Safe House


The Safe House
208-735-0288 (Fax)
Shelter location: 183 Rose St. Twin Falls

Office location & mailing address:
526-M Shoup Ave West Suite 2, Twin Falls

Val Stotts (Program Director)
Carrie Chappel (case manager)
Jenni Hatch (administrative specialist)

Helping youth and families since 1996, the Safe House is a state licensed, local group home for at risk (abused, neglected, abandoned, runaway, homeless, substance abuse and economically disadvantaged) youth ages 11-17 in crisis.  The Safe House provides 24 hour supervision and care by trained Youth Advocates.  Our Youth Advocates provide many essential services for young people that help them to heal, learn and grow in a safe prosocial positive culture.

These services include; independent living skills, anger management, individual, family and peer counseling, prevention services, aftercare, positive youth development, trauma informed care, recreation activities, nutrition, hygiene education, education, referral to substance abuse education and treatment, employment, assessments, art, clothing, transportation, social skills, case managements, physical activities, community volunteering/service, decision making, empowerment, behavior management, medical and dental care, referrals to community programs and many other services.

Safe House will provide care for up to fourteen youth between the ages of 11 to 17 in a comfortable home-like setting.  We accommodate both male and female who are unable to be maintained in their own homes, foster homes or specialized foster homes for various reasons. These may include youth from child protection, runaways, homeless, couch surfing youth, juvenile justice youth and status offenders who are in need of shelter.  Safe House will not accept serious criminal offenders, felons, or known sex offenders.

The Safe House provides each young person with individualized care and a service plan that will identify the youth (and family) strengths to successfully ensure safety, permanency, well-being and self-sufficiency.

Admissions:  Please contact The Safe House case manager, Carrie Chappel at 735-8087 or e-mail to set up an appointment.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare:  To report suspected child abuse, neglect or abandonment call: 1-855-552-KIDS (5437) or the local child protection office at 734-4000.

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE:  Need to talk? We’re here 24/7.

By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929, you will immediately share your story with a compassionate person and build a plan together.

The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine, a free statewide community Information and Referral service, is a program of theIdaho Department of Health and Welfare. Our comprehensive database includes programs that offer free or low cost health and human services or social services, such as rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, child care resources, emergency shelter, and more.

Agents at the 2-1-1 Idaho Careline connect people in need with government, faith-based, and community resources. Please contact us for assistance or refer others who need help to call 2-1-1.

By Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588

To access TTY services: 208-332-7205

Text Message: Text your zip code to 898211

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