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Project Safe’s Family Wish List | 7/9/19

Since increasing our shelter capacity in 2018, Project Safe has made family needs a priority. Here is a current wish list from the parents and children living in our emergency shelter:

  • Uniforms in assorted sizes for girls and boys: (colors for pants/skirts-navy blue, khaki and black; colors for shirts: white and navy blue)
  • 3-ring binders or trapper keepers
  • Folders and Subject Dividers (for 3-ring binders)
  • Spiral Notebooks (regular rule)
  • Gift cards for shoes for kids or other necessities
  • Double Stroller for resident w/ 4 young children
  • Gift cards for Fandango/Movie Theater (for outings for resident children)
  • Gift cards for Chucky Cheese (for outings for resident children)
  • Gift cards for Rush (for outings for resident children)
  • Electric breast pump
  • Bottle warmer
  • Infant carrier
  • Car seats for a 9 mos old infant, a two year old, a four year old and a 7 year old
  • Diaper bags
  • Crib sheets
  • Playdough in assorted colors including brown and black
  • Portable changing¬†station
  • Changing pad
  • Infant to toddler rocker
  • Jumparoo for infant

All donations can be dropped off anytime during business hours at the Project Safe Thrift Store located at 995 Hawthorne Avenue (inside of the Bell’s Shopping Center) in Athens, GA. The store is open Monday through Saturday 10 am until 6 pm and on Sundays from 1 pm until 6 pm. Thank you for your support ūüíú

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Project Safe is hiring a Night and Weekend Advocate!

Posted on 5/14/19. The application process will remain open until a candidate is chosen and hired.

Project Safe is hiring for the part-time position of Night and Weekend Advocate.  Responsibilities include evening and weekend hotline and shelter coverage. Please see job description below. Send cover letter and resume to the Associate Director, Tangela Ferguson at tlbeard@project-safe.org. 

Position: Shelter Advocate‚ÄĒWeekends & Overnights

Hours: 9:00 pm to 8:00 am or daytime weekend hours as scheduled

Responsible to: Associate Director

Responsibilities:

  • Be on time for scheduled shift and complete entire shift without leaving premises
  • Greet residents individually and offer encouragement, ensure resident needs are being met and provide any emotional support
  • Respond to resident request(s) for assistance or supplies needed from the office/storage areas
  • Ensure cleanliness and order of the shelter by restocking interior storage as needed, doing laundry to maintain linen supply, sweep main stairwell and programming unit, maintain entryway free of any clutter, and any other task to maintain order
  • Complete a walk through of all units ensuring residents properly complete their assigned chores and signing off resident chore sheet
  • Maintain overnight shelter security by closing down kitchens, setting all alarms, and enforcing quiet hours
  • Answer business line and record messages, make referrals, and arrange weekday in-kind donation pick ups
  • Answer hotline and document all calls to provide individuals with support, referrals, relocation, transportation, and any other assistance needed to provide safety
  • Provides crisis intervention and peer support to all shelter residents when needed
  • Complete intake and orientate individuals and children into the shelter as needed
  • Consult on-call staff in case of emergencies
  • Inform staff about night shift activity during the monthly staff meeting
  • Assists with special projects and tasks as assigned by Associate Director or Executive Director

Necessary Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience working with victims of domestic violence or similar field
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to climb steps
  • Ability to lift occasional bulky items such as donations, large containers, household goods and laundry

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Stalking Training | 3/20/19

Stalking and Domestic Violence: Making the Connection  March 20th, 2019,  9:00a to 5:00p


Host:  Western District Domestic Violence Task ForcePlease join us for this multidisciplinary training on stalking. Attendees will gain increased knowledge on how to recognize and effectively respond to stalking. 
Geared towards, law enforcement, advocates, prosecutors, and other professionals

Presenters: Sgt Jessie Hambrick, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Expert on Stalking and Social Media and Niki Lemeshka, GA Commission of Family Violence, Fatality Review CoordinatorTraining Location: UGA Police Department and Office of
Preparedness Training Facility, 345 Will Hunter Rd. Athens, GA 30609

Register here

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Congratulations to the 2018 Stomp Winners!

Thank you to all participants, schools, parents, and community members who supported and attended Project Safe’s 8th Annual¬†Stomp Out Domestic Violence Step Show in memory of Jessica Nowell, an Athens native who died at the hands of her abuser in 2013. This year’s Judge’s Favorite team was Barnett Shoals Elementary School, and Audience Favorite went to¬†Clarke Middle SchoolūüĎ£¬†Congratulations¬†to¬†these¬†amazing¬†young¬†people.¬†Until¬†next¬†year!¬†

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Project Safe is hiring a Thrift Store Sales Associate

Posted on 01/03/19

Organization: Project Safe Inc.

Position: Thrift Store Associate

Project Safe, a progressive non-profit organization, is seeking a part time (up to 25 hrs/wk) Thrift Store Associate, at the Project Safe Thrift Store. Applicants should have reliable transportation, flexibility in scheduling, and some weekend availability. Previous retail experience is required. To apply send cover letter and resume to: Associate Director, Tangela Ferguson at tlbeard@project-safe.org No phone calls please. EOE