About Safe Place
Safe Place is a national outreach program that began more than 25 years ago. Safe Place educates young people about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. Since 1998, Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services has administered the local Safe Place program and maintains a network of 270 community Safe Place sites. Marked by the yellow and black diamond shaped “Safe Place” sign, these specially designated sites provide youth in crisis immediate interventions, supportive services, and professional referrals to EOC’s Sanctuary and Youth Services including counseling, residential assistance, and case management.
The mission of Safe Place is to provide access to immediate help and supportive resources for all young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses.