If you are seeking emergency shelter services for a child between the ages of 5 and 17, please call (210) 273-0813.
For Transitional Living Program services to unsheltered young adults 18-24 years, please call (210) 349-3610.
Here’s how Safe Place works:
Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.
Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).
Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter. If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter.
Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.
This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.