Celebrating National Safe Place Week: It Takes a Village

#NSPWeek2019 kicks off this week with an official recognition by both Seattle City Council and King County Council proclaiming National Safe Place Week! Safe Place, run in collaboration with YouthCare and Friends of Youth, is a youth crisis intervention program that connects runaway and homeless youth ages 12-17 to services, either through family reunification or… Read More of “Celebrating National Safe Place Week: It Takes a Village”

Seattle Parks and Recreation Facilities Become a Safe Place for Teens in Crisis

Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities are the first City of Seattle agencies to become part of the Safe Place network in King County. As of November 1, the start of Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month, 37 Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities are a Safe Place where youth ages 12-17 can ask for help when in… Read More of “Seattle Parks and Recreation Facilities Become a Safe Place for Teens in Crisis”

Evaluation of Safe Place in King County Points to Success!

YouthCare is pleased to join our partners Friends of Youth and Auburn Youth Resources to share a recent evaluation of Safe Place in King County. Safe Place quickly connects runaway and homeless youth ages 12-17 to services, either by reuniting them with their family or providing them with emergency shelter. This program began in August… Read More of “Evaluation of Safe Place in King County Points to Success!”

Safe Place Week Highlights Important Successes

Wed, 03/20/2013 Seventeen-year-old Penelope had been couch surfing for months to escape an unsafe living situation with her parents. When her uncle offered her a place to stay more permanently, she was understandably scared and wary of adults. She was already connected to an Outreach Counselor at YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center; trusting that… Read More of “Safe Place Week Highlights Important Successes”

Safe Place Expands in King County

Mon, 03/19/2012 YouthCare is thrilled to announce that Compass Housing Alliance (CHA) is joining our National Safe Place team! Locations in Shoreline and Renton will soon open their doors as “Safe Places,” where teens in crisis can ask for help and wait in safety for that help to arrive. Within 45 minutes of receiving a… Read More of “Safe Place Expands in King County”

“Sometimes miracles happen”

Fri, 10/14/2011 Getting issues to move through the channels of local government can seem like a Sisyphean effort. Last Monday, YouthCare Executive Director Melinda Giovengo thanked the King County Council for teaming up with YouthCare to launch Safe Place, a program to help youth in crisis, within just three months of initial meetings. The program… Read More of ““Sometimes miracles happen””