Prevention Programs

Safe Place

Runaway and Homeless Youth a Year

What is Safe Place?

Safe Place is a national program that helps young people who are having trouble and are in need of somewhere to turn. With the aid of local businesses, volunteers, and youth agencies, Safe Place is able to meet the needs of these young people whenever and wherever needed. A Safe Place representative is always available through a 24 hour help line. 1.866.738.KIDS.


Safe Place is a network of businesses and agencies that offer youth 24/7 access to locations they can go to to get the assistance they need. Youth Connections offers over 400 sites in Brown, Johnson, Marion, and Morgan Counties. 


When you walk into a Safe Place location, tell the first available employee that you need Safe Place help. The employee will then call the local Safe Place. Safe Place staff will then make sure that you and your family receive the help and professional referrals that you need.

When to seek Help

When youth are desperately seeking immediate relief and think that running away is the only option. Youth ages 7 to 17 that are having trouble at home, facing a crisis, or who may be in danger can seek help through Safe Place. Some examples of why youth seek help from Safe Place include:

Drug or alcohol problems within their family

To escape physical/sexual abuse or neglect when being stalked or threatened

If they are locked out of the house

When they are without a place to call home


We offer prevention presentations to youth on topics that affect them.  We offer Self- Esteem, Bullying, Healthy Relationships, and Substance Abuse.  These are just some of the topics we cover and if there is another topics we want covered we can do that as well. Contact Traci Reed to learn more

How to seek Help

Call (317) 738-KIDS or go anywhere you see the yellow and black Safe Place logo. These locations have people trained to connect you to help. Some examples of locations include: post offices, banks, fire stations, libraries, fast food restaurants, and convenience stores.

1-866-738-KIDS OR (317) 738-3273

For Fast Help Call 1-866-738-KIDS or 738-KIDS.
You can also call or text 317-727-2571.

For Help call or text 317-727-2571