Promoting a safe community for Washoe County youth
The Children’s Cabinet recognizes National Safe place week beginning March 22, 2016 with outreach activities:
Tuesday, March 22, 11:00am – 12:30pm at the Reno Citi Center and 1:00pm – 2:30pm at the Sparks Citi Center. The Children’s Cabinet will be handing out information to youth, parents and community members and spreading the word about a new resource, Txt 4 Help. Txt 4 Help provides youth with immediate help when they text the word “Safe” to #69866.
Wednesday, March 23, 11:00am – 2:00pm at 1090 S. Rock Blvd. Reno.
The Children’s Cabinet will host a car wash to fundraise for The Children’s Cabinet’s Safe Place Program.
Thursday, March 24, 4:00-6:00pm, The Children’s Cabinet, in partnership with Roller Kingdom, will host a Skate Night. Admission is free for the first 100 youth.
The Children’s Cabinet helps nearly 200 local youth through Safe Place and related runaway and homeless youth services each year. And, the street and school outreach team reaches an additional 10,000 youth by giving presentations, distributing resources and information, or talking one-on-one.
“The Children’s Cabinet’s focus is keeping youth safe, ensuring a secure living arrangement, and reuniting families”, says Lacey Dinius, Safe Place program director.
Lacey Dinius said, “National Safe Place week is a great way to bring awareness to the program and help The Children’s Cabinet recruit new business who would like to become Safe Place locations. “
Project Safe Place is a national program that provides teens in crisis with safe, temporary shelter to escape dangerous situations or homelessness. Since 2003, The Children’s Cabinet has provided the program for youth ages 12-17 in Washoe County with a toll-free number (1-800-536-4588) that youth can call 24 hours a day, if they feel their safety is threatened at home, school, or in the community. A Children’s Cabinet case manager responds immediately, day or night, meeting the teen in person, providing temporary shelter, and then assisting with family counseling and case management. Project Safe Place also maintains a network of local businesses, including McDonald’s restaurants & RTC buses that are trained to receive youth and to contact The Children’s Cabinet immediately.
For more information please visit www.childrenscabinet.org or call
775-856-0356. Follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/childrenscabinet and Twitter at @ChldrnsCabnt.
About The Children’s Cabinet
Celebrating 30 years of supporting children and families, The Children’s Cabinet exists to keep children safe and families together by offering services and resources that address unmet needs through a unique and cooperative effort between the private sector and public agencies in Nevada. The Children’s Cabinet serves 11,000 Nevada families annually. Services including, providing food, shelter, and crisis intervention, child care assistance, academic support, parenting classes, and family counseling. Ensuring access to these services strengthens our community’s children and families.