The Power of Good Campaign
Please support Safe Place and the Children’s Cabinet by voting in the Power of Good Campaign! First place winners will receive $10,000, second place $3,000 and third place $2,000 for both northern Nevada and southern Nevada.
NV Energy customers can participate in online voting June 17 through June 21 (one vote per person per day, must be a Nevada resident).
Winners will be announced no later than June 28. The giveaway empowers NV Energy customers to play a role in directing financial support to nonprofit organizations and causes that are important to them. The Power of Good Giveaway is just one of the ways the NV Energy Foundation supports hundreds of nonprofits each year. The Foundation is not funded by customers.
IF YOU ARE A TEEN AND YOU NEED HELP, Dial 1-800-536-4588 or TEXT “SAFE” and current location to 4HELP (44357) to access a Children’s Cabinet Case Manager and a safe place.
What is Safe Place?
The Children’s Cabinet helps over 300 local youth through Safe Place and related runaway and homeless youth services each year. And, the street and school outreach team reaches an additional 13,000 youth by giving presentations, distributing resources and information, or talking one-on-one. 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 that youth can call or text 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 shelter if necessary, and then assisting with family counseling and case management. Project Safe Place in Washoe County also maintains a growing network of over 65 local businesses, including McDonald’s restaurants, retail stores, restaurants, the entire fleet of RTC buses, and more, that are trained to receive youth and to contact The Children’s Cabinet immediately. For more on Safe Place locations click here.
Safe Place is a national network of more than 21,000 partnering businesses and community locations, such as fast-food restaurants, convenience stores, fire stations, public buses and libraries, which display the Safe Place sign in their windows. In addition to Safe Place sites, youth may also access immediate help via TXT 4 HELP, a text-for support service for youth in crisis. Teens can text the word “safe” and their current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) to receive a message with the closest Safe Place location and the number for the local youth shelter. Users also have the option to text interactively with a counselor for more help.