Safe Place is a national program that’s run in Marion and Hamilton county by us at Stopover. It’s a program that’s denoted with yellow and black Safe Place signs on businesses and organizations that show that a child could come there for safety if they need help. It started in 1983 in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then it has spread to 37 states right now. It’s something that’s available for kids whenever they need help. Whatever reason they might need to trust an adult, they can go to where they see a Safe Place sign. In Indianapolis, we have all the libraries, all the fire stations, every IndyGo bus, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s, every Indy parks community center – over 450 sites marked with the signs, ready to help kids.
—Jonathon, Safe Place coordinator at Stopover

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