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Helping Teens In Crisis In The Coachella Valley
SafeHouse of the Desert provides immediate help to youth and families experiencing crisis situations. When families come to us, they’re usually at their wit’s end—parents are frustrated and children don’t know where to turn. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for teens and their families who need help negotiating the often challenging road from childhood to independent adult life.
Our 20-bed shelter is well equipped to handle runaway, homeless, and other youth in crisis ages 11-17. Shelter services include; 21-days of individual, group, and family counseling, on-site education, a 28-day substance abuse program, and aftercare.
Parents who are interested in early intervention are encouraged to call us to set up a screening for their child. A Marriage and Family Therapist will guide them through program expectations and what the family as a whole will receive from our holistic approach to crisis intervention.
We involve parents every step of the way. Weekly family counseling sessions are provided and parents are encouraged to participate in parenting classes, both while their child is in the program and after they graduate.
Our goal is to open the lines of communication and build hope that things CAN get better—trust CAN be rebuilt, and reunification CAN be achieved!