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Originally chartered as a child protective agency in 1919, Safe Space has an 83-year history of protecting and nurturing children and their families. These are kids on the edge, families who are desperate. Here, at Safe Space they receive treatment, ... Read more
Originally chartered as a child protective agency in 1919, Safe Space has an 83-year history of protecting and nurturing children and their families. These are kids on the edge, families who are desperate. Here, at Safe Space they receive treatment, training and learn practical skills. So they don't just survive, they thrive. We believe in the resiliency of children and we are committed to bringing kids back from the edge, enabling them to actualize their own potential.
Safe Space is a not-for-profit organization that assists over 30,000 of New York's most at-risk kids and families. We concentrate our services on those most vulnerable- abused and neglected children. We provide a broad array of services- homes for teen mothers and their babies, emergency residences for adolescents in crisis, mental health services, creative arts therapy, community health education, school-based enrichment programs, The HOPE Players peer outreach/theater group for at-risk youth, and counseling targeted to young people. At Safe Space, more money goes directly to essential programs for children and their families. The Better Business Bureau recommends that a non-profit organization spend less than 50 cents of each dollar raised on administration and fundraising. Safe Space spends less than 8 cents per dollar for administrative and fundraising costs. That means over 92 cents of every dollar is going where it needs to go!