Safe Nest’s services are designed to be confidential, with the victim’s safety as the primary focus. If you are a victim of domestic violence, Safe Nest’s Crisis Hotline, Shelter, Counseling and Advocacy services can help you.
Safe Nest operates a 24-hour Crisis Hotline where trained professionals and volunteers assist callers with crisis intervention, ranging from safety planning to protection orders and obtaining safe shelter.You do not need to be ready to take action when you call the hotline. Hotline workers can help you explore options, provide referrals and just lend an ear. You may call “just to talk” about your situation or to get more information.
Emergency Temporary Protective Orders (ETPOs) are available through the Crisis Hotline. These special protection orders are available if the abusive party is currently in police custody for domestic violence. Law enforcement usually provides the victim with information about ETPO’s at the scene of the arrest. ETPOs are processed over the phone by a Safe Nest counselor, and then transmitted to a judge for approval. The abusive party is then served with the order prior to being released from the mandatory 12-hour domestic-battery hold. The ETPO is a non-contact order that is valid for seven days until a Temporary Protective Order hearing is held at family court.