Do You Need Help? imageSafelight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides support for survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. We make it possible for families who want to be free of violent relationships, to succeed. We make hope real.

LGBTQ are welcome
Safelight is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). To the end, we pledge to always self-reflect and regularly assess ways that we can continually improve our policy and procedures to best serve our community.

This means we will:

  • Be advocates for underrepresented groups in our area of expertise in our community
  • Encourage community collaborations to assist our work in the community to serve underrepresented groups
  • Continually learn and reevaluate to reflect best DEI practices in our policy and procedures
  • Promote DEI through ongoing trainings for current staff
  • Safelight welcomes all survivors (and their families) of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history).

If you are in Immediate Danger, Call 9-1-1

24 Hours Daily

Are you safe?

Know of someone who is not safe?

If you would like to talk with someone, call or come by. That's why we are here.

We are located at:
133 5th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC
Corner of Church St and 5th Ave


Night of Hope

For questions about Night of Hope,
please contact Sara ColeDevelopment Director / 828-280-3026

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What makes Safelight Different?

We provide not only immediate short-term help but long term solutions to women, men and children in crisis.

Safelight gives individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual abuse and child abuse a real second chance, an opportunity to redesign and better their lives.

Today, due to Safelight's broad community support and partners, we are addressing needs in mental health, substance abuse, employment and housing.

About Us

our mission:
creating hope,
healing lives,
changing community

We offer free, confidential help for adults and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Our services include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, counseling, case management, support groups, job training, and much more.

Over time, the organization has evolved from a strictly crisis-driven agency to one striving to develop longer-term services addressing community needs such as low-income housing and the unavailability of medical, mental health and substance abuse resources.  Click here for more history about Safelight

In 2020


crisis calls answered


were sheltered
195 adults and
94 children


children served by the Child Advocacy Center


served by the Family Justice Center


served by the Counseling Center for 1,570 sessions.


attended Support Groups


were provided Job Training

67 Groups
412 Individuals

received Community Advocacy and Prevention Education

"We are not just statistics these are our neighbors, our community"

Our Work

Success Stories

2020-2021 Annual Sponsors:

Advent Health
Champion Comfort Experts
Stuller Power Solutions

Funded By:

Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program
United Way
Hunter Hometown Foundation

Thank you to United Way, the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement-Family Violence Prevention Services Act Program, US DHHS for financial support.