Project SAFE, a program run by Safe Horizon, an organization that assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and child abuse, has assisted more than 25,000 families over the past decade. As part of its many services, Project SAFE offers free lock replacement for victims of crime throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Any crime victim in New York City who has filed a police report is eligible to have a lock installed free of charge under the Project SAFE program.
For the last 31 years, Safe Horizon bought the locks and worked with local locksmiths who installed them in the homes of crime victims who urgently need to restore a sense of personal and emotional safety in their lives. However, for the first time the program has received a donation of door locks – 2,000 to be exact, from Schlage.
“Sadly, domestic violence, abuse and crimes against the family are issues that permeate our society,” said Ann Matheis, Schlage brand director, Residential Solutions for Ingersoll Rand, the parent company of Schlage. “Schlage is honored to help support the important work carried out by Safe Horizon and it is truly a privilege to be associated with an organization that provides security and peace of mind to victims of crime when they need it most.”