Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee Youth Safe Haven
2908 Foster St.
Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088

Executive Director: Stanley Horn

Program Director: Guy Trammel

Tuskegee Youth Safe Haven Website

Tuskegee University Link to Youth Safe Haven

 

 

The Youth Safe Haven-Police Ministation in Tuskegee has begun to grow, not only in the number of youth participants, but in its impact on the local community as well.  The program has been recognized as a platform for change, as evidenced by the movement of the local citizens to pave the street where the Youth Safe Haven-Police Ministation is located.  In addition, the site’s lead youth advocate has been named the President of the citywide Resident Leadership Counsel. 

The Tuskegee Housing Authority is providing support through the use of a 5 bedroom unit, program transportation, building maintenance, accounting services, and a program liason/assistant.

The Tuskegee Police Department is providing an on-site police officer, but also regular
patrol officer visits with the youth and program support for Safe Haven activities.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department is making deputies available for program activities and
assistance with Safe Haven programs.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University/Alabama A&M University) has
committed Extension Agents to the Safe Haven program, including two Extension Agents to conduct a regular nutrition education program with the youth.

Tuskegee University has provided a variety of support from it’s various departments, schools
and programs. There has also been support from the University’s student body. Safe Haven
has received assistance in the form of: student and staff tutors, programing assistance,
technical assistance, additional equipment and furniture, free admission to University events,
planned activities and community service program support. These have come from: TU School
of Agriculture and Business, TU School of Veterinary Medicine, TU Biomedical Information
Management Systems, TU Nutrition House, TU Department of Social Work, Social Work Student
Alliance, Dr. George Washington Carver Agriculture Experiment Station, and the Pan Helenic
Council.

City of Tuskegee Summer Feeding Program provides free offsite nutritional meals for breakfast
and lunch each week of the Safe Haven Summer Camp program.

Other agencies have committed to make their services available through referrals, counseling
and onsite training. These include: East Central Alabama Mental Health Inc., Macon County
Juvenile Probation Department, Alabama A & M University and the Macon County Board of
Education.

 

Click here to read an article on the grand opening by Donathan Prater in the Opelika/Auburn News

Click here to read the story of the program by Mark Okarmus in the Montgomery Advertiser.

Click here to see what TV12 says about the Youth Safe Haven program.