Street Outreach & Safe Place

Operation SafeHouse has been providing the Street Outreach program to entrenched street youth ages 11-24 since 1997. Our team is in the community six days a week at locations where runaway and homeless youth are known to congregate. They are given referrals, hygiene products, snacks, water and transportation to our shelters or transitional living programs if they would like to move from the streets into a safe and stable environment. Youth can also access our program through our Safe Place partner sites, including 114 RTA bus routes that provide “mobile” Safe Place transportation to their hubs or our shelter from anywhere in western Riverside County.

Contact Information for Operation SafeHouse – Street Outreach
Phone: 951-515-4614
Email:streetoutreach@operationsafehouse.org

Safe Place Program

Our Safe Place program is how we reach out to teens and their families who may not know we’re here for them. Project Safe Place is a national program found in communities all across the United States. It partners local businesses and places like fire departments and police stations with the local youth shelter.

In Riverside County, there are over 250 Safe Place locations including all the fire stations, police stations and Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) and Sunline buses. Any child in crisis or who needs help can access our shelter by going into any location displaying the Safe Place sign. Safe Place allows Operation SafeHouse to have “virtual doors” throughout the community so that children can access our services no matter where they are.

Each year, we make presentations to over 30,000 7th-12th grade students by visiting their classrooms and talking about the Safe Place program and where to go if they need help. We show them what the sign looks like and what to do if they ever find themselves facing a situation they don’t know how to deal with.

We’re actively involved in making presentations to the community about who we are and what we do. We attend health fairs and staff meetings and make presentations to service clubs like the local Rotary, Optimist and Lion’s Clubs. We’re busy making sure that the community knows about us and that families in crisis know where to turn when they need our help.

If you would like to know more about our program, please contact AJ Vasquez at avasquez@operationsafehouse.org

Safe Place Sites

SafeHouse has 187 Safe Place locations including participating Riverside City Parks, Riverside City Fire stations, Public Libraries, Youth Opportunity Centers, and Riverside Transit Agency buses. Any child in crisis or who needs help can access our shelter by going into any location displaying the Safe Place sign. Safe Place allows SafeHouse to have “virtual doors” throughout the community so that children can access our services no matter where they are.

For more information on the National Safe Place Program, please visit their website.

