Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Kids Kampus recognized as Safe Place

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has been providing youth in Huntington County with immediate assistance during times of crisis since 1990. Project Safe Place, a national program that aids in this endeavor, is designed to provide prompt, professional support to young people in order to prevent them from being a run away, homeless or involved in other risky behaviors.

Youth can access the program by contacting the crisis phone at (260) 560-7676 or stopping by one of the 47 businesses throughout Huntington County that display the large yellow and black sign.

“The Safe Place sites are vital for the success of this program. Without these caring businesses, youth would not have the visual reminder of the program nor would they have safe places to go in times of crisis,” stated Ryan Beeching, program coordinator. He continued, “We are excited to recognize Kids Kampus as the Safe Place Spotlight for January 2014. Kids Kampus is located at 435 Campus Street and has been a Safe Place site since 1997. Their hours are 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. They also display a sign which provides the Safe Place crisis number on it.”

Vickie Korreckt, Kids Kampus staff, said, “Kids and parents need a safe place to go and Kids Kampus can provide that for them. Being involved with Safe Place was a logical choice for us.”

To learn more about the Safe Place program or the Youth Services Bureau, contact the office at (260) 356-9681. See the Safe Place Facebook page at www.facebook.com/safe.huntington.