Social change / Advocacy / TransFormation / Education

About Us

SAFE San Juans (formerly DVSAS) is a non-profit agency serving the residents and visitors of San Juan County. Our mission is the prevention and elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault through victim services, education, community awareness and cultural and social change.

All of our services are free and confidential, and our agency serves people regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, income status, creed, or sexual orientation. We are an empowerment based agency. Our trained advocates can answer questions about your experience, discuss what abuse looks like, and also help you take action if you want to. It's always up to you. We help survivors use their own strengths and abilities so they can experience their full potential. It doesn't matter who you are, we are here to help. Please contact us with any questions.

Our Locations

We provide free and confidential services to the San Juan Islands at our three office locations. Advocates can be reached after office hours at the crisis lines below.


Friday Harbor

Crisis Line 378-2345
Office 378-8680
570A Guard St
Mon-Thurs 9-4



Crisis Line 376-1234
Office 376-5979
296 Main St, 201
Mon-Thurs 9-4


Lopez Village

Crisis Line 468-4567
Office 468-3788
262 Weeks Rd, C
Hours by Appointment

Our Staff

Dave Dunaway
Executive Director

Stephanie Claus
Advocate Manager

Courtney Smith
Program Manager
Legal Advocate

Samantha Graham
Community Advocate

Luann Pamatian
Community Advocate
Admin Coordinator

Belle Lyons
Community Advocate

Alexandria Romero
School Prevention

Jeanine Larson
Community Advocate
School Prevention

Nicole Hill

Debra Madden

Minnie Tuck


Our Board

Terry Whalen

Ron Krebs
County Sheriff

Rick Hughes

Jim Helminski

Patty Brightman