Safe Zones

Project SafeZone connects with local area businesses willing to offer at risk youth a Safe Place to connect with staff from Gateway Community Services. Businesses that choose to partner with Gateway become ‘Safe Zones’ and display the SafeZone logo in their windows. Any place with a SafeZone logo in the window is a safe place to stay and ask for help. These businesses will have Gateway promotional materials and a direct line to the Street Team in order to get help for any youth that requests it.

Youth homelessness is a community problem, and by including local businesses in our program, we are allowing the entire community to help in the effort to end youth homelessness. If you are a local business owner interested in having your business become a SafeZone, please contact the Street Outreach Coordinator, Sophia Estrada-Ferreira at sophia@childandfamily.org.

Current Gateway SafeZones are listed below. For more information about these businesses, please click on the link provided.


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Advent House Ministries
Aurelius Library
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Brookshires Apartments, LLC
Campus Life
Capital Area District Library
Capital City Collectibles
CATA Coffee/Snack Shop
CDM Cleaning
CMO Fashions
Cravings Popcorn
Dansville Library
Decker’s Coffee Co.
Downtown YMCA Wellness Center
East Lansing Food Co-Op
Eclectic Art Tattoo
EVERYbody Reads
Foster Community Center
Foster Library
Gier Community Center
Golden Harvest
Haslett Library
Haven House
Holt-Delhi Library
Horse Around for a Change
Justin Caine
Leslie Library
Letts Community Center
Loaves And Fishes
Mason Library
McMathis Counseling
McMathis Counseling – St. Johns
Meridian Entertainment Group
MSU Safe Place
Northwest Initiative
Oak Park YMCA
Okemos Library
Peckham, Inc.
Planned Parenthood
Potterville Library
Pregnancy Services of Greater Lansing
Preuss Pets
RAVE Owosso
RAVE St Johns
Restoration House
Robert’s Hairstyling
Shanora’s Wigs & General Merchandise
Signs By Tomorrow
South Lansing Library
South Side Community Coalition
Stockbridge Library
The Inspirational Center
The New Citizens Press
The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
Tico Duckett Distributing, Inc.
TJ Duckett
Village Summit
Webberville Library
Westside Community YMCA
Williamston Library
Willow Health Center
YES Center

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