Where We Work

Safe At Home has 14 Margaret’s Place program sites in communities across the country. Each year, SAH provides services to over 12,000 young people ages 6 through 18 in schools and community-based settings, many of whom are impacted by trauma and violence in their homes, schools, and communities.

Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment (BASE) High School
Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem
Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science
JHS 217 Robert Van Wyck Middle School
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica
John Adams Middle School
Marina del Rey Middle School
Venice Senior High School
Cross Hill Academy
Peekskill Middle School
White Plains High School
Union Hill Middle School
Riverview East Academy

How We Work

Margaret’s Place

The Margaret’s Place program model provides integrated comprehensive and healing services in schools through designated “safe” rooms to youth who are impacted by violence and trauma in order to empower them to live healthy lives free of violence.

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Powerful Results

Exposure to violence, without timely intervention, has significant and damaging long-term effects like increased risk of social isolation, school absenteeism, drug use, anxiety, juvenile delinquency, and suicide. However, there is hope. These effects can be mitigated by having safe spaces, like Margaret’s Place, for youth in which they are empowered to share their story alongside the presence of a supportive adult.  

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Transformational Stories

Margaret’s Places’ layered approach raises youth consciousness about violence and its effects on individuals and communities. At Margaret’s Place, we work to empower youth and help them find their voice.

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Training

Training for school staff, from educators to support staff, provides professionals with an overview of domestic violence, how it impacts youth, and what to do if violence exposure is suspected.

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Awareness Campaign

Safe At Home’s “End the Cycle” and “Not All Scars Are Visible” national advertising campaigns highlight the long-term impact of exposure to violence can have on children.  These campaigns were made possible through a partnership with gyro New York and have been featured on nationally on television, in newspapers and online.

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