IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
Tyson Library and the Tyson Library Teen Council is hosting our annual Fine Forgiveness program! During the month of November, we will waive HALF of your fines if you donate the other half towards our Teen Council library service project!** This year’s service project benefits Safe Passage INC.
**Fines must be Tyson Library fines only, We WILL NOT forgive any fines from other libraries or any fines from lost or damaged items.**
ABOUT SAFE PASSAGE INC:
Safe Passage, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide help, healing and hope to build a community free of domestic and sexual violence. Through extensive services and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and innovative community-based prevention programming, we strive to build safe, stable nurturing relationships and communities.
The non-profit organization began in 1997 when three women recognized a need in our area. Searching desperately for a source of help for a friend living under the threat of domestic violence, they realized that Southeast Indiana was the most under-served region in the state in terms of domestic abuse resources. The closest source of support was more than an hour away. The need for help was obvious, and these three women knew they should be the ones to address that need.
In 2004, Safe Passage, Inc. completed construction of a highly-secured, state-of-the-art shelter in Ripley County, where victims could come for safety, healing, and extensive support services. They immediately began housing individuals and families. Outreach services continued to be expanded, and by 2015, Jefferson County was added to the Safe Passage service region and four satellite offices were serving those in need throughout the large six-county area.
Since it’s inception, more than 14,000 victims of abuse have been helped by Safe Passage.