The OLG Pastoral Center is an official "Safe Place Site" for youth in crisis between the ages of 12 and 17. As a Safe Place site, we partner with Youth Care and a whole network of other sites to provide a welcoming and safe spot for youth who have run away from home, are homeless, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. If a youth in crisis comes to our office, we can connect them with a Safe Place Coordinator who can assist them over the phone or in person to find emergency shelter, reunite with family, or make a safety plan. Many youth who run away from home are victims of abuse and many youth on the street end up being abused and exploited. Being a Safe Place site is one way to help end the cycle.