LSS Launches 'Safe Place' Program

By KBJR News 1

April 25, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- Young people, dealing with crises in their lives, now have a safe place to go to get help.

Lutheran Social Service is expanding its counseling services in the Duluth region, and partnering with others to make sure Northland kids are kept safe.

Any young person in crisis who stops at any location with a "Safe Place" sign will receive counseling support within 30 minutes.

Currently the Duluth Transit Authority, including the buses, YMCA, Valley Youth Center, and LSS Renaissance House are safe places.
LSS spokespeople say they hope to increase safe sites once the program gets going.

"Instead of waiting for youth to come to us and seek help, they can go through many sites in the community," said LeAnna Hudson with LSS.

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