Celebrating a Safe Place for Youth In King County
It has been one year since National Safe Place launched in King County – providing immediate help to teens in crisis and connecting them to resources. Since its initial partnership with King County Metro buses (which account for 1,100 mobile sites), the program has grown to also include 61 stationary sites with King County Libraries, the Shoreline and Renton locations of Compass Housing Alliance, and the newest partner, the YMCA of Greater Seattle.
On August 10, the three organizations that serve as Safe Place first responders - Auburn Youth Resources, Friends of Youth, and YouthCare - brought together partners to celebrate this program's tremendous growth in the last year. Since the launch of Safe Place in August 2011, 48 young people have been connected to immediate services, and 6,400 students have learned about the Safe Place program in their classrooms.
King 5 news covered the anniversary and shares more on the program, here.