Welcome To Safe Place
of The Permian Basin

A place for Hope. A place for Healing. A place for Change.

Since 1978 families in the Permian Basin
have found help, hope and healing at Safe Place.


The mission of Safe Place is to break the cycle of family violence by empowering individuals to make safe and healthy choices through awareness, counseling, advocacy and shelter, while promoting hope, healing and dignity.


Safe Place of the Permian Basin provides:

  • 24-hour emergency shelter to families affected by domestic violence

  • a 24-hour crisis hotline that can answer your questions about family and intimate partner violence and how to get help (1-800-967-8928)

  • personal and legal advocacy

  • individual counseling

  • support groups

  • an intervention program for abusers

Emergency transportation to the shelter is available from anywhere in the service area. Clients do not need to live at the shelter to receive any of the advocacy, counseling, or support group services. Click on the Services & Programs tab for more information.


Safe Place of the Permian Basin began in 1978 when a group of concerned citizens came together to provide help and shelter to victims of domestic violence living in and around Midland, Texas. In 1980 the agency received its designation as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and raised the funds to purchase an old two-story house that served as a shelter and administrative offices. After a successful capital campaign, a state-of-the-art shelter facility was built in 1987. The Safe Place shelter was expanded in 1996, enlarging the children’s area, adding a second dining room, a library, and a handicap accessible bedroom, as well as additional advocates’ offices and administrative offices.

Today Safe Place operates the residential shelter and full-time advocacy and counseling services in Midland, Texas, and a full-time advocacy and counseling office in Odessa, Texas. The Safe Place service area covers 15 counties and 16,000 square miles.

The vision for the expansion of programming and facilities has been in the works at Safe Place for several years. In 2012, the Board adopted a strategic plan that embodied the goal of enhancing and expanding the current facilities. After a comprehensive feasibility study contucted in 2013, the Board set out to locate a future building site and purchased 9.8 acres on Andrews Highway in 2015. The capital campaign for $22,500,000 was officially launched in the fall of 2018 under the leadership of Cliffy Beal and Chad Cooksey. The Safe Place Board designated $4,850,000 in reserves towards this capital project. Safe Place reached 100% of this goal in August of 2021, Safe Place realized that our original campaign goal was approximately $1,500,000 short. The total funding designated to fund this project to date is $22,842,712 representing 93.73% of our revised total project budget of $24,369,647. To secure the remaining balance of funds, the Safe Place capital fundraising committee and the Board are actively pursuing prospects from foundations, corporations and individuals to successfully raise the remaining funds of $1,526,935.