About Us

Who We Are

While employed by a fellow national non-profit organization, co-founder Lillian Gonzalez often attended meetings addressing social issues in the local community. An incredible need became clearly evident. Domestic Violence victims had no place to go once their limited stay at an emergency shelter was exhausted. She and her husband, Daniel Velez immediately began putting a plan into action.


A Safe Harbor Home, Inc. was founded in 2008 as a 501(c) 3 organization. Based out of Greeneville, Tennessee, we serve victims in Greene, Carter, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington, Johnson and Unicoi counties. It is our mission to equip the victims of domestic violence, their children, and the homeless with a disability, with the necessary tools to empower their lives.







Families Served

2013 Women of Courage Award

Volunteer Hours

We Help Many People

Want to Become a Volunteer

Are you a social media guru? We need your talent! We are looking for individuals with social media and marketing skills as well as public relations skills. Any experience with nonprofits would be awesome!



Why Choose Us

Join your hand with us for a better and beautiful future for victims of domestic violence. We equip victims with the necessary tools and resources to empower their lives.

  •    Raise Awareness

    Domestic Violence is not isolated to households and families. It affects us all. Help us stand up and speak out for victims and demand zero tolerance for those that abuse by spreading the word about domestic violence.

  •   Volunteerism

    Humanitarian work is incredibly rewarding. Your efforts directly benefit the lives of those we serve. Want to do something that is satisfying and will make an impact? Start changing the world with us today!

  •   Take a Stand

    We, all of us, should not stop until society has zero tolerance for domestic violence. Together, let our voices be heard.

  •   Legislation

  •    Partner

Our Volunteers

Meet some of the amazing people changing our world!

Engaging younger audiences is essential in creating dating violence awareness through our Katie Key Project. Stephanie and Paul developed an amusing game to connect with teen students.

Stephanie Turner & Paul Johnston

Communications Volunteer

Event coordination, fundraising management and graphic design are just a few of the many tasks Denise has eagerly tackled with us.

Denise Coffey

Internship Volunteer

Filing, scanning of documents, accounts payable and report creation have been efficiently handled by Sue during her time with us. She has been a great addition to our volunteer team.

Sue Engold

Administrative Assistant Volunteer

Marketing our many programs to churches in the region requires dedication. Don has been a successful ambassador of A Safe Harbor Home.

Donald Engold

Church Relations Volunteer

Our Partners

We are grateful for the continued support of these excellent partners

Serving Greene County, Hawkins County, Hancock County, Johnson County, Washington County, Sullivan County, Carter County and Unicoi County


A Safe Harbor Home, Inc. is committed to equip the victims of domestic violence with the necessary tools to empower their lives. We believe that no one should have to live in fear or in a violent environment with their loved ones...

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319 E. Sullivan Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 218-0774


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