Caring for the widow, the orphan, and the refugee.

1.5 million refugees have fled into Lebanon from the devastating wars in Syria since 2011.

Safe Spaces Lebanon works to make sure they are not forgotten.

Safe Spaces Center

Our Ongoing Projects

Helping Beirut

Featured Student

Baylasan

Baylasan

We are proud of all Safe Spaces Lebanon community members. Each month we are going to celebrate the success and the contributions of one of our community members.
Meet our distinctive student Baylasan while explaining why she considers Safe Spaces as her home. We are sure that you will achieve your goals, and we will always provide you and all of our students with the support needed to accomplish your dreams.
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WHO WE ARE

Safe Spaces Lebanon is a multi-faith non-profit that leverages the resources of faith communities and individuals in the US to empower refugees and others in need who are experiencing the devastating effects of war.

HISTORY

The genesis of Safe Spaces came from a trip that a group of United Methodists from North Texas took to Lebanon in February 2017, during which we toured sites in Beirut, Saida, Sur, al Marjj, and Zahle. After visiting a number of humanitarian organizations at work, and the people who are being helped by these organizations, the group was especially struck by the emotional trauma which women and children refugees are experiencing.

Click here to learn more about our team

MISSION

Safe Spaces Lebanon’s mission is to create safe spaces to engage, empower, and educate refugees and support host communities.

OUR GOAL

We will empower women and children affected by the war in Syria to rediscover hope for their futures by creating meaningful opportunities for them to realize their potential and envision a future of promise.

Our dream is for the Safe Spaces Center to be a replicable model that will begin in Saida, working alongside the municipality and school system and then expanding into other regions of Lebanon.

SAFE SPACES CENTER

In October 2018, Safe Spaces Lebanon opened the Safe Spaces Center on the outskirts of Saida. The center operates in partnership with Al Reaaya, a local NGO providing relief and developmental support to orphans and widows affected by the war.

Thanks to many generous donors, renovations and first year operations have been fully funded. Safe Spaces Lebanon continues to raise funds to ensure continued success of the school and fund other programs that meet our mission.