Youth need only to call our 24-hour Hotline 757.498.HELP or 1.866.751.7640 to get help fast. Through our hotline youth can talk with a trained residential counselor or arrange a safe place pick-up to our shelters instead of trying to survive on the streets.
“Safe Place” Site List
Seton Youth Shelters is a licensed Safe Place Agency, securing affiliation with the National Safe Place Organization, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Safe Place is a national youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. This community initiative involves the whole community to provide safe havens and resources for youth in crisis.
Safe Place creates a network of “Safe Place” locations–youth friendly businesses, schools, fire stations, libraries, YMCAs and other appropriate public buildings that display the distinctive yellow and black Safe Place sign. These Safe Place sites extend the doors of the youth emergency shelter or youth service agency throughout the community. Youth are easily able to access immediate help wherever they are.
Seton Youth Shelters operates a 24-Hour Hotline (757.498.HELP), where youth in crisis can talk directly with our Residential Counselors. The same 24-Hour Hotline serves as the point of contact to access Safe Place Services 24 hours a day. Our Street Outreach staff serves as Safe Place’s Emergency Response Teams during street outreach hours of operation. Trained Staff and Volunteers serve on Emergency Response Teams for after-hours crises. All staff and volunteers undergo required background checks to work with children in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Consider sponsoring Seton Youth Shelters as a Safe Place Site for One Year