What is Safe Place?
It's help for kids and teens in crisis or in danger. It's also a safe place for kids and teens to go when they're thinking about running away or have already run away from home.
How do I find a Safe Place?
Go to a fire station, library or local business that has the yellow "Safe Place" sign in the window. Walk in and tell someone you need a Safe Place now.
Text “SAFE” and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866 to find a Safe Place. Or call 1-800-881-8822.
Where will I go?
A caring professional will pick you up from the Safe Place business and take you to a local emergency shelter. Children's Home Society of Florida provides safety, security and guidance at our WaveCREST shelter.
Do you provide other services?
Yes. We also provide counseling and other services to help kids, teens and families work through challenges and crises.
How do other kids and teens learn about Safe Place?
We go into schools and the community to educate kids and teens about Safe Place and other alternatives to running away.