About Safe Place

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Youth can approach any established Safe Place site, which includes all of our 27 locations, recognizable by a yellow diamond logo, or call 1-800-422-TEEN to receive help. (This service is available from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. You can also call 1-866-427-4747 Crisis Connections 24/7 hotline.)

A Safe Place coordinator will respond, 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. We are part of 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.