Safe Place is a locally-administered, national program that provides access to immediate help and safety for young people in trouble. Safe Place sites are developed in partnership with business and community locations that are easily accessible. 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.
TXT 4 HELP
TXT 4 HELP is 24-hour text-for-support service for youth in crisis. Whatever a youth may be dealing with—family issues, neglect, abuse, thoughts of suicide or running away—they can text the word SAFE (7233) and their current location to 4HELP (44357). Within seconds, they’ll receive the address of the closest Safe Place location and the number for the ACH youth shelter. They will also have the option to text interactively with a mental health professional.
To learn more, visit www.nationalsafeplace.org.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
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 Angela Lewis, Safe Place Coordinator, at 817.566.1625 or angela.lewis@ACHservices.org.
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. click the button below/.
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.
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.)