A Safe Place is a small organization that relies on the financial support of the Nantucket community, including summer residents and visitors, to provide our critically needed programs, outreach and education. Because less than half of our funding comes from public sources such as contracts with the MA Department of Public Health and the Town of Nantucket, we are tremendously grateful for the generosity of our donors, Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance, Community Foundation of Nantucket and Nantucket Golf Club, fundraising event hosts, directors and volunteers with whose help A Safe Place strives to “make every place a safe place.”

Funding Sources

State and Municipal Funding (50%)

Funding for A Safe Place’s services come from a variety of sources. The agency receives contract funding from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families for Domestic Violence Community Based Services and Supervised Visitation. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides funding for Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services. Neither contract provides the total funding necessary for the programs.

A Safe Place also has a contract with the Town of Nantucket through its Human Services Department. The contact helps fund a portion of the agencies costs associated with our 24 hour hotline, supportive counseling, child witness to violence programming and outreach and education.

Foundation Support (20%)

A Safe Place is fortunate to receive a number of generous grants for operations and programs from Community, Corporate and Family Foundations.

Individuals (30%)

Donations from individuals are an important and necessary part of our annual budget. Please consider making a donation now.

This project was (partially) supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance through American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Coronavirus State Recovery Funds.

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