A Safe Place

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
MaLisa Umstead
Main Address

PO Box 1271
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
United States

A Safe Place
921 Princess St.
Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28401
United States

What We Do
We are an empowerment organization focusing on the prevention, advocacy and restoration for victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. We have a 24/7 hotline, Outreach Center, Emergency Shelter, Substance Abuse Counselor, Trauma Therapist, Life Skills Classes, Art Therapy, Equine Therapy and Jail Outreach Program.
Interesting Info
  • Since its inception in 2012, we have helped over 1000 victims. Our Emergency Shelter has provided safe housing for victims in crisis since January 2018.
  • Over 80% of our victims have a Substance Use Disorder and over 90% have prior sexual abuse
  • We are relational based and trauma-informed and work diligently to help our members feel safe both physically and emotionally.