Tracing roots back to 1977, SafeNest was incorporated as “Temporary Assistance for Women (TAW) when the agency opened the first shelter house for abused women and children in Southern Nevada and launched the 24-hour crisis hotline.
Over the next 20 years, with the help of individual donations, legislation and, state-wide partnerships., TAW was able to add more shelters, open donation and counseling centers, provide critical legal assistance and expand programming.
In 1996 TAW adopted the name “Safe Nest” and opened additional offices in Laughlin, Mesquite and Boulder City.
Today SafeNest is continuing to innovate and grow under the leadership of Liz Ortenburger, Chief Executive Officer. SafeNest has a staff of 91full and part-time staff dedicated to creating social change and preventing domestic violence in Clark County.
A complete history of SafeNest is documented HERE.