What is Safe Place?

Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety. As a collaborative community prevention initiative, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Safe Place locations include: libraries, YMCAs, fire stations, public buses, various businesses, and social service facilities. 

Designated Safe Place locations display the Safe Place sign, the universal symbol of youth safety.

Take a moment to learn how Safe Place works and where you can find a Safe Place.

The image below shares how many youth are served each year.  If you like history, feel free to take a look at the timeline below to learn about some of Safe Place's milestones. 



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