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Safe Haven

The Safe Haven Program at My Friend’s Place provides
daytime shelter and drop-in services including food,
clothing, showers, communication and transportation
services to nearly 1,000 youth each year.

The vital services and resources accessed through our Safe Haven Program alleviate the demands of survival that often distract youth from participating in activities that support long-term stability and self-sufficiency. Through our Safe Haven Program, staff members take the first steps in building trust with youth while also making appropriate referrals to case management, mental health services and collaborating service providers.

Our Safe Haven Program is the point of entry into higher commitment programming at My Friend’s Place. Through the provision of basic needs in a safe and welcoming space, staff encourage youth to identify and share their needs and issues and take steps toward wellness.

Our Safe Haven Counselors and Intake & Crisis Care Specialists provide a first line of counseling and conversation aimed at engaging youth in opportunities such as health, education and employment services.

The Safe Haven Program has proven to be a successful entry point into intensive case management services where we provide crisis stabilization, linkages to health and mental health services, housing and other services supporting stability and self-sufficiency.

Together We Can!

Assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.