Established in 1919, Safe Space is one of the leading child welfare agencies in the country, recognized for having engineered and implemented highly innovative and creative services for its clients. Its sole mission for the last ninety years is to protect children, keep them safe and help them grow. Safe Space works with New York City's most at risk youth and families to prevent foster care placements, build strong families, and promote self-sufficiency. Its unique holistic services are progressive and meet the ever-changing needs of the people it works with each day.
Safe Space serves over 10,000 children and families throughout Queens and Manhattan using an integrated system of programs in three core areas: Children and Family Services; Young Adult Services; and Community Health Services. The Agency has formed effective partnerships in the community and with a broad array of the City's educational and social service organizations to fill the ever-widening gap in available services for disadvantaged and endangered children.