Safe Harbor Program

On average, it takes a person seven attempts to leave an abusive relationship for good. CGMA’s Case Manager and licensed social worker, Jessica Manfre, explains, "Leaving is often the most dangerous period of time for survivors of abuse. Financial support during this vulnerable stage is a crucial step to empowering a person to take the steps that will secure their safety and give them a higher chance of success away from an abusive situation."

CGMA offers a combination of grants and interest-free loans as needed for shelter, food, transportation, and childcare costs.

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As needed

Type of Assistance

Interest-Free Loan


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Start with Your CGMA Rep

Start with your local CGMA Representative

There are more than 600 Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Representatives to help you.


How to Apply

CGMA handles Safe Harbor cases with strict confidentiality and hands-on service. You can start the process with your Family Advocacy Specialist (FAS), Special Victim’s Counsel (SVC), Coast Guard Chaplain, a CGMA Representative, or by contacting CGMA headquarters directly.


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