Last year 33 kids in the Charlotte community relied on the Safe Place program for help because they were homeless, had runaway, or were experiencing family conflict which put them in crisis.
As the managing Safe Place agency in this area, The Relatives partners with National Safe Place to create a safety net of local businesses, churches, schools, transportation services, and community locations willing to post Safe Place signs and identify themselves as places where youth in crisis can go for help. A child/teen in crisis can request help at any of the 653 Safe Place sites in our community and immediately be connected to The Relatives’ Youth Crisis Center, accessible 24/7.
This coming week (March 18th-24th) is ‘National Safe Place Week’. To help grow awareness seek out a Safe Place sign, take a selfie with it, then tag 5 friends and #TheRelatives.
Find out more about The Relatives and how you can get involved on their website here.