Safe Place Program Coming to Our Community
Posted on Thursday February 13, 2020 at 09:02AM
When you feel unsafe, where do you go to get help? Soon, all you’ll have to do is look for the colourful decal at right.
Lac La Biche County is in the early stages of launching a Safe Place program. This program originated in Seattle and then was implemented in British Columbia, to help protect LGBTQ+ residents. The program has since been expanded to offer help to any and all victims of hate crime, harassment or bullying.
How it works: Participating local businesses, community facilities and schools can display the Safe Place decals on their walls and windows, identifying them as locations where people experiencing hate crime, harassment or bullying can get help, safely contact the County’s Peace Officers for further assistance, and wait for help to arrive. This program will run in partnership with the RCMP, and we are expecting it to be up and running by the end of February.
Both branches of Lac La Biche County Libraries will be part of this program. If you are you interested in adding your business or facility to the list of official Safe Places just call 780-623-6767.
Author: Lac La Biche County Libraries
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