Youth Shelter & Crisis Center
The Basic Center Program is a youth shelter and crisis center that provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, tutoring, transportation to school, and other appropriate referrals for males and females ages 11-17 years old.
Youth can access help at a safe place site by simply going to the site and letting the person on duty know that they need help. Christopher Youth Center staff or volunteers will be contacted and someone will meet the youth at the safe place site to assess the situation and determine the best options to help.
The transitional living program provides housing for homeless young adults 17 (emancipated) to 21 years old and their accompanying small children. Youth work to achieve financial independence and self-sufficiency.
Provide homeless prevention assistance to youth ages 17 – 24 years old who would otherwise become homeless and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house youth who are homeless and/or aging out of the foster care system.
Want to Donate?
Christopher Youth Center values the time and effort of all our supporters to insure that youth in need are able to access help. With the growing need of youth in this area, additional support is always needed.
How your donations help
The costs associated with providing the programs and shelter are funded from many different sources. One of the most important sources are our members, who give so graciously of their time and money. Consider becoming a member or renewing your membership today. Members receive newsletters, attend meetings, vote for officers, share ideas with the agency and help promote the message of Christopher Youth Center/Safe Place.
Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone.