Hanover Safe Place
629-A N. Washington Highway
Ashland VA 23005
Mission Statement
To prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, provide services for victims, and create community awareness around these issues.
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CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Sheree A. Hedrick
Board Chair Mrs. Kristy Porterfield
Board Chair Company Affiliation Enviroscape, Inc
Contact Information
Address 629-A N. Washington Highway
Ashland, VA 23005
Telephone 804 752-2728
Fax 804 752-2738
E-mail hsp@hanoversafeplace.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1995
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $1,208,449.00
Projected Expenses $1,193,041.00
Additional Documents
Agency Brochure2011View
To prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, provide services for victims, and create community awareness around these issues.
We are passionate about taking proactive steps to address the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault and to advocate for services. We believe in the power of education to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.
We receive each client's situation with understanding, respect and empathy. We value accessibility to services for every person who needs them.
We utilize all available resources, both within our agency and in the community. We value our relationships with all community members, understanding that a county-wide effort is essential to ending violence.
We are committed to providing confidential and non-judgemental services and to working with the client to promote freedom from domestic and sexual violence. All of our services are free of charge.
In the fall of 2011, RHART (Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team), a collaborative between HSP, Safe Harbor and The YWCA of Richmond) was awarded the Richmond History Makers Award. Since it's inception in 2009, RHART has served over 600 survivors.
At the moment, our primary needs are:
1: Volunteers for RHART (Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team).
2: Funding to continue providing comprehensive services to our community.
3: Non-perishable food items to stock our food pantry. 
Background The Hanover Domestic Violence Task Force began meeting in the early 1990s. A group of service providers came together to discuss the increasing number of calls from citizens involved in violence domestic situations and they formed the Task Force. The Task Force was comprised of government agencies, community service organizations, and concerned citizens who shared an interest in eliminating domestic violence. Professionals and community members incorporated efforts into a non-profit organization in 1994.


 Members continued to meet and administer a non-profit response of coordination, a support group for victims and limited crisis financial grants to victims of domestic violence. In 1997, with STOP funding, the first full time Coordinator was hired and that same year, the Task Force rented an office to open the Resource Center. STOP funding also made it possible to hire a domestic violence investigator at the Hanover Sheriff’s Department. This collaboration strengthened the work on behalf of victims at the community level formalizing procedures across agencies especially within the criminal and civil justice setting. With new funding, between 1997 and 1999 two additional employees were hired to provide direct services in the form of case management, court advocacy, a 24 hour hotline response, hotel shelter and grant and loan financial assistance. In 2001 and 2002, through government and foundation funding, the staff doubled to six full time employees and the following services were added: a sexual assault program, a child and youth program, residential shelter, a volunteer program and clinical counseling. The Resource Center doubled its office space to accommodate new employees and to improve the ability to provide services. A new collaborative partnership was formed with the Hanover Department of Social Services to better serve victims in poverty. Also, sexual assault prevention programs with Randolph Macon College and middle school prevention programs were strengthened. In 2002, the organization adopted a new name: Hanover Safe Place, Promoting Freedom from Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Hanover County
Metro Richmond
Henrico County
Richmond, City
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Kristy Porterfield
Company Affiliation Enviroscape, Inc
Term July 2014 to June 2018
Email enviroscapekap@aol.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Andrea Brown Edward Jones Investments
Trip Chalkley Hanover County Commonwealths Attorney
Kerry Clarke BrownGreer PLC
Patricia Duvall State Corporation Commission
Captain Kenny Epling Hanover Sheriff's Office
Chief Doug Goodman Ashland Police Department
Julia Gunderson Virginia State Police
Karen Hanley Community Volunteer
Sarah Huggins Owens & Minor
Anne McDougall Attorney at Law
Joe Mondejar Community Volunteer
Emma Ndegwa Hanover County Social Services
Rebekah Nyalko Community Volunteer
Kristy Porterfield President, Enviroscape, Inc.
Elsie Rose Yount, Hyde and Barbour, PC
Randi Rue Power Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 10
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 68
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
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Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Sheree A. Hedrick
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 57
Retention Rate 80
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted 2007
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance1996