Name Address Phone
Arlanza Branch Library 8267 Philbin, Riverside, CA 92503 951-826-2217
Arlington Branch Library 9556 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 951-826-2291
Boardwell Park 2008 Martin Lunther King Blvd., Riverside, CA 92507 951-826-5355
Bobby Bonds Park Cesar Chavez Youth Center 2060 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 951-826-2272
Casa Blanca Family Learning Center 2985 Madison Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 951-826-2120
Cesar E. Chavez Perris Library 163 E. San Jacinto, Perris, CA 92570 951-657-2358
CFLC Hemet Empower Youth Opportunity Center 6840 State Street, Hemet, CA 92543 951-75-0917
City of Hemet Policd Department 450 Latham Ave., Hemet, CA 92543 951-765-2408
Community Health Systems, Inc. 2933 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 951-224-8220
Corona Chamber of Commerce 904 West Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92869 951-737-3550
Corona Home Gardens Library 3785 S. Neece Street, Corona, CA 92879 951-279-2148
Corona Police Department 730 Corporation Yard Way, Corona, CA 92880 951-736-2330
Corona Public Library 650 Main Street, Corona, CA 92882 951-736-2388
Eastvale Library 7447 Scholar Way, Eastvale, CA 92880 951-273-2025
El Cerito Library 7581 Rudell Rd., Corona, CA 92881 951-270-5012
First Congregational Church 3504 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 95202 951-684-2494
French Valley Public Library 31526 Skyview Rd., Winchester, CA 92596 951-926-6636
Glen Avon Library 9244 Galena St., Riverside, CA 92509 951-685-8121
Grace Mellman Community Library 41000 Country Center Drive, Temecula, CA 92591 951-296-3893
Hemet Library 300 E. Latham, Hemet, CA 92543 951-767-2441
Highgrove Library 530 W. Center St., Highgrove, CA 92507 951-682-1507
Hunt Park 4015 Jackson, Riverside, CA 92503 951-351-6132
Idyllwild Library 54401 Village Center Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549 951-659-2300
International Hair & Nail Salon 9232 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 951-352-2616
La Sierra Branch Library 4600 La Sierra Ave., Riverside, CA 92505 951-688-7740
La Sierra Park 5215 La Sierra, Riverside, CA 92505 951-351-6131
Lake Elsinore Library 600 W. Graham, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 951-674-4517
Lincoln Park 4261 Park Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
Louis Rubidoux Library 5840 Mission Blvd, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 951-682-5485
Magnolia Community Health Center 9380 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 951-373-5620
Main Branch Library 3581 Mission Inn, Riverside, CA 92501 951-826-5201
Marcy Branch Library 6927 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 951-826-2078
Mead Valley Library 21580 Oakwood St., Perris, CA 92570 951-943-4727
Nichols Park 5505 Dewey, Riverside, CA 92504 951-351-6130
Norco Library 3240 Hamner Ave., Ste. 101B, Norco, CA 92860 951-735-5329
Nuview Library 29990 Lakeview Ave., Nuevo, CA 92567 951-928-0769
Oasis Youth Center 351 Wilkerson Ave., Ste. F, Perris, CA 92507 951-683-5193
Operation SafeHouse 9685 Hayes Street, Riverside, CA 92503. 951-351-4418
Orange Terrace Library 2000010-A Orange Terracy Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92508 951-826-2184
Planet Youth Center 400 W. Graham, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 951-471-8415
Reid Park 701 N. Orange, Riverside, CA  92501 951-826-5654
Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center 1845 Chicago, Ste. A, Riverside, CA 92507 951-686-7273
Riverside City Parks 7240 Marguerits Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 951-351-6142
Riverside City Parks 7950 Philibin Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 951-351-6135
Riverside Fire Station 10191 Cypress Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 951-351-6107
Riverside Fire Station 10692 Indiana, Riverside, CA 92505 951-826-5381
Riverside Fire Station 1077 Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92507 951-781-5808
Riverside Fire Station 11076 Hole Ave., Riverside, CA 92505 951-351-6108
Riverside Fire Station 19595 Orange Terrace, Riverside, CA 92508 951-826-5381
Riverside Fire Station 2590 Jefferson, Riverside, CA 92507 951-358-2795
Riverside Fire Station 3510 Cranford, Riverside, CA 92503 951-782-5804
Riverside Fire Station 5883 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 951-351-6105
Riverside Fire Station 6490 Sycamore Canyon, Riverside, CA 92507 951-826-5381
Riverside Fire Station 6674 Alessandro, Riverside, CA 92508 951-782-5809
Riverside Fire Station 725 Central Ave., Riverside, CA 951-826-5381
Riverside Fire Station 9449 Andrew, Riverside, CA 92503 951-351-6102
Riverside Transit Agency (114 buses) 1825 Third Street, Riverside, CA 92507 951-565-5000
Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Libray 30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula, CA 92592 951-693-8900
Rubidoux Library-Literacy Services 5840 Mission Blvd, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 951-840-7901
Rubidoux Youth Opportunity Center 5656 Mission Blvd, Riverside, CA 92509 951-683-9622
Safe Alternatives for Everyone 30520 Rancho CA Rd, Temecula, CA 92591 951-587-3900
San Jacinto Public Library 595 S. San Jacinto Ave., San Jacinto, CA 92583 951-654-8635
SPC. Jeusus S. Duran Eastside Library 4033 Chicago Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 951-684-8347
Valle Vista Library 25757 Fairview Ave., Hemet, CA 92544 951-927-2611
Villegas Park 3901 Esperanza St., Riverside, CA 92504
White Park/Dale Senior Center 3936 Chestnut Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 951-826-2000
Wildomar Public Library 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595 951-471-3855
Woodcrest Library 16625 Krameria Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 951-789-7324