Monday, November 21, 2011

National Safe Place Launches TXT 4 HELP Service

National Safe Place launches a new project TXT 4 HELP this afternoon, November 21st. TXT 4 HELP offers teens the location of the closest place where they can receive help and safety. Teens in crisis can text the word "SAFE" and their current location (Street address, City, State) to the number 69866 to receive contact information and location of the closest Safe Place site and local youth shelter. In cities without Safe Place locations teens will receive the name and number of a local youth shelter or if there is no local shelter the National Runaway Switchboard Hotline Number (1-800-RUNAWAY).

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