Safelight is a comprehensive nonprofit agency serving survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse (i. e. domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder abuse, and child abuse) in Henderson County, North Carolina. They offer a continuum of services that help survivors move from crisis to sustainability. These include the largest 24/7 emergency shelter and hotline for survivors in western NC, a counseling center with individual and support group services, an accredited child advocacy center with child medical exams and forensic interviews, a family advocacy center with legal, law enforcement and medical advocacy, a job training program and an outreach program for prevention and education in the community. All services are offered free of charge in a safe, secure, and nonjudgmental environment.

Since 1984 Safelight has served over 42,000 survivors, while continually looking for ways to expand services to better meet the needs of their community. Because of funding provided by the James H. Cumming Foundation, Safelight now has the capacity to provide medical support for adult survivors through a medical exam room within the family advocacy center. For more information. visit