Safe Place program rescues runaway and homeless youth.
Thousands of young people are educated each year through the National Safe Place program about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult and threatening situations on their own. According to a recent National Safe Place annual report, up to 2.8 million teens run away from home each year. More than 50% report that their parents told them to leave or knew they were leaving.
We are a licensed Safe Place agency for runaway and homeless youth across metro Atlanta.
Since its inception in 1983, Safe Place has grown to serve 1,500 communities across the U.S. through 140 youth-serving agencies in 39 states and the District of Columbia. At The Children’s Village, we serve a large part of the metro Atlanta area through a partnership with QuikTrip gas stations and some fire stations in the following counties: Fulton, Douglas, Carroll, Fayette, Coweta, DeKalb, and Cobb. Youth are able to walk into a location where they see the yellow Safe Place signage and text for help. Teens can also text the word “safe” and their current address to 4HELP (44357) or call 770-964-3301 for immediate assistance. To find out more about the national program, visit www.nationalsafeplace.org.