A Unique Safe Place Site
Safe Place is a national program that helps youth ages 10-17 years old who need help and safety. It’s locally administered here in Tarrant County by ACH, with more than 250 locations. Businesses, restaurants, and organizations can offer their space as a site to provide help to youth in trouble, which is what made the people at House of Hotrods & Classics excited to become certified.
“It is just another way to serve the community, and if you’re in the retail business or have a store in your town, it is a great way to do some positive stuff in the community,” said Joey with House of Hotrods & Classics.
House of Hotrods & Classics is a reputable business in Mansfield, offering services that include building, repairing, and restoring hotrods. According to Joey, it made sense that the shop would open its doors to youth in need.
Typically, ACH prefers that Safe Place sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but every community needs a location.
A great sign for business
Every Safe Place site can be spotted from the yellow and black, diamond-shaped sign posted outside its building. ACH staff and volunteers assure this sign is positioned where it can be easily seen.
House of Hotrods & Classics now includes one of those distinctive signs to go along with their dazzling showroom, featuring classic editions of Chevrolet Impalas and Porsche Speedsters. A muscle car shop isn’t the first image that comes to mind when thinking of a typical Safe Place, but that didn’t discourage Joey from getting certified by ACH.
“Most businesses think you can’t be Safe Place certified unless you’re a fire station or QT (QuikTrip),” Joey said. “But ACH was very helpful with training us on procedures and getting us started.”
Joey encourages other businesses to learn how they can become involved with Safe Place and work with ACH in keeping youth safe.
Stop by House of Hotrod & Classics at 2301 FM 1187 #201 in Mansfield, TX Texas, and let them know their willingness to step up for children is appreciated.