It may be on the move, but when you see a Metro bus with a safe place decal, it’s also a safe place for youths 18 years old and younger who are in danger.
Safe Place is a national program for youth and/or families in crisis situations. The program assists young people needing emergency help, hotline counseling and transportation to shelter.
The situation may be difficult, but getting help from The Metro is easy. Youths who are in intimidating or dangerous situations need only to board a Metro bus to request help. The Metro operator will contact KCATA dispatcher who will arrange transportation so that the youth can be picked up by Safe Place staff.
The Metro joins more than 7,000 businesses across the country providing youths access to services when they’re experiencing difficult circumstances.