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Memphis Safe Place Details

Our Poplar Group Home in Memphis also serves as a Safe Place emergency shelter for runaway and homeless teens who need help fast.

Staffed 24 hours a day, the runaway shelter is for teens, aged 13 to 17, who are seeking respite from family problems or find themselves in any dangerous situation.

Many teens make the decision to "hit the streets" when things get tough at home or in school. Safe Place provides easy access to Youth Villages Runaway Shelter services through a network of local business and organizations in Memphis & Shelby County. Safe Place sites can be identified by the yellow and black Safe Place sign displayed at their entrances (see list at right).

Teens who need help can go to these locations to connect with trained volunteers as well as transportation to the shelter. 

For more information about Safe Place or the assistance provided, call (901) 276-SAFE. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about Youth Villages Runaway Shelter, e-mail

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1582 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

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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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