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For more information about Safe Place, call 831-373-4421 or email us.


24-hour runaway and homeless youth helpline:



Safe Place

590 Pearl Street

Monterey, CA 93940


M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm


Weekly Drop-In Night:

Monterey Youth Center

777 Pearl Street

Monterey, CA 93940


Thursdays at 5:30pm


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Safe PlaceSafe Place is a comprehensive program for runaway and homeless youth that provides everything from street outreach and survival aid to counseling and family reunification.



  • Individual, group and family counseling to help resolve crises and reunite youth with their families
  • Street Smart groups provide education about sexual behavior and STD's
  • Seven Challenges groups provide education and intervention from drug and alcohol programs
  • Weekly Drop-In Night at the Monterey Youth Center provides a hot meal and recreational activities for youth
  • 24-hour access to temporary shelter
  • Informal street-based counseling and survival aid including food, clothing, and hygiene items
  • Teen Action Board (TAB) offers volunteer, advocacy and leadership opportunities for youth



Safe Place's services are free of charge.