Safe House for teens

Virginia Sellner (wch@vcn.com)
Mon, 18 May 1998 08:27:31 -0600 (MDT)


What do you know about setting up a 'safe house' for teenagers that are on
the street (or any children for that matter)  We have several people who
think that perhaps that is a project that we should get involved in -- but
we know little about liabilities, supervision, etc.  How is the best wy to
begin?

Warm weather is back here now, and with it comes a lot of young people who
cannot stay in the shelter here because they are under 18, so they are sent
out on the street.  They can be in our day center of course but that does
not help them at night.

Sometimes these young ones are much younger than they indicate.  

How does one begin a project of this type?

Virginia Sellner
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