Family Life Center of Butler County-Safehouse

Family Life Center-Safehouse is a shelter for battered women and their children whom are fleeing a domestic or sexual violence situation.

Operating as usual

04/08/2021 02/17/2021

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Thank you to Rommey Farms for all of the wonderful vegetable donations they have given us this past year!


Family Life Center of Butler County-Safehouse

Family Life Center-Safehouse is a shelter for battered women and their children whom are fleeing a domestic or sexual violence situation.


A Big Thank you to the El Dorado Elks Lodge for the generous donation to the Family Life Center- Safehouse. This donation will be used to purchase households supplies for clients leaving shelter to start a abuse free future.


The Coutts Museum gave a very generous donation from their artist's exhibit to the Safehouse. Thank you Coutts Museum and to those that donated.


Our Services are Free and Confidential. Call our 24 hour hotline at 316-321-7104 if you in need or interested in knowing more about our shelter or outreach services.


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Family Life Center of Butler County-Safehouse

[07/16/20]   Items needed for Safehouse

Paper products – paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, Kleenex

Ziploc baggies – gallon and quart size (freezer)

Laundry soap, dyer sheets

Laundry Baskets – for clients in shelter

Boxed food – ( banquet meals, etc)

Coffee – No decaffeinated coffee / Coffee filters

Coffee Creamer (Powered)

Copy paper

Cleaning supplies/trash bags (13 gallon and black 30 gallon)

Light bulbs – 60 watts

Shampoo, Conditioner and Body wash (do not need bar soap, we have an abundance)

Women’s Deodorant and Body Lotion

Kitchen wash rags, kitchen towels

Bath towels, hand towels

Women’s underwear sizes 6 thru 8, children’s underwear and pajamas all sizes (boys and girls)

Wal-mart gift cards are good – we use them for groceries and for Christmas, so that we can buy clients gifts for our Christmas party.

**Our clothes closet is full, and we have limited storage for a lot of items.

Thank you so much for thinking of us. We are very appreciative of all you do for the Safehouse.

Darla Carter
Executive Director


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[05/14/20]   The Family Life Center - Safehouse would like to send out a Great Big Thank You to El Dorado True Pharmacy for their generous donation of Hand Sanitizer! We really appreciate you coming through for us at our time of need!


Mary Kay Foundation has been very generous during this pandemic in sending the Family Life Center - Safehouse 36 bottles of hand sanitizer! This sanitizer will be used to protect our staff, volunteers and the survivors and the children we serve. Thank you Mary Kay Foundation!!


The Family Life Center - Safehouse received an emergency grant to help us continue serving survivors of domestic violence during the current pandemic. These funds have allowed us to assist clients with essential needs to encourage self-suffiency and enable them to move forward with their lives in a safe and abuse free environment.
Thank you to @AllstateFDN for providing these emergency funds to small domesitc violence nonprofits like us!!!

04/20/2020 04/01/2020

Coronavirus isolation raises concerns for domestic violence survivors

Call The Family Life Center at 316-321-7104. We are open and here to help! It can be “devastating” for people who have to shelter somewhere unsafe. 03/12/2020

El Dorado program receives batterer intervention certification Kansas Attorney General's Website

[01/24/20]   The Safehouse is in need of Volunteers to answer the crisis hotline and to be here for the residents and keep the Safehouse open 24/7. The shifts needed are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to noon. 1 shift a month would be a huge help! You can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows. Training is given to help you feel comfortable answering the hotline and shadowing another volunteer is also given until you are comfortable to be on your own. Please call 316-321-7104 if you are interesting in becoming a volunteer. Thank you. 12/10/2019

Yes, This Room | Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Yes, This Room is a public awareness campaign that calls attention to sexual assault with immediacy. It issues a direct call to action for us all to educate ourselves, challenge our thoughts and beliefs, dispel myths and biases, and change the cultural narrative surrounding sexual assault.

