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Safe Place program award goes to YSB

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County’s Safe Place program was awarded the Indiana Safe Place program of the year award. The award was presented to the agency for “Excelling in quality program implementation in the areas of outreach, youth served, community support and involvement and program evaluation. The agency selected surpasses the implementation standards of National Safe Place Network, provides consistent quality services to young people and is a respected and well-known program in the service area.” The award was presented by the Indiana Youth Services Association.

Safe Place provides youth with immediate access to services during times of crisis. Throughout Huntington County there are 49 businesses that provide youth with immediate access to services as Safe Place sites. Trained Youth Services Bureau staff is available at all times to provide prompt assistance to youth in crisis. Historically, family conflict is the number one reason a youth accesses the Safe Place program. Other reasons include peer conflict, drug and/or alcohol issues and thoughts of running away. The Youth Services Bureau began offering the Safe Place program in 1990.

To learn more about the Safe Place program or the Youth Services Bureau contact the agency at 1344 Maple Drive, or visit the website at www.ysbofhuntingtonco.org or Safe Place Huntington on Facebook.