County : King
Resource Category : Youth
Phone Number : (800) 422-8336
- Safe Place is a national program that began in 1983 at the YMCA of Greater Louisville; since then, it has grown to include nearly 140 programs in forty states.
- In King County, metro buses, local businesses, and non-profit organizations have volunteered to be “Safe Places”—locations where youth can go and request assistance. Staff members at these locations are trained to respond to youth in need and immediately contact Safe Place. There are currently over 2,100 Safe Place sites in King County. Click here to see the Safe Place sites in King County.
- Safe Place maintains a 24-hour hotline, 1-800 422 TEEN, where youth can directly connect with Safe Place staff.
- Within forty-five minutes, a Safe Place coordinator meets with the youth, assesses the situation, and works with the youth to place them at a shelter or reunite with parents/guardians.