The Seattle Public Library is now a member of the King County Safe Place program. Safe Place in King County quickly connects youth ages 12-17 to help, through a network of local businesses and organizations designated as "Safe Places." Youth can approach any established Safe Place site, which now includes all 27 locations of The Seattle Public Library, recognizable by a yellow diamond logo, or call 1-800-422-TEEN to receive immediate help. A Safe Place coordinator will respond 24/7, providing resources, connecting the young person to shelter services, or reuniting them with family when safe and appropriate.
The Safe Place program in King County is operated through a collaboration of Auburn Youth Resources, Friends of Youth, and YouthCare, and is funded by the United Way of King County. The Library joins a network of agencies and organizations providing over 1,900 Safe Place sites throughout the county, including Seattle Parks and Recreation's community centers, Metro Transit buses, King County libraries and YMCA facilities.