This program provides court accompaniment for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in obtaining protective orders and in criminal and civil matters. Often times the court process can be confusing and scary, especially when dealing with former spouses. The court advocate can assist with filing paper work, explaining the court process or just being there for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Population Served Victims
Short Term Success It is Hanover Safe Place's short term goal to evaluate the amount of people served on a month to month basis as well as from year to year. Last fiscal year the court advocate provided 152 court accompaniments, averaging out to about 12 per month. Since July 1, 2010 the court advocate has surpassed the monthly average by 40%.
Long Term Success
Hanover Safe Place's long term mission is to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, provide services for victims including court advocacy, and create community awareness around domestic and sexual violence issues.
Description  Hanover Safe Place offers a vast array of services for both adult and child victims of domestic violence. Some of these services include a 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, case management, financial assistance, and a food pantry. In addition, Hanover Safe Place also offers a women and children’s support group that meets weekly, where victims of domestic violence are able to come together in support of each other, and process the effects of domestic violence in their lives.
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success A short term success is that recently Hanover Safe Place has been able to donate both a car, and a computer to a family who participated in our shelter program, thus allowing her to drive to and from work. The computer served as a great resource for her children to utilize for school work and other activities.
Long Term Success Some of the long term successes that Hanover Safe Place has experienced over the past year include the following: Hanover Safe Place sheltered 71 people for a total of 2,139 nights of safe shelter. We were able to provide 215 individual counseling sessions with 66 people, and responded to 764 hotline calls     .             

Hanover Safe Place’s children’s program serves children of all ages. The program allows children who have experienced, witnessed or lived in an environment effected by domestic and sexual violence a safe place to express their feelings and seek the help they need, to live a normal life.   A support group is also offered to children of all ages, in hopes that children can come together and learn about healthy relationships.


Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Short Term Success When a child says they trust an adult, we consider that a short-term success. It is often hard for children to trust in an adult after seeing adults fighting constantly. Working with children so they know who they can trust and confide their feelings in, is always a goal for Hanover Safe Place.
Long Term Success Hanover Safe Place’s mission is to promote freedom from domestic and sexual violence for ALL residents of Hanover County, including children.
Description Hanover Safe Place provides services to victims/survivors of sexual violence who are over the age of 13 at any point in their lives. This includes victims and family members of family sexual violence, dating violence, assault by a stranger, long time survivors, and adult survivors of child sexual assault. One service provided is hospital accompaniment where an advocate will respond to the hospital and provide crisis intervention, support, counseling and information to assist the patient in making informed decisions. Other services include hotline services, individual counseling, court accompaniment, and group support when available. Prevention programs and educational outreach are regularly offered.
Population Served Victims
Short Term Success The number of sexual violence survivors who receive services continues to grow. Hanover Safe Place provided services to 143 people in fiscal year 2009. The number increased to 195 for 2010.
Long Term Success
Hanover Safe Place has spent the last five years working with the school system to increase awareness and education for sexual violence. The agency now goes to all four of the high schools in April during Sexual Violence Awareness Month, to set up a display, provide educational materials and administer a myth-fact quiz on sexual violence. The family life program utilizes the results of the quiz to measure the knowledge learned and retained from family life classes.
Hanover Safe Place has also collaborated with the YWCA of Richmond, Safe Harbor, Bon Secours hospitals, and VCU/MCV Hospital to provide timely hospital accompaniment for sexual violence victims in the Richmond area. Before this program started in November, 2009 the responding agencies received less than 100 calls per year. The number surpassed 200 71/2 months. The majority of these also receive follow up services.
Description This program was started in 2009, and is a collaborative between HSP, Safe Harbor and the YWCA of Richmond.  RHART provides hospital accompaniment for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Advocates are dispatched to six hospitals in the metro-Richmond area, and provide emotional support to victims throughout their emergency room stay.  Advocates are trained to educate victims on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault, refer victims to local services, and provide emotional support during medical exams.
CEO/ED/Board Comments The above list represents a few of the services offered by Hanover Safe Place.  We offer many other services all with the goal of eliminating sexual and domestic violence in our community.  For more information visit our website at hanoverafeplace.com.  All of our services are free and confidential.   
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,208,449.00
Projected Expenses $1,193,041.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$409,034$402,338$297,886
Individual Contributions$73,009$16,011$19,625
Investment Income, Net of Losses$125$82$33
Membership Dues------
Special Events$54,525$47,008$58,625
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$521,646$407,780$318,088
Administration Expense$60,774$59,660$68,784
Fundraising Expense$39,664$31,972$29,006
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.181.131.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%82%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%6%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$420,517$306,090$236,672
Current Assets$416,191$292,634$222,044
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$22,602$18,784$13,083
Total Net Assets$397,915$287,306$223,589
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities18.4115.5816.97
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2015View
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.