Safe Place

Battle Creek’s SAFE Place for 35 Years
Battle Creek's SAFE Place has been a lifeline for victims of domestic violence for 35 years.  Sadly, the problem hasn't gone away, and probably hasn't diminished.  But Battle Creek and Calhoun County are fortunate to have a strong organization to help...
SAFE Place Business Model To Be Examined
The new director of Calhoun County's domestic abuse shelter tells WBCK her arrival is an opportunity to examine the operation top-to-bottom.
Jessica Edel Harrelson said such a review is likely in order to determine if the organization is being as responsive as possible for those locally who are …
SAFE Place: Demand Up, Funding Down
SAFE Place Executive Director Jennifer Fopma tells WBCK individual donors at the grassroots level have sprung into action, attempting to stem a financial crisis at the Calhoun County shelter that helps victims of domestic abuse change their lives...
Battle Creek Area Domestic Violence Cases Jump 40 percent
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jennifer Fopma, executive director at the Battle Creek-based Safe Place shelter tells The Richard Piet Show they're dealing with 40 percent more domestic violence cases over last year.
As well, Fopma says, that's after a similar increase the yea…