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Michigan’s 1st agency licensed as community safe place

Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Girl on the ground with her head on her knees. Behind her is a yellow street sign that reads "SAFE PLACE."CATA's fleet and facilities are certified as "safe places" through the National Safe Place program, making CATA the first licensed agency partner in Michigan. This initiative contributes to the safety and well-being of vulnerable community members.

Operational in 40 states, the National Safe Place program provides immediate assistance to youths who face homelessness, abuse or exploitation. Through partnerships with community social services, CATA will extend this support to anyone in crisis.

If individuals are in danger or need assistance, they can notify a CATA employee. A supervisor will promptly meet them, assess the situation and connect them with appropriate resources or, if necessary, law enforcement. Signage detailing the program will be displayed in all CATA vehicles and facilities.

CATA's adoption of the National Safe Place program underscores its commitment to community safety and support for vulnerable individuals. This initiative complements existing efforts to address safety concerns and combat human trafficking through the See Say app, enabling users to anonymously report incidents.

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This content has been published in the 2024 Community Report.  

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