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Become a Safe Place Location

Become a Safe Place Location

Join the dozens of organizations and businesses that have made a commitment to keep our youth safe. Becoming a Safe Place is rewarding – it also requires a commitment from your organization and your employees.


Responsibilities of a Safe Place Location

  • Keep information about all youth confidential.
  • Relay information about the youth in crisis to LSS staff and/or Safe Place volunteers.
  • Provide a safe environment where the youth can wait until a Safe Place volunteer can respond.
  • Be supportive and check on the youth periodically.  
  • Display the Safe Place sign in a highly visible area on the outside of the building.
  • Display the Safe Place decal on the entrance the youth would use when requesting help.
  • Assume responsibility for installing and taking care of the Safe Place sign.
  • Educate employees about Project Safe Place procedures and incorporate Safe Place information into new employee orientation procedures.
  • Keep the Safe Place procedures sheet in a location where all employees have easy access to it.
  • Conduct a background check on all employees. To assure the safety of youth seeking help, organizations with a known sexual offender in its employment will not be considered for serving as a Safe Place location.

Contact us if you are interested in becoming a Safe Place volunteer or location.


Brainerd Safe Place Program


Duluth Safe Place Program