A Desert Oasis Where Youth Won’t Feel Deserted!
Regardless of the situation – family troubles, addiction, despair, depression, bullying – we open our doors to youth at SafeHouse of the Desert. It’s a cool place from the heat, and from the “heat of life,” where youth find other teens just like themselves…trying to get hooked on a positive way of being in the world.
Our Thousand Palms Emergency Shelter program provides immediate help to youth and families experiencing crisis situations. When families come to us, they’re usually at their wit’s end—parents are frustrated and children don’t know where to turn. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for teens and their families who need help negotiating the often challenging road from childhood to independent adult life.
In business for nearly 20 years and with shelters in Riverside and Thousand Palms, Operation SafeHouse is well equipped to handle runaway, homeless and other youth in crisis. Teens who don’t know where else to go are always welcome at our shelters—all they have to do is show up.
Parents who are interested in early intervention are encouraged to call us to set up a screening for their child. At the screening, they meet with a Marriage and Family Therapist who tells them more about what they can expect to receive from our holistic approach and listens to the struggles they’re having.
Finally, a sense of relief…of hope.
After being admitted to our program, the teen participates in a structured, 21-day program that gives them and their families hope that things CAN get better—trust CAN be rebuilt, lines of communication CAN be reopened. They see a therapist on a daily basis, participate in group therapy with other clients and receive the daily structure and support they need to make a start at resolving the family conflicts they’re having.
We involve parents every step of the way. They attend weekly family counseling sessions and are encouraged to participate in parenting classes both while their child is in the program and after they graduate.
We’re here for families in crisis, every hour of every day.
Call (760) 343-3211 for more information.
Here’s a short video about SafeHouse of the Desert. Check it out!