January 18th, 2012
Houston Helps: S.A.F.E. – Safe Affirming Family Environment
Houston is a generous city. In unearthing and seeking out Houston’s untold story, we figured telling of its charitable nature needed to be part of this ever growing tale. That being said, here’s another opportunity to give back to this city. Love Houston. Help Houston.
Safe Affirming Family Environment, is a non-profit organization helping homeless and foster youth and young adults transition to independent living, particularly those GLBTQ.
The Safe Spot
A Safe Spot is a drop-in and resource center helping those foster and homeless youth and young adults who have aged out of the foster care system, are currently homeless or are simply struggling and in need of guidance and assistance.
S.A.F.E.’s permanent Safe Spot location at 2819 Hillcroft Ave, Houston TX 77057, offers a drop-in and homework center, along with a youth room and meeting space for other events.
They currently offer an additional Safe Spot on the 1st Saturday of each month at 3205 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006, where free food and other goodies are available, along with special guest services from the community. Volunteers are available to refer clients to local organizations offering services in need while also offering a listening ear.
Monthly Youth Group:
S.A.F.E. aims to establish a monthly youth group meeting available to all GLBTQ foster youth and their allies, currently in CPS, 13-18 years of age. Game nights, movie nights, discussion nights, and an array of other activities are planned for these monthly events.
Advocate and Mentoring:
Volunteers in the community work with their clients as an advocate and mentor by giving of their time at one of S.A.F.E.’s weekly or monthly events.
2819 Hillcroft Ave | Houston TX 77057 (Map) or on the first Saturday of every month 3205 Montrose Blvd. | Houston, TX 77006 (Map)
Website: safehavenforall.ning.com/ or thesafespothouston.com/
Facebook: SAFE – Safe, Affirming, Family Environment