Safe Passage raising money to renovate Northampton facility

Hampshire County

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A domestic violence organization is raising money to help renovate its facility.

Safe Passage in Northampton is looking to raise $1 million by the end of the summer, it’s part of their Capital Campaign. Safe Passage provides emergency shelter in a confidential location.

They moved to a new facility on Carlon Drive last summer, after spending 17 years in the Elks building on 43 Center Street.

The new facility houses all of Safe Passage’s programs which features counseling and advocacy services, as well as community education and prevention initiatives.

The money will help provide more resources for its clients. 22News spoke to Safe Passage’s Executive Director, Marianne Winters on the importance of the Capital Campaign’s goal. 

“For the organization it’s essential. We exist to support our community to support survivors. So the more of our resources that we can put in our areas, the better everyone is,” said Winters. 

Smith College is one of the largest donors to the campaign. The school has pledged $100,000 over the last three years. Safe Passage is hoping to raise the $1 million by the end of September.

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