About Safe at Home
The Safe at Home address confidentiality program provides survivors of sexual assault, rape, stalking and domestic violence a substitute mailing address through the secretary of state's office. In addition, the program allows participants to use the substitute address on new records created by state and local agencies and the courts. Examples of new records include:
- Driver’s license, non-driver’s license and vehicle registration
- Voter registration
- Public school records
- Social services records for food stamps, cash assistance, child support, WIC, etc.
- Public library cards
- City or county records
- Law enforcement and court records
State and local agencies and the courts must accept the substitute address of a participant in place of a home, work, school or mailing address. Participants may have their first-class mail, legal mail and certified mail sent to the substitute address, and then the secretary of state's office will forward the mail to the participant’s confidential mailing address at no cost to the participant.
Safe at Home may be right for you if:
- You are a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or rape.
- You recently relocated to an address unknown to your abuser.
- You understand participation in the program is just one piece of a comprehensive plan for your safety.