[11/20/19]   The Family Life Center - Safehouse is pleased to announce that it has recieved a $650.00 grant from the George Trimble Special Needs Charitable Fund, funded through the El Dorado Communty Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation. The Family Life Center - Safehouse will use the funds to assist the victims and their children in shelter.
Thank you.


Awesome pictures of the students at West Elk High School participating in our Teen Dating Violence Program. Thank you West Elk for sharing them.

Teen Dating Violence Program

West Elk High School students and faculty participated in an interactive role playing activity on Thursday, November 7. The activity opened conversations and created awareness about dating violence along with red flags of unhealthy relationships. Brenda Butcher from the Family Life Center in El Dorado was the presenter.

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence is a scenario-based training designed to help participants learn what dating is like for today’s teens- from their perspective. Participants become teen characters, make choices about their relationships, and see what happens. In Their Shoes provides a snapshot of unhealthy teen relationships and generates a thoughtful discussion about how adults may better understand and more effectively engage with teens. It does not include the full range of teens’ experiences and does not propose a specific solution to ending dating violence.

The goals of In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence are to increase awareness of teen dating violence. Help adults who work with teens recognize unhealthy patterns in teen relationships and learn to talk to teens about the problem in a useful way. Shed light on the differences between teen dating violence and adult domestic violence.

Promote conversations about teen dating violence. Encourage people to think creatively and act intentionally to assist teens struggling with unhealthy and abusive relationships. Show that everyone has a role to play in teaching teens about healthy relationships.

[10/30/19]   Due to an influx of donations at the Safehouse we have an abundance of coffee cups and saucers. We appreciate all donations and want to give back to the community if anyone has a need for these items. Good for the use for arts and crafts purposes! Examples: Mosaic art, bird feeders, plates are good candle holders. Contact us at 316-321-7104 if you are interested in any of these items! 10/07/2019

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Reminds Us That Domestic Violence is a Public Health Problem Year-Round The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) recognizes the 32nd annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October. The month is dedicated to increasing awareness about domestic violence and how widespread domestic violence is. In 2018, in just one day, Kansas domestic viole...


Thank you to Holly Frontier and the Underwood Family for the very generous gift to the Family Life Center-Safehouse! Your sprecial donation will be put to very good use.


Oz Events

Join the community in taking part in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - El Dorado on October 5. Sign up to be part of the event:


The Family Life Center received $1,600 from the KS Kids Fund through the Central Kansas Community Foundation. These funds will assist with the Teen Dating Violence Program.


We would like to thank all of the people who volunteered to help make our 4th annual Safehouse Triathlon Fundraiser a huge success!!!


All had fun at the 2019 4th Annual Safehouse Triathlon Fundraiser


The Family Life Center - Safehouse would like to thank the Platinum Sponsors for their generous Sponsorships to the 2019 4th Annual Safehouse Triathlon Fundraiser.



Sexual Assault Support Group is starting soon ! Join our advocate on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 PM
First meeting is 6/11/19 at
Episcopal Church
400 W Ash
El Dorado KS

Call 316.321.7104 with questions.


Avila University

Today as part of the international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence, the men of Avila donned red pumps to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. It wasn't easy. It wasn't always pretty. But it was an important opportunity to raise awareness in the community. 04/22/2019

New Kansas law helps domestic violence victims out of leases without crazy costs Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a bill into law that will protect domestic violence victims who must unexpectedly break a lease.


~Native Americans Are at the Greatest Risk of Sexual Violence~

~On average, American Indians ages 12 and older experience 5,900 sexual assaults per year.14

~American Indians are twice as likely to experience a rape/sexual assault compared to all races.

~41% of sexual assaults against American Indians are committed by a stranger; 34% by an acquaintance; and

~25% by an intimate or family member.


~College-Age Victims of Sexual Violence Often Do Not Report to Law Enforcement~

~Only 20% of female student victims, age 18-24, report to law enforcement.1
~Only 32% of nonstudent females the same age do make a report




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