21 Mar National Safe Place Week
Safe Place is based on a public/private collaboration between businesses, school, systems, fire and police departments and a network of volunteers. Safe Places for youth can be found at businesses such as restaurants, convenience stores, movie theaters, and community buildings such as fire and police stations, libraries and community centers.Safe Place was initiated to provide youth with a safe haven from various negative influences, such as child abuse, substance abuse, depression and crime. When a young person makes contact with a Safe Place, they can receive information or immediate care.
More than 1,500 communities in 40 states administer the Safe Place program at over 19,000 locations. For more information, please contact Christina Jackson, the Sea Haven Executive Director.