The SAFE Center is a nationally accredited (Council on Accreditation) and state licensed residential treatment center for children ages 3-13. SAFE stands for Stabilization, Assessment and Family Evaluation. The program provides an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization. Length of stay in the program typically ranges from 3-90 days, but can go longer if deemed appropriate by the child’s community team.
SAFE CENTER LOCATION
The SAFE Center is located 3 miles from I-105, just east of Springfield on 22 acres of picturesque rural property which includes a pond, a forest of tall evergreens and oaks, nature trails, a sports field, a garden, and outdoor recreational equipment. The main facility is a large residential building that resembles a ski lodge. There is also a large covered play facility.
Each of the bedrooms in the program is equipped with state-of-the-art and audio monitoring systems so that staff can monitor the movement of the children at night. Children have adult supervision at all times at a staffing ratio of one adult to every three children. Staff are certified in crisis intervention (CPI) to handle the most difficult and disruptive behavior.
The primary referral sources for the SAFE Center are State Child Welfare, Mental Health Organizations and parents. Families are welcome to call for more information. To make a referral call 541-741-7402 and ask for the Intake Coordinator.