Do you have a question about our youth shelters or services? Please read the answers to important questions here.
If I decide to check into Safe House, will my parents be notified?
Yes. Unless there is a significant threat to the youth’s safety, by law, we must notify parents within 48 hours of shelter entrance.
Do youth clients pay for services?
No. Youth are not expected to pay for any of the services they receive from any of the Youth Services programs. To build financial literacy skills and encourage money management, the Opportunity House shelter program mandates a savings plan, but each young person’s contributions are returned to them in full when they complete the program.
What do I need to bring to shelter?
If possible, clothing can be brought with you to shelter. Emergency clothing can be provided to those who have no extra clothing. It is not recommended that any item of value be brought into shelter. All food and hygiene items are provided to all youth residents. Cell phones are not allowed at Safe House emergency shelter and will be locked up until program exit.
Where are the youth shelters located?
During normal business hours, all of the Youth Service Programs, including access to shelters are located at 729 N California Street in Stockton. After hours, youth may access Safe House emergency shelter at 436 E Flora Street in Stockton.
How can at-risk or homeless youth access your services?
Youth can access program services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Points of entry include our 24/7 helpline, our emergency shelter and during normal business hours, our youth drop-in center. Staff members at each of these sites are trained to link youth on the street with additional services in the County as necessary.
What should I do if I see a youth on the street who could use help?
Tell them about Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services! They should call our toll-free number (1-800-769-4357) to be linked with a hot meal and a warm bed that night.