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.
TXT 4 HELP (A service of National Safe Place)
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 69866.
How it works:
- Text the word “safe” and your current location (city/state/zip) to 69866.
- Within seconds, you will receive a message with the the closest Safe Place location and contact number for the local youth shelter.
- You will then have the option to text interactively with a mental health professional for more help. It’s quick, confidential and safe.
- Learn more here