‘Safe at Home’ Program Aimed at Protecting Abuse Survivors

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is spreading the word about a program aimed at protecting survivors of abuse.

The Safe at Home program is an address confidentiality program for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, trafficking and stalking. The program acts as a mailing center for the victims, alters drivers’ licenses to display generic home addresses, and allows the survivors to receive absentee voting ballots anonymously.

Pate  wants everyone to know about the program.

“You probably know friends, neighbors who are in bad situations or have been victims and want to move over to becoming survivors, and you should offer this resource to them and tell them, hey I heard about a program you might want to look into. It is one more step in trying to get them on the right track,” Pate said.

For more information or if you want to sign up, visit www.safeathome.iowa.gov.


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