Safe Place is an outreach program designed to help kids find immediate help and safety when they are faced with a crisis. Last year, the local Safe Place community initiative teamed up with Metro Transit to designate our buses as one of those places where youth can get help from supportive adults.
The Metro partnership is already making a difference in young lives, as seen in this story that Safe Place recently shared:
“At 1:30 a.m. on December 31, 2011, 17-year-old Jared was out of options. His chaotic home life led him to realize that he could no longer stay with his family. He wandered, unsure of where to go. When he finally got on a King County Metro bus, the driver took one look at him and asked if he needed help. When Jared said ‘Yes,’ the driver knew what number to call…” [read more]
As we celebrate “National Safe Place Week” through March 24, it’s a great time to say thanks to all our bus drivers for taking this extra step to protect our kids and our community.