Participate in this Safe Place poll and see how the news is spreading to others across the country. With growth comes increased opportunity, such as technology (both platform and skill), larger communities, and creative new ways to make our world easier and more convenient.
However, these new opportunities and ways of living also increase the risk of unsafe situations and environments for young people.
A poetic etymology from the Wolof people states that the name derives from the local term Sunugal, meaning "our dugout canoe" (everyone is in the same boat).
The Republic of Senegal became independent in 1960 after three centuries of French colonial rule.
anniversary of Safe Place, a nationally recognized outreach program for youth.
Learn more about Safe Place's storied history and join us in celebrating the incredible individuals, licensed agencies, and partners who've strengthened the safety net for youth. National Safe Place Network's biennial conference, Focus 2018: "Heart of the Matter," will take place July 18-20, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.
As we continue to open ourselves up to what the world has to offer, youth continue to be faced with more and increasingly difficult challenges.
It's a critical time to ensure every young person has someplace to go and someone to help. TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide, 24-hour text-for-support service for teens in crisis.
Our nation’s young people deserve safety and shelter, and many youth feel they don’t have either.
Dakar, the capital since independence in 1960, lies on the Cap Vert peninsula, the most westerly point in Africa.
Before independence, Dakar was the capital of French West Africa (AOF, or l'Afrique Occidentale Francçaise ), which included nine French-speaking West African states. The spread of education and increased economic opportunity have modified a traditional social structure based on kinship, but the majority of the people adhere to the traditional values of Kersa (respect for others) and Tegin (good manners).
Media Statement from National Domestic Violence Hotline CEO Regarding U. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Reversal of Immigration Court Ruling Granting Asylum Protection for Domestic Violence Survivors Media Statement from National Domestic Violence Hotline CEO Regarding U. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Reversal of Immigration Court Ruling Granting Asylum Protection for Domestic Violence Survivors Since 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence.
With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.