For Youth...Someplace to Go. Someone to Help.
Safe Place, operated locally by Purdue Extension Benton County, partners with businesses and community organizations to provide immediate safety and support for local youth.
Communities all share a concern about the safety and welfare of their youth and search for ways to keep their young people safe. Safe Place is a program designed to provide access to immediate help and safety to young people at risk of abuse, neglect or serious family problems. It is a cost-effective program offering youth and their families access to counseling and effective resolution to their conflicts before their situation escalates beyond their control. Businesses, community buildings and buses are designated as Safe Place sites and prominently display a distinctive yellow and black Safe Place logo. Any youth can walk into a Safe Place and let an employee know that they need help. They are quickly connected with a youth serving agency that can provide the help they need.
Benton County Safe Place Call Hotline (765) 884-0080 (option 2)
Local Safe Place site locations include: http://bit.ly/SafePlacesinBentonCo
- Boswell Public Library
- Boswell Farmers and Merchants Bank
- Boswell Town Hall
- Oxford Public Library
- Templeton Ceres Solutions
- Benton Health and Wellness Center – Fowler
- Fowler IGA
- Benton County Public Library- Fowler
- Otterbein Pizza King
- Benton County Sheriff's Department
- Benton County EMS-Boswell
- Benton County EMS-Fowler
Interested in more about the Safe Place program contact Purdue Extension Benton County (765) 884-0140:
1. Local businesses interested in learning how to become a Safe Place site.
2. Adults interested in volunteering.
3. Request a presentation to an adult group or youth group.
To learn more about Safe Place you can visit www.nationalsafeplace.org
Safe Place Youth Presentation https://youtu.be/g4u1rgAemEA