Safe Place is a national youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. Participating locations throughout Cleveland can be identified by bright yellow Safe Place signs on display. These Safe Place sites, which include all 27 branches of the Cleveland Public Library, Greater Cleveland RTA buses and trains, as well as participating schools, fire stations and other youth-friendly organizations, help connect kids and teens in crisis with youth service agencies or emergency shelters throughout the community.
TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide, 24-hour text-for-support service for teens in crisis. If you’re in trouble or need help, text SAFE and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) for immediate help.