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Both The Studio and Safe Place operate under the umbrella of Tennessee Valley Family Services. Both The Studio and Safe Place operate under the umbrella of Tennessee Valley Family Services.
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

There is a safe place for homeless youth to go in north Alabama.

The Studio is a street outreach program where the staff teaches youth about the dangers of living on the streets and provides other options. The Studio offers a variety of referral services, including crisis intervention, medical, food, and clothing.

"We have computers. We have washing machines where they can wash their clothes… They can get a hot shower, and we sit down with them and work up an action plan and see if we can transition them into our transitional living program," said program director Lynn Caffery.

That is Safe Place, which is the only runaway and homeless shelter program for youth in north Alabama who are not in state custody. The staff or volunteer will even pick them up and transport them to the facility.

Both The Studio and Safe Place operate under the umbrella of Tennessee Valley Family Services. The ultimate goal is to help runaways and street youth transition to a more secure and stable place to live and maybe reunite with their family.

The Studio can be reached at (256) 489-8088; Safe Place at 800-753-4269 or (256) 582-0377.

To write the corporate office, send to P.O. Box 952, Guntersville, Alabama 35976.

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