Short-term residential care and counseling offering a safe refuge for homeless and runaway youth as well as respite and intervention to families in crisis. Follow up counseling and stable living placement assistance provided; serving youth ages 10 to 17.
Youth who have family problems and conflict, who have run away from home or are homeless, are having school-related problems, or any youth who is in crisis and needs respite care are welcome.
Services are provided on an individualized basis. While at SafePlace2B, youth are provided with individual and group counseling, life skills, education and recreational activities. Family counseling is available while a youth is at SafePlace2B and can be continued through the Family Counseling office after leaving the residence.
SafePlace2B services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in three locations: Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Bradenton.
- SafePlace2B in Clearwater, 727.298.1606
- SafePlace2B in St. Petersburg, 727.893.1893
- SafePlace2B in Bradenton, 941.708.5850
History of SafePlace2B: Several years ago, a focus group was held with young people to help us name our emergency shelter. As a result of this discussion, we renamed our short-term crisis shelter SafePlace2B. The young people of our community told us that this name encourages those facing difficult home-life situations to feel safe and comfortable when asking for help.
Police, fire departments, school counselors, our own counselors, and family members refer young people to our shelters.
Over the course of a few days to a few weeks, most families are reunited with a new outlook on problem-solving and an entirely new plan to avoid problems that lead to runaway or acting-out behaviors.
SafePlace2B Shelters are located in Clearwater and St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, and in Bradenton in Manatee County