A Domestic Peace Program

Providing supportive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in York, Chester, Lancaster and Union Counties

Empower the survivor. Eliminate the abuse. Engage the community. Engender change.

If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911


The health and safety of our staff, clients, and community members is extremely important to us. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are providing remote victim services. If assistance is needed, contact our crisis line: 803-329-2800


Safe Passage Provides free, supportive, trauma-informed services for victims and survivors of domestic violence in York, Chester, and Lancaster Counties.


Safe Passage provides free, supportive, trauma-informed services for victims and survivors of sexual assault in York and Union counties.


The Child Advocacy Center of York County is a non-profit child abuse evaluation and treatment center.  The CAC is aimed to prevent children from being re-victimized.

Welcome to Safe Passage

Safe Passage was established for the purpose of offering supportive services to families living in abuse so they could make changes in their lives and eliminate violence. We work every day to empower survivors, eliminate the abuse, engage the community, and engender change.

Program services include emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their minor children, adult and child counseling, advocacy, 24-hour hospital accompaniment for sexual assault victims, community referrals, education, support groups, and parenting classes. Services which are offered for shelter residents are also available for non-residential clients.

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About Safe Passage

Safe Passage is a 501(c)(3) organization, that provides a 24-hour emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, counseling, and other supportive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in York, Chester, Lancaster, and Union counties.  All of our services are free and provided without regard to income, age, sex, race, ethnicity, limited English proficiency and disability. 

Our emergency shelter provides victims and their vulnerable family members with a safe, clean, comfortable place to recover from the physical and emotional wounds of domestic violence.  The shelter is a six bedroom, seven bath one story home utilized as a temporary residence for victims of domestic violence and their children.  Up to twenty-four adults and children can be accommodated comfortably, but additional space is available in emergencies. While in the shelter, victims receive transportation to necessary appointments, USDA approved meals and snacks, clothing, toiletries, crisis counseling, parenting classes, life skills training, and social activities.

We also maintain a 24-hour crisis line and accompany victims of sexual assault during their medical exams in order to provide advocacy and support during the aftermath of the assault.  We provide counseling services and court accompaniment for victims.

Community education and outreach to the counties in our service area is available upon request in order to prevent interpersonal violence, promote our services, increase awareness around violence and its effects in our community, and encourage community support for survivors of interpersonal violence.

Safe Passage trains direct service volunteers and interns that provide services including life skills training, crisis calls, intakes, counseling, transportation, mentoring and tutoring.

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