Hilltown Community Health Centers allows us to serve survivors in the rural areas of Hampshire and Hampden Counties.
Safe Passage serves survivors of all genders. Services are accessible to people with disabilities and are available in English, Spanish, and other languages.
Safe Passage provides survivors with the support and information to keep themselves and their children safe and to rebuild their lives in the wake of domestic violence. We believe that empowerment is crucial to ending domestic violence. Through the empowerment of individuals, we can change society.
- We are survivor-centered and trauma-informed.
- Survivors of domestic violence deserve justice and safety in all forms.
- Healing is possible and without limitations.
- It is our responsibility to be accessible to all communities and populations.
- We understand that domestic violence may impact every aspect of a person's life.
- We evolve and change based on emerging research and best practices.
- We believe that everyone has an important role in ending domestic violence.
- We understand our work as part of the work to dismantle all forms of oppression.
- We commit to leading efforts toward social change at all levels.
Assumptions about domestic violence
- Violence is preventable.
- Violence is a learned choice that is not about loss of control, but about exerting control over another person.
- Prevention requires work toward social change.
In July 2018, Safe Passage moved to 76 Carlon Drive, Northampton.
This 6,500-square foot facility will provide:
- Private and welcoming spaces for counseling.
- Spaces for support groups and family sessions.
- Kid-friendly space for play therapy.
- Space for art and expressive therapies.
- Work spaces for survivors with safe and secure Internet and telephone.
- Meeting spaces for prevention and training activities.
The location is accessible to public transportation, is ADA-compliant, and has ample free parking.