A Safe Space
The organization’s main objective is to equip and empower the survivor with the necessary tools so that the individual can be able to make informed healthy life choices. By doing so, the organization believes the survivor can become self-sufficient and live a life that is free from violence.
“Use the darkness of your past to propel you to a brighter future.”
To provide a network of services for victims of domestic/ intimate partner violence to live free from violence.
To provide assistance to empower the community of St. Charles Parish and surrounding parishes to break the cycle of domestic /intimate partner violence.
For the parish of St. Charles and surrounding parishes’ residents to be free of domestic /intimate partner violence.
To live in a society where there is zero tolerance for domestic /intimate partner violence.
How We Got Started
In 2009, founder, Shirley Parram-Sims, recruited the help of community members to offer resources for women trying to escape domestic violence. After suffering years of emotional abuse from her mother and her mother’s partners, Parram-Sims was aware of the significant damage that domestic violence could cause children and communities. Originally, the organization was called Alpha Daughters of Zion and initially supported by local churches, civic groups, and residents.
Where We Are Now
We are now A Safe Space of St. Charles. We are still committed to serving survivors of domestic abuse. We are a proud partner of United Way of St. Charles. We also have the support of various industry leaders in the area.
DV Cases 2018
Women & Children Housed This Year
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Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Support from the community is essential in order to ensure that our services remain available and free. Contact us to find out about how you can get involved.