Providing a truly safe place for at-risk youth to approach for support and care, Safe Place relies on the kindness of its members, volunteers, donators, and participants every day in order to keep its programs alive. Every Safe Place site depends on volunteers to staff locations and to be a comforting presence for youth; and every sponsorship opportunity ensures that Safe Place continues to have a way to reach out to those in need.
Most importantly, Safe Place depends on caring individuals and communities to support their youth by establishing local Safe Place sites. When an individual or group decides to commit to providing a Safe Place site, the organization provides every means to help make it a success, including training, on-going consultation, materials, legal protection, networking opportunities, and more. Since Safe Place is a non-profit organization, the only way it grows is through the help of caring citizens. To find out how you can establish a Safe Place site in your community, visit www.nationalsafeplace.org.
About the Author: Safe Place volunteer Kristy Dwyer is able to reach out to at-risk youth as a communicator and compassionate community leader. With an Associate degree in Spanish, her bilingual skills help facilitate many situations at the organization.