NUHSA Updates

YouthCare, King County Metro provide "Safe Place" for Youth in Crisis

08 Nov 2011 5:39 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

Tonight in King County, more than 1,000 young people may find themselves without a safe place to go. Some are abandoned, some are abused, and few know where to get help. Within 48 hours on the streets, one in three runaways will be approached by a predator.

Now there is help. When a young person in crisis needs help, all he or she has to do is approach any Metro bus driver and say, “I need a safe place.” The operator will then make a call that will trigger contact with a youth service provider, who will arrange to meet and transport the youth to safety.

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