Safe Place

Safe Place is a locally-administered, national program that provides access to immediate help and safety for young people who are runaways, homeless, experience human/sex/labor trafficking, etc. In Tarrant County, this critical community safety net makes it possible for youth to get help fast at locations that display the distinctive yellow and black Safe Place sign. 

Safe Place sites are developed in partnership with business and community locations that are easily accessible. Some current partnerships include QuikTrip, all Fort Worth Fire Departments, Trinity Metro, Community Centers, and The Underground.

Text 4Help

A 24-hour text-for-support service for youth in crisis. Text the word SAFE (7233) and your current location to 4HELP (44357). Within seconds, you'll receive the address of the closest Safe Place location and the number for the ACH youth shelter. You can also text with a mental health professional.
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Ambassador Program

Safe Place Ambassadors are volunteers who are passionate about creating a world where all youth are safe. Ambassadors are committed to increasing awareness and education of the Safe Place program. If you’re interested in becoming a Safe Place Ambassador.
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Become a Safe Place

Safe Place works hard to ensure safety is available to youth at every corner. There are several models of Safe Place that can be considered.
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Getting the word out to students and community members is an essential part of Safe Place. Presentations are conducted throughout Tarrant County at schools, churches, community organizations and businesses.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, or would like more information, please contact Mahogany Smart, Safe Place Coordinator, at 682.342.3700 or [email protected].

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Site Locator

In the search box below, enter your current location to find Tarrant County Safe Place sites within five miles of where you are. (You can search by your address, city, state, or zip code.)

Get Immediate Help

Call 817.335.HOPE (4673)



Answered 24 hours a day

Not an emergency services phone number. Call 911 for medical emergencies.


In Texas: 1.800.252.5400
Nationwide: 1.800.4.A.CHILD

Under $25,000

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