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Here at P.E.A.C.E. we’re promoting initiatives to serve our youth. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of our youth. We know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in June 2021, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all our endeavors, we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.

National Safe Place

Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety. As a collaborative community prevention initiative, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Safe Place locations could include: libraries, YMCAs, fire stations, public buses, various businesses, and social service facilities.

Designated Safe Place locations display the Safe Place sign, the universal symbol of youth safety.

Take a moment to learn how Safe Place works and where you can find a Safe Place.

The image below shares how many youth are served each year.  If you like history, feel free to look at the timeline below to learn about some of Safe Place’s milestones.

Why do communities need Safe Place?

Communities are made of individuals and families, and the stability of communities is dependent upon strong and stable families. Community problems, including crime, addiction, and discord arise from issues that go deeper than what appears on the surface.  Some of the issues communities face begin with youth and family discord and strife.

Youth may experience difficult problems during their young lives.  These may lead young people to make difficult, and sometimes dangerous decisions to escape what it is they are going through. Sometimes, youth feel they don’t belong, and leaving home is often not a choice they want to make. Providing Safe Place as a resource for youth provides a safety net for them, thereby strengthening families and communities.

How does a community benefit from having a Safe Place program?

  • Youth can access help before their situation becomes a crisis
  • Safe Place provides opportunities for unique partnerships and collaborations between businesses and social service entities
  • Part of a national effort – a broad safety net for youth
  • Provides a way for children and teens to access help when, and where they need it
  • Sends a powerful message that young people are valued

Regardless of the reason, young people have a place to turn in times of need. Youth may visit any designated Safe Place location and receive immediate help. 

TXT 4 HELP works anywhere in the US, and extends access to safety for teens. TXT 4 HELP can be used for the same reason a young person may go to a Safe Place site – abuse, bullying, family problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, and others. TXT 4 HELP counselors can provide support via text, and can offer additional suggestions for immediate help regardless of where you are.

Here’s how it works:

  • Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).

  • Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.

  • For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor. 

It’s quick, easy, safe, and confidential. TXT 4 HELP is a free service offered to all youth in crisis.
*Messaging/data rates apply.
* If there is not a Safe Place in your community, you will receive information on the closest youth service organiza

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