Society “Shelter “Safe House”” was established on August 6, 2007 with the aim to develop support services to victims of human trafficking, legal immigrants, including asylum seekers, refugees and persons granted subsidiary protection status by ensuring the individual’s right to receive adequate assistance and protection; promoting rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of human trafficking into the society; creating interactive forms of training, and expanding cooperation with state and local government institutions, public and Christian organizations in Latvia and worldwide.
In September 2010 the society was granted public good’s status. NGO "Shelter “Safe House”" is the only organization which has been entitled to supply state-funded social rehabilitation services to the victims of human trafficking since 2007 and will proceed to do so in 2013.
In 2010 the Society received appreciation from the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvian for significant work in the area of human trafficking prevention and control.
In 2011 the Society was awarded by the US Embassy in Latvia “For Innovative Work for the Good of Society”, consolation prize by the Society Integration Foundation for raising public awareness of social issues and contribution to work with asylum seekers and refugees.
In 2009, 2010, and 2012 the Society was nominated by the US Embassy in Latvia for the award for Anti-Human Trafficking Hero. "Shelter “Safe House”" is raising awareness of social issues in public and mass media, it operates as an active partner to other non-governmental organizations, the state, and municipalities.
The Society is a member of Civic Alliance – Latvia and it operates within Latvian women’s organization cooperation network.