Safe Place for Youth

The Washington County Library System is a designated Safe Place partner. St. George, Santa Clara, Washington and Hurricane branch locations are available to assist youth in crisis. The Safe Place initiative is a national youth outreach and assistance program for young people under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

As a collaborative community assistance initiative, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making trained help readily available to youth in communities across the country and in our area.

Youth may experience difficult problems during their young lives. These may lead young people to make difficult, and sometimes dangerous decisions in an effort to escape their issues. Providing a Safe Place as a resource for youth provides a safety net for them, thereby strengthening families and our community. For more information, please call your library branch.