According to Julie Franklin of Tahoe Youth & Family Services, March 17-22 is National Safe Place Week.
Project Safe Place is a nationally acclaimed youth outreach program that involves the whole community to provide safe havens and resources for youth in crisis. The program creates a network of “Safe Place” locations such as youth-friendly businesses, schools, fire stations, libraries and other public buildings that display the yellow-and-black Safe Place sign.
“Kids experience many difficult situations at school and at home. They may also leave home for many reasons including escaping abuse or neglect, family member’s problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The Safe Place program gives them options of places they can go to find help through Tahoe Youth & Family Services,” Franklin said.
“We celebrate those Safe Places during National Safe Place Week and thank them for their partnership with Tahoe Youth and Family Services.”
If your business is interested in becoming a Safe Place, call Franklin at (530) 541-2445, ext. 104.
The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will conduct its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Wednesday. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Reno Elks Lodge, 597 Kumle Lane, Reno.
The dinner is open to all active-duty military, officers and former officers, members of the Reserve and National Guard and surviving spouses. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Alicia Adams, NC, USAFR, the OIF/OEF program director at the VA Medical Center in Reno. She will talk about VA services available to returning combat veterans.
The cost of the meal is $22. For reservations and more information, contact LTC Tom Buntin at (775) 827-3930 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sierra Nevada Chapter was founded in 1978 and is one of 425 MOAA chapters around the United States and overseas.