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In response to concerns for the safety of our local children, the Rainier Beach Merchants Association has created the Safe Haven Business Program. Any business displaying the above sign in their window has opted in to welcome children who are experiencing a threatening situation such as shots fired, or who perhaps have found themselves in an uncomfortable situation with someone following or bullying them. These businesses welcome children welcome to shelter until the threat has passed, or where they can get assistance from adults.

This initiative was created to help meet the RBMA organizational goal to better connect the business community with our local youth, and to support the efforts of the “A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth” Safe Passages program which puts adults on our streets to help reduce negative activity in areas that have historically been crime hot spot in Rainier Beach.

We invite your business to join the program by downloading the PDF Safe Haven and placing the sign in your window.

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