Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. Nearly 20,000 community and business locations nationwide display the yellow and black Safe Place sign, making help readily available. Locations include libraries, YMCAs, fire stations, grocery stores, public busses, social service facilities, and now several McDonald’s locations in San Joaquin, Amador, and Sacramento counties.

STEP ONE   A young person enters McDonald’s and asks for help.
STEP TWO   A Golden State Restaurant Group employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait and calls the licensed Safe Place agency.
STEP THREE   Within 20-30 minutes, a qualified Safe Place volunteer or agency staff member will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to the agency.

Golden State Restaurant Group is honored to assist the Women’s Center Youth & Family Services in their effort to build a safer and stronger community. Each of the Golden State Restaurant Group McDonald’s restaurants are certified as a Safe Place. The Regional Transit District assists in the partnership with each San Joaquin County restaurant. Sacramento and Amador county locations are supported by other agencies in their respective regions to help facilitate and promote the Safe Place program.