Terrible Herbst convenience stores in southern Nevada, in conjunction with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, one of Nevada’s largest non-profit providers for homeless, neglected and runaway youth, kicked off its Safe Place Sign Sale on Oct. 30, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
Donations start at $1 and range up to $10,000. In exchange for donations, donors will receive a Safe Place sign with their name, which will be posted at all Terrible Herbst locations for the duration of the campaign, which runs through Dec. 6.
Safe Place – Terrible Herbst Convenience Stores in Clark County partnered with the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and launched the “Safe Place” program in January 2002.
Safe Place provides access to immediate assistance and resources to young people in a crisis. Available 24 hours a day, any youth in crisis can go to all Terrible Herbst Convenience Store locations in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Laughlin, Searchlight, and Pahrump, Nevada. When the youth accesses a Safe Place Site, they are moved to a secure location while a trained, Terrible Herbst staff member contacts the homeless youth Mobile Crisis Intervention Team.
A licensed professional arrives to the site within 20 minutes of the call to assist the youth with basic medical care if needed and transports the youth to an appropriate alternative location, such as a relative’s house, shelter, drug rehabilitation facility, etc. More than 200 Las Vegas youth have been served through Safe Place in Las Vegas.