OUR Mission

The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center provides 24-hour compassionate, patient-centered healthcare, advocacy and counseling services to those who have experienced sexual assault so that each person is empowered to begin the healing journey. Through community outreach and education programs, the SAFE Center promotes social change in West Alabama to end sexual violence.

We are a community-based, collaborative agency, and our center is designed to meet the emotional, medical and forensic needs of sexual assault survivors by:

 

  • Providing compassionate care in a private environment – away from a hospital emergency room – to reduce further trauma to the patient;

  • Provide quality medical care including assessment, treatment, forensic examination and follow-up;

  • Ensuring quality collection of evidence, including documentation, preservation and chain of custody by utilizing trained and certified sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) to perform the exam;

  • Working with community resource advocates, law enforcement and other service providers to meet the needs of sexual assault survivors;

  • Providing expert testimony when needed if the patient chooses to seek justice.

 

There is no charge for services at the SAFE Center.

 

OUR Service Area

The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center serves the nine-county West Alabama region including Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens and Sumter Counties. Anyone 14-years-old or older, regardless of gender, who has subjected to sexual assault can be seen at the SAFE Center.

 

Board of Directors

Amanda Fowler, Chair

President

ASF, LLC

 

Tim Harrison, Vice Chair

President

Harrison Construction Co., Inc.

 

Claude Edwards, Secretary/Treasurer

President

Bryant Bank

 

William Ashley, PhD

President

Shelton State Community College

Phillip Bobo, MD

Physician/Owner

Emergicare Medical Clinic

Kathleen Cramer, PhD 

Community Volunteer

Dana Duckworth

Head Coach / Women's Gymnastics

The University of Alabama

Chris England

State Legislator / Attorney-at-Law

Alabama State

Lewis Fitts

Owner

Fitts Industries, Inc.

Mary Ann Hardin, MSN, RN

Assistant Administrator, Patient Care Services

Fayette Medical Center

C. Ray Hayes

Chancellor Emeritus

The University of Alabama

Carl Jamison, CPA

Shareholder

JamisonMoneyFarmer, PC

 

Bryan Kindred

CEO

DCH Health System

 

Elizabeth McGiffert

Community Volunteer

Bettye Mullen, PhD

Dean of Educational Support Services

Stillman College

Fran Reilly Powe

Community Volunteer

Dena Prince

Attorney-at-Law

Prince Glover Hayes

Cheri Harrison Sisson

Community Volunteer

Terri Snider, MSN, RN

Emergency Department Director

DCH Health

Ken Tucker, PhD

President

University of West Alabama

Hays Webb

Tuscaloosa County DA’s Office

District Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit

Jackie Wuska

President & CEO

United Way of West Alabama

sTAFF

 

SANE Program Director

205.539.3102 Direct Dial

334.618.4225 Cell

Brenda@tuscaloosasafecenter.com

Director of Support Services

 

Associate Dean

The University of Alabama

School of Social Work

205.860.7233

counseling@tuscaloosasafecenter.com

Javonda Williams,

PhD, LCSW

Brenda maddox,

msn/ed, sane-a

Nicole Hall

Outreach Coordinator

205.539.3103 Direct Dial

205.737.5449 Cell

nicole@tuscaloosasafecenter.com

Patient Care Coordinator

205.539.3100 Direct Dial

205.737.5039 Cell

melissa@tuscaloosasafecenter.com

Support Group Facilitator

 

Founder & CEO

Soaring Sisters, Inc.

205.860.7233

receptionist@tuscaloosasafecenter.com

Melissa hANKS,

rn, SANE

Washaundra a. mcneil,

licsw, pip

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)

TAYLOR ABLES, RN

SANE

KELLY BOND, RN

SANE

KRISTEN BOECHMANN, RN

SANE

ANNA CRAIN, RN

SANE

SHELBY ELMORE, RN

SANE

SABRINA KEMMERER, RN

SANE

LADAWN LAWRENCE, RN

SANE

ADELLA PATE, RN

SANE

AMANDA SOURVELIS, PhD, RN 

SANE

Whitney Swatloski, RN

SANE

Contact or visit the SAFE Center:

1601 University Boulevard East, Suite 150

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

205-860-SAFE (7233)

Administrative Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday

24-Hour Hotline: 205-860-SAFE (7233)