Sally's Safe Haven
Sally’s Safe Haven, a facility for supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange is officially open. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony in December 2014, The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners have completed the Planning and Development phase of a U.S. Department of Justice grant and will begin accepting referrals for court ordered visitations, for families of Domestic Violence.
To give families a chance for a safe future, sally’s Safe Haven Visitation Center provides families in crisis with a nurturing, safe, secure setting to foster healthy relationships.
At Sally’s Safe Haven visitation center, we envision a multicultural community, free of violence, offering a respectful and nurturing environment for families impacted by domestic violence where every adult victim and child has an equal opportunity for safety, justice, and respect.
Sally’s Safe Haven Visitation Center of Flagler County
Sally’s Safe Haven will provide a safe, affordable, age appropriate and activity appropriate means of visitation and exchange of children in domestic relations cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- Reduce trauma and anxiety to children of batterers who are afraid that they or the non-abusive parent will be hurt or threatened during any contact.
- Eliminate the risk that adult victims and children will be physically abused or abducted during supervised visitation.
- Reduce the risk of emotional abuse during visitation and exchanges.
- To provide supervised visitations that are safe and appropriate for domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking situations.
Why are Visits Important?
- The adult victims’ child is able to maintain a relationship with the non-custodial parent.
- The adult victims’ child sees that the non-custodial parent still loves him/her and wants to visit with the child.
- Sally’s Safe Haven provides a place the adult victim can bring the child to visit allowing a connection to remain between the non-custodial parent and the child so the child does not feel abandoned.
- Sally’s Safe Haven provides a place the adult victims can bring the child to see the visiting parent is alright, so the child does not worry about the well being of the non-custodial parent.
- Sally’s Safe Haven provides a place the adult victims can bring the child to slowly come to terms with the separation or divorce of his/her parents, which can help in the healing process.
- The visits are monitored and in a safe environment so the adult victim knows the adult victim and the child are not alone in this experience.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-CWAX-K014, awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the authors, and do not reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on violence against women.
Six Guiding Principals
Principal 1; Equal Regard for the Safety of Children and Adult Victims
Principal 2; Valuing Multiculturalism and Diversity
Principal 3; Incorporating an Understanding of Domestic Violence into Center Services
Principal 4; Respectful and Fair Interaction
Principal 5; community Collaboration
Principal 6; Advocacy for Children and Adult Victims
LOCATED AT 103 EAST MOODY BLVD, BUNNELL, FLORIDA
HOURS OF OPERATION
Sally’s Safe Haven operates Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm.
An eligibility interview is required prior to services being provided.
Every attempt is made to accommodate the schedules of parents and children when scheduling appointments.
Clients needing accommodations for a disability and/or clients with special communication needs should contact their Children’s Home Society of Florida worker, or make their request for accommodation at the time of admission into a Children’s Home Society of Florida program.
For questions, contact Eric Losciale at 386-795-2185.
To contact the facility directly or to leave a message, please call 386-263-8771. Fax number is 386-313-6946.
No clients shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Flagler County Staff Support:
Christie Mayer, Program Coordinator, 386/313-4094