Pathway Pays it Forward: Safe Harbor

Paying it forward recognizes the gratitude we feel for what has come our way, and the compassion we have for those in need. We’re all in this together, and we are energized by innovative ideas and passion that continue to inspire us all. Two of Pathway’s core values are care and community, and it is our pleasure to lift up nonprofits throughout the region who demonstrate these values in fulfilling their mission. We will feature one nonprofit in each of Pathway’s monthly newsletters, and the featured nonprofit will receive a $250 donation from Pathway. Nominate an organization who inspires you by sending an email to with the organization’s name and a few lines about their work.

This edition’s Pay it Forward recipient is: Safe Harbor, for their commitment to expanding services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Davis County.

Safe Harbor Crisis Center opened its doors in 1997 and served more than 300 adults and children in the first year of operation. Since its inception, Safe Harbor has become a beacon in the community to families in crisis. Safe Harbor’s services have expanded from providing emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors to include safe housing, outreach, sexual assault services, protective order assistance, and more.

Pre-pandemic, the demand for their services was growing rapidly, and over the last year the need has been even greater, with an increase of almost 50%. To better meet the needs of the rapidly growing Davis County population, Safe Harbor recently broke ground on a new Lifeline and Prevention Center in Layton, and plans to expand their shelter Kaysville in the near future.