Keeping Families Together

How to implement and fund pet-friendly domestic violence programs

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Convergent Nonprofit Solutions presents a FREE, 3-part webinar series

Sheltering Animals & Families Together

Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)TM: A Global Initiative Saving Lives

 
Date: August 29, 2018
Time: 3pm - 3:45pm EST

What you’ll learn:

  • The importance of community engagement for a successful (SAF-T)TM Program
  • Housing options for pets at domestic violence shelters
  • How to alleviate fears of allergies and pets while co-housing pets

How to secure the funding needed to launch your pet-friendly housing program

How to secure the funding needed to launch your pet-friendly housing program

Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 3pm - 3:45pm EST

What you’ll learn:

  • Eligibility for RedRover Safe Housing grants
  • Application requirements
  • How to apply and what to expect next

How to ensure the long-term viability of your pet sheltering services for domestic violence survivors

How to ensure the long-term viability of your pet sheltering services

Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 3pm - 3:45pm EST

What we learned:

  • Creating an ongoing operational fund plan
  • Continuity of care beyond the shelter
  • Engaging new donors & stewarding established funders

Meet the team of experts leading this webinar series

Allie Phillips

Allie Phillips

Founder and CEO
Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)TM

Katie Campbell

Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator
RedRover

Carol Wick

Principal
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Up to 50% of domestic violence survivors report that they delayed leaving their abuser out of concern for their pet(s). Is your community prepared to offer these survivors the safe shelter they and their families need? In this webinar series, we will walk you through the process of establishing a pet-friendly housing program from start to finish, including the options available, implementing the program that’s right for you, securing the start-up funding needed to launch your program, and even establishing the long-term funding needed to keep families together beyond the shelter.

Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)™: A Global Initiative Saving Lives

Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)™ is a life-saving global initiative working with domestic violence shelters to implement on-site pet housing. With over 125 (SAF-T)™ shelters in 40 states and 5 countries, (SAF-T)™ allows families to leave an abusive home sooner if allowed to bring their pet with them and prevents families from being lured back to the home to protect their pet. This webinar will discuss how to implement a (SAF-T)™ Program in your domestic violence shelter and discuss housing options, handling allergies and fear of animals, community engagement, important partnerships, and legal issues, as well as share (SAF-T)™ shelters success stories.


How to secure the funding needed to launch your pet-friendly housing program

This webinar will focus on how to secure the initial funding needed to create pet-friendly housing. We will review various opportunities available through RedRover's Safe Housing grants plus provide some additional resources for funding. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of working with the community when creating and sustaining a pet-friendly housing program.


How to ensure the long-term viability of your pet sheltering services

Creating a pet-friendly housing program for domestic violence survivors is not enough. You must have funding in place for ongoing operational expenses and continuity of care. In this session, we’ll discuss the various costs associated with maintaining pet-friendly housing programs, opportunities to attract new funders, and how to ensure your established donor base stays engaged throughout the entire implementation process.

A special thanks to our webinar partners