Friday, May 1, 2015

Fresno LGBT Center Receives Safe Place Award

 Pictured are GCV Board Members Paul Hernandez and Kayleia Southard accepting the award with Joe Martinez and Diego from the Sanctuary Youth Shelter


The Fresno LGBT Community Center has received the "Outstanding Community Site Partner of the Year" award from the Fresno EOC. 

The Safe Place Program provides youth 11-17 years of age access to immediate help and safety through a network of community Safe Place sites that open the doors to at-risk youth.

Safe Place is a national outreach program that began more than 25 years ago. Safe Place educates young people about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. Since, 1998, EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services has administered the local Safe Place program and maintains a network of more than 260 community Safe Place sites. Marked by the yellow and black diamond shaped “Safe Place” sign, these specially designated sites provide youth in crisis immediate interventions, supportive services, and professional referrals to EOC’s Sanctuary and Youth Services including counseling, residential assistance, and case management.
The mission of safe Place is to provide access to immediate help and supportive resources for all young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses.
- See more at: http://www.fresnoeoc.org/safe-place/about#sthash.Zru6olCm.dpuf
Safe Place is a national outreach program that began more than 25 years ago. Safe Place educates young people about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. Since, 1998, EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services has administered the local Safe Place program and maintains a network of more than 260 community Safe Place sites. Marked by the yellow and black diamond shaped “Safe Place” sign, these specially designated sites provide youth in crisis immediate interventions, supportive services, and professional referrals to EOC’s Sanctuary and Youth Services including counseling, residential assistance, and case management.

The mission of safe Place is to provide access to immediate help and supportive resources for all young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses.
 
provides youth 11-17 years of age access to immediate help and safety through a network of community Safe Place sites that open the doors to at-risk youth. - See more at: http://www.fresnoeoc.org/safe-place#sthash.KJKVvL72.dpuf
provides youth 11-17 years of age access to immediate help and safety through a network of community Safe Place sites that open the doors to at-risk youth. - See more at: http://www.fresnoeoc.org/safe-place#sthash.KJKVvL72.dpuf
provides youth 11-17 years of age access to immediate help and safety through a network of community Safe Place sites that open the doors to at-risk youth. - See more at: http://www.fresnoeoc.org/safe-place#sthash.KJKVvL72.dpuf


Having the large, yellow SAFE PLACE sign outside the Fresno LGBT Community Center is a visual aid to youth in crisis, letting them know that they can come inside the Center and receive help. We are very proud to be part of this important program.

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