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It’s National Safe Place Week in Alexandria, Virginia

The City of Alexandria recognizes National Safe Place Week, March 15-21, with daily themed activities at Safe Place sites to raise awareness about the issues youth face and the resources available to youth in Alexandria. Themed activities include informative presentations to youth enrolled in the Out of School Time Programs, creating videos about the importance of Safe Place, wearing Safe Place yellow to show support, making crafts using selfies with Safe Place displays, and using social media with hashtag #NSPWeek2015 to share the results of the week’s activities.

Safe Place is a national organization that brings together community resources to provide immediate help and safety to teens facing abuse, neglect, bullying or other crisis situations. The Alexandria Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Department is a licensed Safe Place agency with 23 designated Safe Place sites, where trained staff are available to assist youth by locating needed services in crisis situations. To request assistance, youth may visit designated Safe Place sites, call the 24-hour hotline at 703.746.5400 or text “SAFE” and their current location to 69866.

Safe Place sites in Alexandria include:

  • Charles Barrett Recreation Center, 1115 Martha Custis Drive, Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, 3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
  • Community Lodgings, 607 Notabene Drive, Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 West Reed Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311
  • Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Oswald Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Patrick Henry Recreation Center, 4643 Taney Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311
  • Alexandria Fire Station #201, 317 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria Fire Station #202, 213 East Windsor Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Alexandria Fire Station #203, 2801 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria, VA 22302
  • Alexandria Fire Station #204, 900 Second Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria Fire Station #205, 1210 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria Fire Station #206, 4609 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Alexandria Fire Station #207, 3301 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Alexandria Fire Station #208, 175 North Paxton Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Alexandria Fire Station #209, 2800 Main Street, Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Carpenters Shelter, 930 N. Henry St. Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Center for Alexandria’s Children & Child Protective Services, 1900 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22311

For more information, please contact Outreach Recreation Leader and Safe Place Coordinator Michael Johnson at 703.746.5571 or by visiting alexandriava.gov/Recreation or www.nationalsafeplace.org.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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