Welcome to Windham County Safe Place! We are a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center that is dedicated to providing services to both children and adults that have endured physical and/or sexual violence. To learn more about what it means to be Nationally Accredited, please click here!
Safe Place is a multifaceted center that offers direct services (interviews + victim advocacy) as well as referrals for an array of client needs. Although the folks we serve are those that have reported sexual or physical abuse allegations, Safe Place is able to assist all clients meeting an array of their needs. Our multi-disciplinary team is able to address concerns and needs based on their individual profession. Click here to learn more about the MDT and what each role is responsible for!
Our center is a calm, clean and safe space that is welcoming to all ages. Check out our virtual tour below! On site we have many resources and brochures, some educational materials about kids bodies, and our advocate is available to assess and review client needs during every meeting. We also use our center for joint meetings and trainings during times that we are not conducting interviews.
As a non-profit and certified 501c3, Safe Place is grant funded and sponsored by the generosity of donors and fundraisers throughout the year! To learn more about how you can help or donate, please click here.
Aside from our interviews, advocacy, and team approach for case work, we also provide outreach education and training within the community. We are thrilled to meet with providers that encounter children and/or adults that may benefit from the knowledge and skill set of our staff. We provide trauma-informed approach guidance, interview/conversation support, internet and body safety education, and more. Email usto learn more or schedule!
We understand that making a report and beginning the disclosure process can be very intimidating. Research estimates that only 33% of children will ever disclose their abuse. We see delayed disclosures very often. We are also aware that not everyone wants a full investigation, but sometimes people still want to talk about their experience. Please click here to view our report form, as well as options for making a report and what happens after.
What To Expect At Safe Place
When you arrive at 62 Black Mountain Road, you will see our entrance is beyond the Brattleboro Police Department door. Follow the rainbow hearts! Our advocate will greet you at the door and welcome you to our comfortable waiting area. While there, the interview process will be explained and you will be asked to sign a consent form for the interview.
You may ask any questions during this time. Investigators that are assigned to your case will be in the observation room until the interview concludes. They will answer any pressing questions before you depart and follow up with you by phone in the days after the interview.
Before starting the interview, you will meet our interviewer and ask any additional questions. No one is permitted to view interviews except for assigned investigators. Any discomfort or hesitation to disclose will be honored and a participant may wish to conclude at any time.
You may take a tour, access the restroom, have some water or tea, use our Wi-Fi, play with our fidgets or kids toys, review educational materials, and more!