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Safe Place Program

Safe Place is a network of businesses, fire stations, libraries, and public places where youth can get immediate help. Thousands of students across St. Joseph County receive presentations about YSB and Safe Place each year.

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.

Available for teen youth between the ages of 12-18.

Text Safe Place for Help
Text the Word "SAFE" and your location (city, state, zip) to 4HELP (44357) for immediate help.

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.​​​​​
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Safe Place by the Numbers

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