SAFE recognizes the importance of educational achievement. The primary focus of SAFE is to ensure that our clients are first, enrolled in school. Secondly, we make every effort to make sure our students are graduating grade school and high school. We offer after school homework help to clients all clients. Our volunteer tutors and SAFE staff facilitate one-on-one tutoring and homework assistance. SAFE creates a learning environment that stimulates intellectual development. We challenge our youth to find exciting ways to enjoy learning and to use new ideas and skills. SAFE staff facilitates a mutually beneficial relationship with school administration and teachers in order to ensure success of the SAFE student.
SAFE partners with community employment services to provide immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services to our clients. Our program specializes in helping young men who have barriers to employment and a history of abuse, gang affiliation, homelessness, and exploitation. We work with area employment services to identify internships, part-time, and long term employment. Our trained staff work hands on with clients to develop resumes, develop interviewing skills, and develop job readiness qualifications to ensure successful job placements.
What We Offer:
Safe and reliable housing.
Strong guidance through mentorships.
Counseling for trauma and mental illness.
Job readiness training through partnerships.
Service to help close the educational achievement gap.
Support services to the families of our youth.
"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted."
- Garrison Keillor -
As part of our mental health counseling, we offer our clients regular mental health treatment sessions with licensed counselors to address trauma and mental illness. The treatment sessions are designed to confront the client’s personal problems, in a one-on-one setting, to discover feasible solutions in recovery. Along with daily therapeutic sessions, SAFE facilitates monthly support groups. The group sessions encourage client camaraderie in compassionate and empathetic, open discussion.
Our family support services offers the families of our youth mental health support, knowledge of community services, and basic needs assistance.