Project Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for young people in crisis through a network of Lake County sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers, and businesses.
There are well over 300 sites in Lake and Porter County which display the sign. Each site is verified and trained by the Crisis Center, annually.
Boys and girls, ages 10 through 18 who are in a threatening situation, homeless, pushed out of home, a runaway, with an unsafe or drunk driver can use Safe Place.
Each year, the Safe Place program manager speaks to--and distributes information to youth and adults at schools, health fairs, community events, and other gatherings.
You may search for current stationary and mobile sites in both Lake and Porter County below by selecting "Find A Site."
You do not have to be in these situations to ask about Safe Place. If you are an adult, provider, or a youth who is looking to help another youth, call or text for more information. Share our social media sites, and consider becoming a site.
The Crisis Center’s Safely Home started in 2007 to offer alternatives to boys and girls who are discovered by law enforcement on the streets, who may have voluntarily left home or who have been pushed out, asked or forced to leave. They are provided immediate safety, shelter, food, clothing plus counseling by M.S.W. counselors at Alternative House aimed at resolving problems and getting them safely back home.
Officers transport boys and girls to Alternative House open 24 hours a day, every day. Each youth sheltered at Alternative House receives an assessment, individual and parent/family counseling by M.S.W. counselors aimed at resolving conflicts and reuniting families.
For a year, calls are made to youth’s family to determine the success of the intervention. Indications are that 75-80% report their youth is doing well. 80-83% of youth are in school. Almost 200 youth each year are served.
Are you a law enforcement officer in Lake or Porter County, or interested in learning more about 'Safely Home' please contact us at (219) 938-7070, dial 1 or 0.
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Phone: 219-938-7070 ext 2709.