Project Safe Place provides emergency shelter in Memphis
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Project Safe Place

Memphis Safe Place Emergency Shelter for Teens

1582 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

How to Get to Youth Villages Runaway Shelter
Teenagers in need of help can access Safe Place in three ways:

  • In Memphis, come to the Youth Villages Runaway Shelter. It is located at 1582 Poplar in Midtown. MAP. Or call 276-SAFE for directions.
  • Call the Safe Place hotline: (901) 276-SAFE. You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Go to any Safe Place site - businesses, governmental buildings and churches throughout the Memphis area (see list below).

Find a Safe Place nationwide at Youth in crisis can text the word SAFE and their current location to the number 69866 and they will receive an address of the nearest Safe Place site and contact number for the local youth shelter. In cities that don't have a Safe Place program, the youth will receive the name and number of the youth shelter or, if there is no local shelter, the National Runaway Switchboard Hotline Number (1-800-RUNAWAY).

Safe Place Locations in the Memphis/Shelby County area

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
  • Brooks Museum of Art
  • City of Memphis Community Centers
  • Fire Administration Department
  • Girl’s Inc.
  • Kroger
  • Memphis Libraries:
    Central, Cordova, Crenshaw, Gaston Park, North,
    Raleigh and Whitehaven
  • Memphis Union Mission
  • MLGW
  • Youth Villages Safe Place Shelter
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Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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