The SAFE Place

The SAFE Place is a survivor-focused, trauma-informed program that provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support services to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment (sexual violence) while working with campus partners to end sexual violence. We serve all members of the SFSU community including students, staff, and faculty. The SAFE Place recognizes that sexual violence impacts all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation and strives to foster a safe and welcoming environment. We are committed to addressing sexual violence within the social justice, anti-oppression framework. The SAFE Place helps survivors determine their own healing path by reviewing options for reporting, medical care, mental health care, alternative healing interventions, and empowering survivors to choose the path that feels right for them.

Mission Statement:

Empowering and supporting survivors through advocacy to end sexual violence

How to make An Appointment:

The SAFE Place remains open for tele-advocacy while the campus remains closed due to COVID-19. We are currently seeing clients Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. For after hours, support reach out to our community partner SFWAR.

  1. Call (415) 338-2208 (which we share with CAPS)
  2. Ask to schedule an appointment with the SAFE Place (if you do not specifically ask for the SAFE Place there is a chance you would be scheduled with a CAPS counselor for an intake which could take longer).
  3. Let them know if you are a new client who has never been seen by the SAFE Place, or if you have already been seen by the SAFE Place (either this year or in the past).
  4. After you schedule an appointment you will receive an e-mail confirming the appointment.
  5. Login to your appointment via the myHealth a few minutes before your first appointment time as you will have some paperwork that needs to be completed.