Hopeline: 1-877-720-0007


Youth who have run away from home and do not feel safe to return home, can enter any place bearing the yellow and black SAFE PLACE sign, 24/7. They will immediately be connected to YCC and be transported home or to our shelter. It’s our mission to keep these children safely off the streets while we work to reunite them with their families or find a safe, stable alternate living environment.

We’re proud to partner with businesses, governmental agencies and non-profits including:

  • City of Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
  • Jacksonville Fire Stations
  • Jacksonville Transit Authority
  • The Home Depot
  • Jacksonville Public Libraries
  • Sam’s Club
  • Wal-Mart

As one of the largest SAFE PLACE operations in the nation, YCC helps runaways and homeless children find their way back to their families across the U.S. We have partnered with The National Runaway Home Free Program to provide transportation via Greyhound Bus for children whose parents cannot afford to pay for their return home.

You do not need to go to a SAFE PLACE location to receive help. You can contact YCC at (904) 725-6662 or toll-free at 1-877-720-0007 anytime.

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