The problem of child abuse and neglect continues to plague our community. In 1996, Greenbriar established Project Safe Place, which focuses on the prevention of child abuse and neglect by partnering with local businesses to provide safe havens for children in need. We have established over 130 Safe Place sites including convenience stores, fast food restaurants, grocery stores, fire stations, and recreational facilities. When a child seeks help at one of these sites, a trained volunteer or staff member responds immediately and offers services which may include emergency shelter, individual or family counseling, or other referrals as needed. The Safe Place Program also includes presentations at schools and community centers to educate children about child abuse prevention and available assistance.