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to view FULL LIST of all of our Safe Place locations, sorted by city
(in both Lake and Porter counties).
Updated: February 26, 2018

Immediate Safe Place help needed for youth in trouble, don't wait, call us now: 219-938-7070 then dial 0

Safe Place site staff, view the 8-minute
training video below

Program Coordinator: Gavin Mariano

Program Established: 1984

Program Motto: Where Kids Get Help...Fast!

Program Eligibility: Males, Females, Ages 10-17

Employment Opportunities: None (check back for more)

National Association: National Safe Place Services

Program Description: Project Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for young people in crisis through a network of Lake County sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers, and businesses.


Youth can get immediate help when they go into a public location that displays the Safe Place sign and ask for help.

For More Information or a Site Visit: Contact Program Coordinator: Gavin Mariano at (219) 938-7070



Fire Department Training

Interested in a presentation about Safe Place?

Call 219-938-7070 Ext 2707

or via email:

Program Coordinator Spotlight -

Gavin Mariano has worked with the Safe Place program since 2002; prior to becoming the coordinator in 2013.  He spearheaded the kickoff of Safe Place into Porter County in 2008.

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Latest News & Stories -

Most Recent Program News -

We're celebrating National Safe Place week 2017.

As the official 'Safe Place' agency for Lake and Porter counties, we cannot emphasize enough how grateful we are for the hundreds of businesses & mobile sites that display our sign.

We're celebrating March 19 - 25, 2017 as National Safe Place Week ( #NSPWeek2017) along with all of the 'Safe Place' programs in the United States.

CLICK HERE to read the official press release (PDF).


Just for Teens -

Check out National Safe Place exclusive teen page with activities, news, poems, advice and more. 

Click the image below to visit the Teen Page...

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