Who We Are
Sylvia’s Place is Allegan County’s only domestic violence safe house. We offer secure shelter and supportive services free of charge to survivors of abuse and their dependent children. With the support of private community donors in addition to local, state and federal funding we have provided over 56,732 safe bednights to women and children fleeing domestic abuse. We are honored to serve those that make the life changing decision to flee an abusive relationship and are here to provide the resources to empower victims to achieve survivor status.
Sylvia's Place is a supporting agency that believes in the inherent value of every human being. We offer residential services to those seeking a safe place to stay and non-residential services to those that have obtained secure housing away from the abuser. How can we help you? If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence please don't wait...call today.
Our mission is to create and to sustain a safe environment that empowers women and children through preventative education and advocacy, which promotes stronger individuals, families, and communities.
Sylvia’s Place has assisted survivors of domestic abuse since 1996, following the violent death of Sylvia Allen. Sylvia lost her battle with domestic violence and fell victim to the hands of her perpetrator. Her death proposed the realization that an escape for those fleeing abuse was necessary. Our agency is dedicated to the memory of Sylvia Allen (Click here
to read her story) and exists to provide a safe environment for women and children fleeing similar circumstances.