Teen Parent Program at Buckner Place
Provides safety and guidance to teen moms and their babies; empowers young moms to care for themselves and their children so they may become independent families. Offered in Jacksonville.
Independent Living Apartments at Buckner Place
Provides safe, stable housing for young adults ages 18 to 23 who have exited foster care without families and for teen moms exiting the Teen Parent Program. Provides guidance, encouragement and support as residents prepare for independence and adulthood. Offered in Jacksonville.
Provides safe, stable housing for young adults ages 18 to 23 who have exited foster care without families. Provides guidance, encouragement and support as residents prepare for independence and adulthood. Offered in Orlando.
Safe Place Shelters
Provides emergency shelter, counseling and basic necessities to youth ages 10 to 17 who are in crisis. May also serve as an immediate short-term safe haven for children and teens in foster care.
WaveCREST: Serves youth in St Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties
Safe Harbor: Serves youth in Palm Beach County.
Youth who need a Safe Place Shelter can go to any fire station, library or business with the yellow “Safe Place” sign. Youth can also text the word “safe” and their current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357). Within seconds, they’ll will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency. For immediate help, youth can reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.