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Old 27 May 2015, 02:26 AM
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Icon104 QuikTrip "safe places"

Comment: I have never wanted anything I post to "go viral", but this time,
I do. This sign is posted at every QuikTrip and I was recently asked what
it means. A "safe place" sign signifies that, if you are in any danger
(domestic violence, sexual assault, lost children, sex trafficking, any
fear for your safety) QuikTrip has a secluded and hidden area you can sit
in until help arrives. Simply go in and tell any employee you are in need
of a safe place. They are trained not to tell anyone you are there until
the authorities arrive. QuikTrip is not alone in this, Maricopa Community
Colleges also have safe places. Please share this for those who don't know
what these signs mean or how they can get out. You never know what someone
is going through, and hopefully you will never need to find a safe
place... but if so, now you know.
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Old 27 May 2015, 02:41 AM
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It doesn't sound like it's being described correctly. It's for kids/youth, and when a kid asks for help the people displaying the sign call someone from a youth service agency to come talk to the kid and/or provide transport to the agency. The signs are apparently displayed at lots of places, including convenience stores.

All info from here, and linked pages: http://nationalsafeplace.org/what-is-safe-place/
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Old 27 May 2015, 04:01 AM
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I thought the safe place signs were references to safe haven laws, where if a mother gives birth, but is unable to or unwilling to care for her child, if she leaves it at a place with a safe haven sign, social services will take the child in and find a good home for the abandoned kid. It also means that they also won't try to track down and prosecute the mother for abandoning her kid.
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Old 19 March 2016, 01:24 AM
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We have a ton of Quiktrips around here in Texas - one on pretty much every stretch of highway.

I have seen those "Safe Place" signs for years and I always thought it was more of a marketing thing. For example, a soccer mom might want to pull up to a Quiktrip because it's labeled as a safe place rather than going to a random 7 Eleven.

I had no idea it was for this purpose.

Good to know!
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I thought the safe place signs were references to safe haven laws, where if a mother gives birth, but is unable to or unwilling to care for her child, if she leaves it at a place with a safe haven sign, social services will take the child in and find a good home for the abandoned kid. It also means that they also won't try to track down and prosecute the mother for abandoning her kid.
Safe Haven laws name specific, non-commercial types of places -- hospitals and fire stations, for example -- where babies can be left.
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Safe Haven laws name specific, non-commercial types of places -- hospitals and fire stations, for example -- where babies can be left.
Yeah that's where I always see those yellow signs.
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Old 23 March 2016, 09:35 PM
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My college workplace is designated as a safe place. If someone is in danger, they can go into any office and they can report what's happening and will get shielded and security will be called.
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Old 23 March 2016, 10:30 PM
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I've seen these at QT, firestations, and other large or government institutions. I know at one time they were used to drop off infants who were no longer wanted here in Nebraska but I think they did away with that a few years ago
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