Youth in Need Offers a Safe Place for Young People to Go

Alyssa Barber

In 1974, a group of volunteers founded Youth in Need, because they saw a problem with the way troubled youth is treated in the community. Safe Place is a program created by Youth in Need that provides secure places that teens can access and other services to help them in times of crisis. The program now serve more than 12,000 youths in the area. Find out ways you can help by visiting

“We work with them and their families to make sure that they’re healthy and safe and achieve success in life,” Karen Sieve said.