Safety Shelter of Saint Johns County

Also Known As: 
Betty Griffin House
(904) 824-1555
(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.

(904) 808-8544
(904) 808-8338
Mailing Address: 
2450 Old Moultrie Road
Suite 202
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Joyce Mahr
Contact 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

  • 24-Hour Hotline
  • Advocacy
  • Assists with Relocation Assistance Application
  • Certified Rape Crisis Center
  • Children’s Program
  • Community Education
  • Court/Legal Advocacy
  • CPI Project
  • Crisis Counseling and Service Management
  • Economic Empowerment Project
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Food and Clothing Assistance
  • Health and Wellness Services
  • Information and Referral
  • Outreach
  • Pet Fostering Off-site
  • Primary Prevention Programming
  • Professional Training
  • Safety Planning
  • Support Groups
  • Transitional Housing
  •  Transportation Assistance
Thrift Store(s): 

St. Johns

Betty Griffin Center Thrift Shoppé

1962 A1A South
Saint Augustine, FL 32080

Phone: (904) 471-4716
Donations: Call for Large Donations.
Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes
Hours: 9:00 am-6:00 pm Mon.-Sat.

Julington Creek Thrift Shoppe 

445 State Road 13
Saint Augustine, FL 32095

Phone: (904) 230-5435
Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes
Hours: 9:00 am-6:00 pm Mon.-Sat.


Associated Center: 
Safety Shelter of Saint Johns County