Project Safe Place
Project Safe Place is a national crisis prevention program for children and teens. Family Connection is the provider of Safe Place services for Jefferson and Shelby counties. If a young person needs help for any reason, he or she can go to any business or public institution displaying the yellow and black Safe Place sign. Sites include fire stations, grocery stores, YMCA’s and public buildings. All sites are trained to call Family Connection ‘s 24 hour help line, and a Safe Place case worker will be immediately be sent to pick up the child or teen, assess the situation and provide assistance.
Why would a young person need Safe Place help? if he or she is a runaway, lost, in danger being abused locked out of the house, kidnapped, having trouble at home or school, avoiding a bully on a unsafe date or in the car with an unsafe or drunk driver. The program is free for any child or teen that needs help.
The Hoover Fire Department is proud to be a part of the Safe Place Community Program. Every fire station in the City of Hoover is designated a Safe Place site. To use the program, all a child or teen needs to do is enter any Hoover Fire Station and tell the Firefighter that he or she needs Safe Place help.