To offer protection and quality services for victims of Domestic Violence and their minor children and/or victims of Sexual Assault and their families of St. Johns County, FL, through operation of a shelter offering assistance, counseling, and transitional support.
To educate the community about services provided and raise awareness of the problems of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in order to break cycles of abuse.
24-hr Crisis Hotline
TDD users dial 711 (for the deaf and hard of hearing)
The Sexual Assault Victim Recovery Program is currently recruiting on-call volunteers to provide victim advocacy. For information call Kelly at 904-808-8544.
As a private, nonprofit agency 501 (c) 3, the Safety Shelter of St. Johns County, Inc., dba: Betty Griffin House, provides emergency shelter to abused women and their minor children and temporary shelter for rape victims in danger after the crime. Other support services available to shelter residents and nonresidents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, case management, civil legal representation, and court advocacy. Betty Griffin House provides all services to men who are abused with separate accommodations.