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We provide short-term shelter for young people who have left home or are homeless. We’re here for kids around the clock to provide compassion, counseling, and help finding a stable living situation.
Giving Teens a Safe Place to Stay
Safety Zone Emergency Shelter provides 24-hour, short-term housing for young people, aged 14 to 17, who have left home or are homeless. These temporary youth shelters are located throughout Western Massachusetts.
Our goal is to reduce the problems that homeless and runaway youth face by providing counseling, crisis intervention, temporary shelter, and aftercare services.
Young people can contact CHD directly or be referred by parents, courts, schools, community agencies, or state agencies.
Our Safety Zone Street Outreach program connects teens to community, health, education, and mental health services as well as follow-up support. Young people under the age of 21 can contact us directly or be referred by other agencies. These services are voluntary and confidential.
Safety Zone Street Outreach provides:
- Emergency shelter for up to 21 days
- Help with a “plan for tomorrow”
- Support from our caseworkers
- Mediation services
CHD youth homeless shelters in Springfield – serving all of Western Massachusetts – are more than a safe haven. With caseworkers and counselors on site, these homes give young people an opportunity to get healthy, learn new skills, and make plans for a successful future.
Diversion Shelter and Housing
Please call this number for information about programs, services, and more. 24 hours a day 7 days a week.