Christopher Youth Center

Helping struggling teens become their own success story.

Homeless Prevention

Helping runaway and homeless youth through difficult situations.

Transitional Living

A safe place for homeless and runaway youth.

Our Services

Youth Shelter & Crisis Center

The Basic Center Program is a youth center that provides emergency housing, food, clothing, counseling, tutoring, transportation to school, and other appropriate referrals for males and females ages 11-17 years old.

Safe Place

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.

Transitional Living

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.

Youth Transitions 

Provide housing assistance for youth ages 18-24 years of age who are homeless and youth who are aging out of the foster care system.  The program works in two phases that include both transitional living and rapid rehousing.

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.