SHELLY SAFI, the executive director of SafeCenter, accepted the 2019 Heart of Shiawassee Award during the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 24. The Heart of Shiawassee Award recognizes a local nonprofit for its strenuous roles and countless hours of dedication and service.

   SafeCenter’s mission is to build comprehensive and sustainable community strategies to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Clinton and Shiawassee counties, and the organization believes in safe family relationships, trusting community relationships, respect and dignity for all individuals and knowledge, evaluation and continuing education.

   SafeCenter provides numerous services in Shiawassee County, including an emergency shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; a 24-hour crisis line, which is often the first step many victims take on their journey to safety; and transitional supportive housing that is safe for families. Additionally, SafeCenter is continually in contact with schools, community and service organizations, and agencies and businesses, educating them about domestic and sexual violence and lending information and resources to assist in the prevention of violence.

2019 Heart of Shiawassee Award was last modified: February 4th, 2019 by Karen Elford