Margaret’s Place

The Margaret’s Place Room is a dedicated safe room in schools where students can go to talk or “hang out” in a comfortable environment that feels safe to them – a place where respect and confidentiality are the rule.

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Empowering Youth by Providing Help And Hope

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The Margaret’s Place Room

The Margaret’s Place program model provides integrated and comprehensive healing services in schools through designated “safe rooms” to youth who are impacted by violence and trauma.

Individual & Group Counseling

Individual and Group Counseling are provided by a full-time masters level Margaret’s Place counselor to students who have witnessed or experienced abuse.

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A Violence Prevention Curriculum

Our Violence Prevention Curriculum entitled, Youth Empowered to Speak (YES), is taught over five weeks in 7th and 9th grade classrooms, and is designed to address specific knowledge objectives related to violence prevention and to empower young people to play a role in ending the cycle of violence.

School-Wide Awareness Campaigns

School-Wide Awareness Campaign mobilizes the entire school community around themes of respect and violence prevention.

Peer Leadership

Our Violence Prevention Curriculum entitled, Youth Empowered to Speak (YES), is taught over five weeks in 7th and 9th grade classrooms, and is designed to address specific knowledge objectives related to violence prevention and to empower young people to play a role in ending the cycle of violence.

Staff Training

Staff Training provides teachers, administrators, and support personnel with an overview of domestic violence, how it impacts youth, and what to do if family violence is suspected.

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Parent Support

Parent Support includes counseling groups, informational workshops, and referrals and resources for parents and families exposed to violence.

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Where We Work

Safe At Home has 20 Margaret’s Place program sites in communities across the country. Each year, SAH provides services to more than 19,000 young people ages 11 through 18 in schools and community-based settings, many of whom are impacted by trauma and violence in their homes, schools, and communities.

  • New York City

  • Los Angeles

  • Westchester

  • Union City

  • Cincinnati

  • Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment (BASE) High School
  • College Academy
  • Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science
  • JHS 143 Eleanor Roosevelt
  • JHS 217 Robert Van Wyck Middle School
  • Bassett High School
  • Centennial High School
  • Duarte High School
  • John Adams Middle School
  • John H. Glenn High School
  • Marina del Rey Middle School
  • Santa Monica High School
  • Southeast Academy
  • Venice Senior High School
  • Washington Preparatory High School
  • Cross Hill Academy
  • Peekskill Middle School
  • White Plains High School
  • Union Hill Middle School
  • Riverview East Academy

New York City

  • Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment (BASE) High School
  • College Academy
  • Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science
  • JHS 143 Eleanor Roosevelt
  • JHS 217 Robert Van Wyck Middle School

Los Angeles

  • Bassett High School
  • Centennial High School
  • Duarte High School
  • John Adams Middle School
  • John H. Glenn High School
  • Marina del Rey Middle School
  • Santa Monica High School
  • Southeast Academy
  • Venice Senior High School
  • Washington Preparatory High School

Westchester

  • Cross Hill Academy
  • Peekskill Middle School
  • White Plains High School

Union City

  • Union Hill Middle School

Cincinnati

  • Riverview East Academy