Our History

Shelter And Family Empowerment

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In 1971, seeing the need for safe living spaces for female survivors of domestic violence and their children, a small group of women established the non-profit organization, “Women’s Community Association”.  They utilized local houses to shelter multiple women and families in the Albuquerque area.  


In 1976, Women’s Community Association incorporated. In 1986, the current location of the shelter was deeded to Women’s Community Association for the purposes of continuing services to women fleeing domestic violence.

In 2005, after a change in leadership and a re-organization, the agency’s name was changed to S.A.F.E. House (Shelter and Family Empowerment). It remains a confidential housing location for survivors, with a multitude of direct and transitional services emphasizing empowered sustainability.

S.A.F.E. House focuses on survivors of intimate partner violence specifically, and coinciding with the above-mentioned transition, is no longer gender-delineated. We currently house diverse men, women, children, and members of the LGBTQ communities with an emphasis on crisis intervention, safety planning, personal empowerment, economic sustainability, and long term residential stability for survivors and their children.


Contact Us

505.247.4219 (Local) 800.773.3645 (Toll-Free)

P.O. Box 25363

Albuquerque, NM 87125


If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call our 24/7 hotline.
505.247.4219 (Local) 800.773.3645 (Toll-Free)
Our staff are standing by to assist you in any way possible.

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S.A.F.E. House, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 registered non-profit

EIN: 85-0247473

© 1976 - 2021 by S.A.F.E. House, Inc. 

Disclaimer: S.A.F.E. House staff utilizes stock images to help promote our shelter and services. S.A.F.E. House does not use photos of our residents or their children for promotional purposes. 

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