Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues and raise awareness.

Over the last three decades, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.

You can play an important role in honoring the accomplishments made and showing your support for victims and survivors in Franklin County, where Safe Space has spent the last 20 years serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Ways you can help:

– Attend the Candlelight Vigil on October 26th at Louisburg College at  6:00 p.m.
– Make a donation
– Give a planned gift (make a bequest, donate life insurance, transfer stock, name SafeSpace as your beneficiary, donate appreciated securities

-Participate in Purple Thursday, October 19th by wearing purple. Faith communities participate on Purple Sunday, October 8th, 2017 congregations wear purple and distribute information from Safe Space about domestic violence in the church bulletin.

– Join our email list, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter helps create social change and decreases the violence, poverty, and social adversities within our community.



How to Give

We accept all kinds of donations. In addition to monetary donations, we are delighted to receive goods and services such as clothing for our shelter and Variety Shop, food for our food pantry at the shelter, and services such as carpet cleaning at the shelter. If you would like to give your time, visit our volunteer page to learn more.

Please call our office at 919-497-5599 if you have questions about giving to Safe Space. Note that both monetary donations and items given to our shelter are tax deductible. 


Monetary Donations


We gratefully accept cash, check, or credit card donations. No gift is too small! Cash donations should be delivered in person to our office, located at 113 S. Main Street in the Judge Hobgood Annex Courthouse in Louisburg. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Checks should be made payable to “Safe Space” and hand-delivered to our office or mailed to P.O. Box 240 Louisburg, NC 27549. To make a credit card donation, please click on the “Donate” button below to make an online donation via PayPal. THANK YOU for your contribution!

How Are Donations Used?

Donations received by Safe Space are used to support a host of services provided by the agency, including:

  •  Assistance with hotel costs for victims seeking shelter during periods when the Safe Space shelter is full
  • Assistance with transportation costs for victims to get to and from appointments (e.g., medical, housing, and Department of Social Services); this assistance is particularly significant for victims who lack transportation in a county that does not offer public transportation service
  • Gas cards for victims traveling to and from court (if traveling out of county, especially if victims move in order to increase protection from abusers)
  • Shelter supplies, repairs and maintenance costs not covered by state/federal grant dollars
  • Costs for brochures, training, and curriculum purchases to increase public awareness, outreach, and prevention

Shelter Needs

In addition to the items outlined below, gift cards are also greatly appreciated at the shelter. If you would like to make a donation, please call the office at 919-497-5599 Tuesday through Thursday between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to arrange a drop-off time with our office manager, Brenda Thomas. Donations should be delivered to our main office, located at 113 S Main St #107 in Louisburg.

Items in bold indicate immediate needs. 


Cleaning & Storage

  • air fresheners
  • bleach
  • cleaning supplies
  • dishwasher detergent
  • gallon size zip lock bags
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • large plastic food containers
  • laundry baskets
  • laundry detergent
  • paper towels
  • plastic wrap/foil
  • mops
  • brooms

Clothing Items

  • bras, all sizes
  • pajamas, all sizes
  • socks, all sizes
  • underwear (new), all sizes

Health & Beauty 

  • African American hair care products
  • body wash
  • dental floss
  • disposable razors
  • hair brushes
  • hair spray
  • Kleenex tissue
  • lotion
  • Q-tips
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • shower totes
  • toilet paper
  • toothpaste
  • makeup
  • tweezers
  • nail clippers

Food Items

  • pantry staples (i.e. cereal, rice, sugar, condiments, etc.)
  • canned goods
  • coffee and filters
  • bottled water (individual size)

Household & Miscellaneous

  • batteries (AA, C, 9-volts)
  • bath towels
  • bedroom lamps with shades
  • decorative pictures/prints
  • dish towels
  • office supplies (pens, printer paper, Post-it Notes, folders)
  • light bulbs
  • umbrellas
  • washcloths

Variety Shop

Variety ShopThe variety shop is a resale thrift store that was created to raise funds to support the domestic violence services provided to citizens of Franklin County and adjacent communities. We sell a variety of items such as clothing, shoes, household appliances, furniture, toys and books. We are happy to accept donations!

Address: 304 Nash Street, Louisburg, NC

Phone Number: 919-496-7777

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday

Items Accepted for Donation:

Gently used household items such as:

  • Linens
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Furniture
  • Framed prints
  • Posters
  • Curtains
  • Fabric & craft items


Carefully worn, clean clothing, shoes, & accessories such as:

  • Baby clothes
  • Maternity clothes
  • Blouses
  • Pants
  • Jeans
  • Accessories in good condition
  • Shoes that are current or “retro” and are carefully used

**We cannot accept any items that are stained or otherwise damaged