The Association for Nonviolent Communication opened its first Safe House for Women and Children, Victims of Violence, in December 2004 and the second one in September 2008. Both safe houses are located in an undisclosed area in Ljubljana, which is of utmost importance for the safety of their residents.
Safe houses provides housing for eight adult women with or without children. Boys are accepted until they are 15 years old. The housing is limited to one year period. During their stay women are offered all the support they need to recover from their experience of violence. Women who decide to leave a violent partner are often confronted with different problems concerning divorce and child custody procedures, penal proceedings, job and apartment searching, etc. Moreover, they are confronted with threats to experience violence again. To overcome all these, professional workers of a safe house provide women with psychosocial help and support by.