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The SAFE Project

SAFE Project

One of Harbor House’s largest outreach programs is SAFE Project, which is a collaborative program funded through a grant from the Kansas Department for Children and Families. SAFE case managers working in Hutchinson, Newton, Pittsburg, Wichita and Winfield serve the entire 25-county area of south central and southeast Kansas.

The SAFE Project improves the safety and employability of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who meet certain financial criteria, so they may achieve safety, independence and economic self-sufficiency.

Harbor House Hotline Available 24/7

316-263-6000

SAFE Project

One of Harbor House’s largest outreach programs is SAFE Project, which is a collaborative program funded through a grant from the Kansas Department for Children and Families. SAFE case managers working in Hutchinson, Newton, Pittsburg, Wichita and Winfield serve the entire 25-county area of south central and southeast Kansas.

The SAFE Project improves the safety and employability of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who meet certain financial criteria, so they may achieve safety, independence and economic self-sufficiency.

Harbor House Hotline Available 24/7

316-263-6000

SAFE Project is here to help

The SAFE Project may be able to help you if past or current domestic violence is affecting your safety or ability to work for any of these reasons:

  • Living in fear because someone is hurting or threatening you.
  • Risk danger if the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) pursues child support.
  • You are overwhelmed by current or past sexual or domestic violence and cannot work.
  • Your intimate partner keeps you from work or training.

How SAFE Project helps

Guided by a dedicated case manager, the SAFE Project offers each participant:

Safety: Safety planning, conflict resolution and abuse education

Advocacy: Medical and psycho-social services, responsible parenting and healthy relationships education

Finances: Financial education, including budgeting

Employment: Career and employment services

How SAFE Project helps

Guided by a dedicated case manager, the SAFE Project offers each participant:

Safety: Safety planning, conflict resolution and abuse education

Advocacy: Medical and psycho-social services, responsible parenting and healthy relationships education

Finances: Financial education, including budgeting

Employment: Career and employment services

What participants can expect from their SAFE Project case manager:

  • Help with developing a SAFE plan based on your individual needs with the goals of safety and economic self-sufficiency. The plan will include information about warning signs, tips for creating safer environments and safe places to go in dangerous situations.
  • Referrals for medical and mental health care, and other community-based resources based on individual need. 
  • Assistance in creating a realistic household budget and plans to stay on track.
  • Materials that educate on managing and saving money.
  • An assessment of each adult’s income and employment status.
  • Referrals to local workforce centers for enrollment in the Kansas Works program. Also, referrals to specific job and career training programs available in certain communities.
  • Coordination with a participant’s DCF EES worker to avoid duplication.
  • Access to a wide variety of education tools on topics such as conflict resolution, responsible parenting and healthy relationships.
  • Help with developing a SAFE plan based on your individual needs with the goals of safety and economic self-sufficiency. The plan will include information about warning signs, tips for creating safer environments and safe places to go in dangerous situations.
  • Referrals for medical and mental health care, and other community-based resources based on individual need. 
  • Assistance in creating a realistic household budget and plans to stay on track.
  • Materials that educate on managing and saving money.
  • An assessment of each adult’s income and employment status.
  • Referrals to local workforce centers for enrollment in the Kansas Works program. Also, referrals to specific job and career training programs available in certain communities.
  • Coordination with a participant’s DCF EES worker to avoid duplication.
  • Access to a wide variety of education tools on topics such as conflict resolution, responsible parenting and healthy relationships.

Qualifications to participate in SAFE Project

  • Experience difficulty finding a safe environment and employment due to current or past domestic abuse or sexual assault.
  • Receive or be eligible to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits or other DCF benefits such as food stamps, childcare assistance, or participation in the GOALS program.
  • Meet income requirements as directed by federal poverty guidelines.

For more information or to register for SAFE Project, contact:

  • Call the Harbor House hotline at (316) 263-6000 or toll-free at 1-866-899-5522; hearing impaired call TTY/TDD 7-1-1.
  • Your local DCF Service Center
  • Your EES case worker

“If past or current domestic violence or sexual assault is affecting one’s ability to work, we encourage these survivors to call us. Our SAFE Project team helps with not only safety planning and financial education, but also with career and employment services. SAFE Project helps victims become survivors by finding a safe environment and employment that allows them freedom from their abuser.”

 

Kate Kinman, Coordinator
SAFE Project

The SAFE Project is voluntary and confidential. Participants need only share information necessary to develop a plan around safety and self-sufficiency. All information is confidential unless a participant decides to release it.

SAFE Project is a collaborative project between Kansas Department for Children and Families and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita.

The SAFE Project is voluntary and confidential. Participants need only share information necessary to develop a plan around safety and self-sufficiency. All information is confidential unless a participant decides to release it.

SAFE Project is a collaborative project between Kansas Department for Children and Families and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita.

Location and Hours of Operation

Address and Hours

PO Box 3759    |    Wichita, KS 67201
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Coordinator

Kate Kinman
(316) 263-6000
TF: 866-899-5522

Mailing Address

PO Box 3759
Wichita, KS 67201

Phone Numbers

Contact: Kate Kinman, Coordinator
316-263-6000
Toll-Free: 866-899-5522

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Daily Hours

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Contact Us

We would like to hear from you! Call 316-264-8344 or Email us:

St. Joseph Pastoral Center
437 North Topeka st.
Wichita. KS 67202-2431

(316) 264-8344

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita is a 501(c)(3). All gifts are tax-deductible.

Need donation support?
316-264-8344 ext. 1262
giving@CatholicCharitiesWichita.org

Wichita Diocese

The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.

Wichita Diocese

The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.