National Safe Place Week

National Safe Place Week was celebrated nationally March 19-25, 2017 (#NSPWeek2017). This annually recognized week honors Safe Place, an outreach an prevention program for youth in crisis. NSP Week serves to recognize the many valued partners who work together to provide immediate help and safety for all young people. It is a dedicated time to acknowledge licensed Safe Place agencies, Safe Place locations and community partners and volunteers. These individuals and groups are the pillars of strength that support the national safety net for youth.

This year, NSP Week was celebrated nationally using the following themed days:

  • Safe Place Sunday – March 19
  • Make Some Noise Monday – March 20
  • Tell-All Tuesday – March 21
  • We Stand Together Wednesday – March 22
  • TXT 4 HELP Thursday – March 23
  • Friends of Safe Place Friday – March 24
  • Safe Place Site Visit Saturday – March 25

NSP Week in Photos


Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services staff received an official NSP Week proclamation from Jeffersonville, Indiana Mayor Mike Moore.


Fresno EOC Sanctuary & Youth Services Staff gathered with community supporters at their annual Safe Place Recognition Breakfast in Fresno, California.


Staff from Martin’s Super Markets in St. Joseph County, Indiana celebrated their store’s involvement as a Safe Place site.


Staff from The Relatives, Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina shared information about Safe Place and their agency’s services with WCCB News Rising.

NSP Week 2017: Safe Place in the News

Bellefaire JCB – Shaker Heights, Ohio
“Heights library branches are now Safe Places for troubled youths” (Cleveland.com): http://www.cleveland.com/cleveland-heights/index.ssf/2017/03/cleveland_heights_library.html

YSB of St. Joseph County – South Bend, Indiana
“National Safe Place Week focused on helping teens in crisis” (WNDU-NBC): http://www.wndu.com/content/news/National-Safe-Place-Week-focuses-on-helping-teens-in-crisis-416713853.html

Safe Harbor Children’s Center – Brunswick, Georgia
“Safe Harbor spreads awareness for National Safe Place Week” (Golden Isle News): http://goldenisles.news/news/local_news/safe-harbor-spreads-awareness-for-national-safe-place-week/article_d3ac2663-8f05-5d6d-b9eb-4ddf52b780d8.html

Youth Connections, Inc. – Franklin, Indiana
“A place of safety: County locations provide children needing help a safe place to go” (Daily Journal): http://www.dailyjournal.net/2017/03/24/a_place_of_safety/

YMCA Safe Place Services – Louisville, Kentucky
“YMCA Safe Place program has been helping teens in crisis for 40 years” (WLKY-CBS): http://www.wlky.com/article/ymca-program-has-been-helping-teens-in-crisis-for-40-years/9165324

Sally Kate Winter’s Family Services – West Point, Mississippi
“Video: Finding a Safe Place:” http://www.wcbi.com/video-finding-safe-place/

DreamTree Project – Taos, New Mexico
“RTD ‘Blue Buses’ Designated Safe Places:” http://www.ladailypost.com/content/rtd-%E2%80%98blue-buses%E2%80%99-designated-%E2%80%98safe-places%E2%80%99

Jonathan’s Place – Garland, Texas
“For kids in danger, there’s an answer in Dallas:” http://cw33.com/2017/03/21/for-kids-in-danger-theres-an-answer-in-dallas/

The Relatives, Inc. – Charlotte, North Carolina
“CMS launches Safe Places for all 168 of district’s schools:” http://www.wcnc.com/news/education/cms-launches-safe-places-for-all-168-of-districts-schools/423955913


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