The Safety Place

Bringing Safety Home

Baton Rouge, LA   |  www.safetyplacela.org

Mission

The Safety Place is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community through safety education. Our mission is to save and improve the lives of youth ages 0-18, by empowering caregivers through awareness of injury risks and prevention.

Notes from the nonprofit

2018 was an exciting year of vision and growth! Lexlee's Kids is now...The Safety Place!

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Ms. Crystal H Pichon

Main address

2041 Silverside Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808 USA

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EIN

27-4504881

NTEE code info

Safety Education (M40)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Unintentional injuries are the the leading cause of death for ages 1-44, and unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of death for infants under the age of one. The Safety Place mission is to save and improve the lives of youth ages 0-18, through awareness of injury risks and prevention. our organization is working to decrease and prevent unintentional injuries in youth and their families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Buckle Boogie

The Buckle Boogie Program is designed to educate the community about the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and proper seat belt fit free of charge. During 30-45 minute sessions, caregivers meet with our Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety professionals who aim to share key information to better protect children in and around vehicles by way of private appointments, group presentations, and community events. We have professionals who are able to assist families who travel medically fragile children with special healthcare needs, and can help clinics and daycare facilities to ensure transportation situations for children are as safe as possible when utilizing agency vans/buses.

Population(s) Served

The Ready Set Drive Program is designed to educate young drivers about the negative effects of distracted driving, underage drinking, and impaired driving in an effort to initiate positive behavior change in regards to occupant protection and traffic safety. The Safety Place offers innovative approaches to working with young drivers, while facilitating the use of problem solving skills to evaluate driving situations. We like to keep it educational, keep it fun, and keep it real! Our program provides creative examples of active learning techniques for young adults through: PowerPoint presentation, engaging videos, group discussion, driving and impairment simulation, games, activities, friendly competition, campaigns, events, and social media engagement. Our agency prides itself on its ability to successfully deliver a life-saving, data-driven program to our youth using a fun, unique, and hands-on learning style.

Population(s) Served

The Stroll into Safety Program educates children, caregivers and community members about the importance of pedestrian and bicyclist skills; the rules of the road; personal safety, improving health and environmental conditions. This program is designed to bring attention to bike and pedestrian safety issues in the Greater Baton Rouge Area to create safer, and more bike/pedestrian friendly communities. The program offers classroom presentations, bike rodeos, safety towns, community education events, and bike/pedestrian school events.

Population(s) Served

The Shoot for Safety Program is The Safety Place gun safety & awareness program, which uses messaging from the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program to teach pre-K-5th-grade children, about the potentially devastating impact of a firearm. The program uses four important steps for children to take if they find a gun. We “Aim” to keep kids safe with a few simple rules that are presented in an easy-to-remember format: STOP! Don’t Touch. Run Away. Tell a Grown-Up. Not only does Shoot for Safety educate children, the program also educates caregivers about taking an active role in developing safe practices for their children whether guns are present in their home or not. Shoot for safety does not train youth for the safe handling of firearms or whether guns are good or bad; instead, it teaches safe retreat and the protection of children.

Population(s) Served

The Sleep & Sound program provides safe-sleep education for parents and caregivers to prevent sleep related deaths in infants under one year of age. The program offers portable crib assistance to families who cannot otherwise afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Decrease unintentional death and injury in individuals ages 1-44 by 2% annually.

Reduce unintentional suffocation deaths in children under the age of one by 2% annually.

Reduce unintentional drowning deaths to children ages 1-4 by 2% annually.

Reduce death and injury due to motor vehicle crashes in individuals ages 5-24 by 2% annually.

Decrease bike and pedestrian death and injuries in individuals ages 4-24 by 2% annually.

Decrease unintentional firearm injuries in youth ages 1-14 by 2% annually.

Financials

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Operations

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The Safety Place

Board of directors
as of 03/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lexlee Overton


Board co-chair

Johnnie Brown

Lexlee Overton

Johnnie Brown

Crystal Pichon

Kathy Victorian

Kristen Lizana

Carrie Person

Eric Bertolet

Kathryn Podorsky

Dan Wallis

Lauren Sherman