Through a network of local businesses and public sites, Safe Place gives youth in crisis access to immediate help and safety. If you are on the run, kicked out, homeless or in danger for any reason, simply go to any of the 50 ‘Safe Place’ sites in Lincoln.
How It Works
- FIND A SAFE PLACE SITE (Designated with a yellow ‘Safe Place’ sign)
See below for a general list and map –OR– Text SAFE to 69866.
- ASK FOR HELP
The trained site employee will call our PCM Safe Place advocate.
- RECEIVE SHELTER & ASSISTANCE
The PCM Safe Place advocate will come and meet with you and, if necessary, provide transportation to the People’s City Mission for temporary shelter until the best course of action can be determined and put into place.
Our Safe Place program has two designated rooms set aside for Safe Place youth. Every Safe Place guest is provided with a bed (or cot), three meals a day, shower facilities, personal hygiene items, clean clothing and laundry facilities. Through the Safe Place program, young people have a chance to work through their problems with the support of caring people who offer supportive services to both them and their families.
Safe Place Sites
- Lincoln Fire and Rescue Stations (ALL)
- Hy-Vee (ALL)
- U-Stop (ALL)
- Scooter’s Coffeehouse (ALL)
- The Bay
- The Gameroom
- Campus Life
- Lincoln Journal Star
- News Link
- Whitehead Oil Company office building
- JPK Investment Motors
Every month, there are youth who stay at the Mission as part of the Safe Place program; and there are countless other young people who are reaching out and getting guidance and assistance through our Safe Place advocate.
We are thankful that we can be there for youth all around Lincoln who at some point will need a listening ear, a helping hand, a safe place to go in times of crisis; and that’s what the Safe Place program provides.