To increase the safety of domestic and sexual violence victims in Polk County through crisis intervention and community education services.
Our Core Values
Safety - Promote safety in our work everyday to ensure clients, staff and community feel safe when working with us.
Compassion - Treat all those who come into contact with the organization with loving kindness.
Respect - Honor each other by respecting individual choices and beliefs.
Good Intent - Keep close the mission of the organization by remembering why we are here and act everyday from that understanding.
Advocacy - Be advocates by listening, supporting and empowering.
SABLE (Safe from Abuse and Battered Living Environment) House was started in 1993 by the grassroots efforts of a small group of women in Polk County.
Sable House is founded!
A weekly meeting provides information and support to victims fleeing from abuse.
Education and Support Groups: Support sessions were set up to help abused women and children heal from emotional trauma and build skills to become safe, sufficient and independent.
Sable House services include: Emegency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, support and educational groups for women and children, sexual assault response, advocacy within the legal and social service system, information and referral and community education and outreach.
Crisis Hotline: Sable House added a dedicated, 24-hour crisis hotline.
Emergency Shelter: Sable House opened a shelter for women and children fleeing from abuse.
Sexual Assault Response: Sable House began providing emergency, in person, sexual assault response services.
Sexual Assault Coordinator
Support Group Facilitator
Chair - Rachel Greco
Vice-Chair - Susan Morrill
Treasurer - Linda Jennings