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August 5, 2003

Albany- The Rhymis division of Open Arms provides services to youth and teens. Right now, there two shelters for homeless youths, but the rate of kids on the street is rising.

The Safe Place program will provide them with a designated spot where help is available.

"Our goal is to bring in the community as a safe haven for runaway and homeless youth and youth in crisis. Project Safe Place will provide different safe place sites for youth in our community as well as Southwest Georgia," says Rhymis Director, Fonda Strong.

Several businesses around the county will be chosen to be Safe Place sites. They will display the logo and help young people get to a shelter.

Posted at 5:00 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com