• June 16, 2021
 El Paso Center for Children celebrates National Safe Place Week

El Paso Center for Children celebrates National Safe Place Week

As next week is National Safe Place Week, officials with the El Paso Center for Children are taking it as an opportunity to raise awareness so youth can get to safety, and to recognize local businesses and youth service providers who give their time, resources, and energy to make the community a safer place for homeless and runaway young people.

“Whether a young person is escaping family conflict or domestic violence, is being exploited on the streets, or has been displaced because of the pandemic, our team is here to help provide or find food, shelter or housing, and access to a wide range of other supports,” said Beth Senger, CEO of the El Paso Center for Children.

“A yellow diamond-shaped sign with black lettering saying ‘Safe Place’ is displayed by our network partners. Those partners will connect a visitor who needs help to our staff.”

For 102 years, El Paso Center for Children has provided specialized care and services for four generations of children and families.

“Today, we continue serving youth living with different challenges, among them youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, who have run away, or who have been trafficked,” officials add.

As the National Safe Place lead agency for El Paso, the Center has created a network of 79 community partners who serve as an access point to the agency’s continuum of services and links to other providers in El Paso.

Center officials are inviting current community partners and those interested in learning more about Safe Place to a one-hour virtual informational meeting on March 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM via a their website.

The network of Safe Place sites is an extension of the center’s outreach to homeless and runaway youth.

El Paso Center for Children, together with a network of 79 Safe Place sites in El Paso have a goal of establishing community-wide support to identify and protect the most vulnerable young people.

These sites include:

Sun Metro

Montana Vista La Fe Community Center

Rae Gilmore Community Center

Rio Vista Community Center

Sacred Heart Community Center

Texas A&M Resource Center

YMCA

Fire Stations # 01-37

ARFF Airport Fire Station

Clint Fire Department

Fire Dept. Headquarters and Fire Dept. Training Academy

Socorro Fire Department

West Valley Fire Department

West TX Community-Alameda Probation Office

La Fe Centro de Salud Familiar

Planned Parenthood – Desert Rainbow Center

Alameda Recreation Center

Armijo Recreation Center

Chamizal Recreation Center

Chihuahita Recreation Center

Don Haskins Recreation Center

Eastside Regional Recreation Center

Galatzan Recreation Center

Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center

Leona Ford Washington Parks & Rec

Lomaland Recreation Center

Marty Robbins Recreation Center

Multipurpose Recreation Center

Nolan Richardson Recreation Center

Officer David Ortiz Recreation Center

Pat O’ Rourke Recreation Center

San Juan Parks & Recreation Center

Seville Parks& Rec

Veterans Recreation Center Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club Kennedy

Boys & Girls Club Montana Vista

Boys & Girls Club Travis Patti

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