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Safe Place Program

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Program Requirements:

Teens 12 - 18 years of age​

To Receive Services:

Youth can go to one of the 160 Safe Place sites in the St. Joseph County

area.  If they do not know where to go, they can text the word "SAFE" and their location to 44357. The National Safe Place Network will send them the address of the closest Safe Place site.​​​​​

About Safe Place:

Safe Place is a network of business, fast food restaurants, fire stations, buses, and other public places that provide kids immediate access to help. 

We are proud to partner with the South Bend Fire Department, South Bend, Mishawaka and Walkerton Police Departments, St. Joseph County Public Library system, area Burger King restaurants and the emergency rooms at Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Young people can also get on any Transpo bus to get immediate assistance.

YSB exists because all youth deserve safety and stability.

Are you a youth in crisis or know a youth in crisis?


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