We’re Safe Place and we want to help.

When teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. Our nation’s young people deserve safety and shelter, and many youth feel they don’t have either. Thanks to Safe Place, immediate help is never too far away.

Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. As a community initiative, the program designates schools, fire stations, libraries, and other youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations, which display the yellow and black sign.

Safe Place locations extend the doors of the local youth service agency or shelter to support teens in crisis situations, creating a safety net for youth.

Will you Support their Journey to Safety?

Right now, in your community, there are youth, like Amaya, who desperately need your help accessing safety. Prior to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Safe Place® provided a safety net for youth who were dealing with bullying, suicidal thoughts, homelessness, abuse, and neglect. Today, due to COVID-19, families are experiencing intensified containment measures and children are at a heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and domestic violence. Situations like this can easily leave a young person needing someone to talk to – or a young person needing a safe place to go. There are many young people who have sought out safety from Safe Place. You can read about their “Journey to Safety” here.Your monetary contribution will help provide access to safety for youth in your community. Are you willing to help?

Connect with others at Safe Place Connect!

Safe Place Connect is a community forum where licensed Safe Place agencies and sites can discuss topics of interest, share resources, and connect to access a strong network of support. Log in now through the Support Center to join a discussion!


Where did you learn about Safe Place?

We'd love to hear how you learned about Safe Place. Participate in this Safe Place poll and see how the news is spreading to others across the country.

Is your community safe for young people?

We can't deny our world is growing.  With growth comes increased opportunity, such as technology (both platform and skill), larger communities, and creative new ways to make our world easier and more convenient. However, these new opportunities and ways of living also increase the risk of unsafe situations and environments for young people. Technology provides a platform to make bullying and stalking easier.  Larger communities and faster paced life-styles can create stress on families – even increasing the potential for drug and alcohol abuse. As we continue to open ourselves up to what the world has to offer, youth continue to be faced with more and increasingly difficult challenges. It's a critical time to ensure every young person has someplace to go and someone to help. Help make sure youth in your community aren’t facing these challenges alone. Make your community a Safe Place community. Learn more today

Find a Safe Place

There are more than 20,000 Safe Place sites across the U.S.

Click now to locate the site nearest you.


TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide, 24-hour text-for-support service for teens in crisis.

If you’re in trouble or need help, text SAFE and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) for immediate help.


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