The Safe House Program was implemented across Los Angeles County in 1997 as a program to ensure temporary haven for any child or adult facing a potentially threatening situation and needs a safe place to go. Concerned communities have been demonstrating a desire to accept a shared responsibility for the well being of children. Local fire departments, school districts, police departments, parents, and community members have been joining together in building the neighborhood Safe House Program.
- Temporarily placing a fire department resource out of service while providing assistance.
- Telephoning appropriate participating authorities for help.
- Reassuring frightened, lost, or endangered children.
- Assisting children who have medical emergencies by initiating the response of emergency medical personnel.
- Reporting crimes to law enforcement officials and providing descriptions of vehicles and suspects when possible
- Assisting children who are in immediate fear of becoming victims of any crime or intimidation or abuse