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St. Johns

Safety Shelter of Saint Johns County
Also Known As: Betty Griffin House

Hotline: (904) 824-1555
TDD: (904) 824-1555

To offer protection and quality services for victims of Domestic Violence
and their minor children and/or victims of Sexual Assault and their families
of Saint Johns County, FL, through operation of a shelter offering assistance, counseling, and transitional support. To educate the community about services provided and raise awareness of the problems of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in order to break cycles of abuse.


Safety Shelter of St Johns County (Betty Griffin House)
Phone: (904) 808-8544
Fax: (904) 808-8338

Mailing Address:
1375 Arapaho Avenue
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Contact: Joyce Mahr
Title: Executive Director


Confidential Location
Accessible by Public Transportation: No
Number of Beds: 40
Transitional Housing: 6 Units / 15 Beds


Hours: Call the Hotline for Hours and Location

Thrift Store(s):

Second Act Thrift Store
1962 A1A South
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 471-4716
Donations: Call for Large Donations.
Accessible by Public Transportation: No
Hours: 9:00 am-6:00 pm Mon.-Sat.

445 State Road 13
Saint Augustine, FL 32095
Accessible by Public Transportation: No
Phone: (904) 230-5435
Hours: 9:00 am-6:00 pm Mon.-Sat.
12:00 pm-5:00 pm Sun.

Additional Services:
  • Certified Rape Crisis Center
  • Food and Clothing Assistance
  • Health and Wellness Services
  • Pet Fostering Off-site
  • Transitional Housing
  • Transportation Assistance

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