Safe Place & Community Resources

Safe Place

We're here to listen.

With a focus on positive youth development, our cause is to strengthen families by giving children and families the resources they need for a better future.

Whatever the problem, we're here to help.

You only get to grow up once. And the experiences you have now will shape the person you become. So if you’re having trouble at home, at school — or if you’ve fallen into bad habits like drinking and drug use — we can help you make your situation better. We’re not here to judge or to preach. We’re just here to help teens like you find out who you are, who you want to be, and encourage you to make decisions that will help you to reach your potential.


What is Safe Place?

Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety. Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country.

Which YMCAs are Safe Places?

In partnership with The Place (formerly Urban Peak) and the Pikes Peak Library District, 10 YMCA facilities are designated Safe Place sites, including the Briargate YMCA, the Cottonwood Creek YMCA, the Downtown YMCA, the YMCA at First & Main, the Fountain Valley YMCA, the Southeast YMCA, the Tri-Lakes YMCA and the YMCA Association Offices. The Banning Lewis Ranch Recreation Center is also a Safe Place.

Community Resources

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Proud Sponsors & Partners

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Accreditation Partners