State of California 2021 Non Profit of the Year.
WE ARE SIMPLY A COMMUNITY OF VOLUNTEERS.
EACH ARE FULL OF GRATITUDE FOR THIS "ALL VOLUNTEER" ORGANIZATION. THERE ARE NO PAID STAFF AT SAFE PASSAGE.
Equality, Equal access to safety, education, the arts and community.
We are a community of organizations; Conejo Recreation and Park District, Schools, Nonprofits, Colleges, Volunteers, Health Care providers, Businesses and the Police Department focused on helping make pathways for K-7 grade children to walk the halls of educational advancement and in turn avoid being enticed into gangs. Come inside here and see why Safe Passage works.
Are you passionate about safe communities and tomorrow's leaders? We are looking for you to help us with these vulnerable youth. We need partners for our literacy, education, science and mentoring programs. Help us make our vision a reality. We will need these determined children for our collective future.
Safe Passage is unique. We bring the power of community to the children, daily, and year-round right where they live in vulnerable micro-communities. We are parents, recreation leaders, police officers, librarians, teachers and high school volunteers.
Safe Passage is partnered with Conejo Community Outreach and since January 2020, has delivered over 101,005 diapers to Conejo mothers at the the two Safe Passage Youth Centers. Each day Safe Passage distributes infant needs such as baby formula, baby wipes, diapers and special diet needs. Intervention specialists check in with each mom daily. These infants are our future. CONEJO COMMUNITY OUTREACH is saving the lives of families in the Conejo. We owe them gratitude for helping us help the infants. Safe Passage is committed to fostering a future in micro communities of color who generally are underserved.
During each summer, we provide daily nutrition to over 100 children impacted by lack of nutrition access. Monday to Friday we assist the School District running a satellite nutrition center in micro communities. Dispersing lunch and breakfast that the CVUSD has prepared for the children. On each weekend, Safe Passage continues on with the child aid and purchases / distributes over 900 meals for the 380+ children at the two Safe Passage centers to ensure they each receive food 7-days a week. Every three Saturdays, we provide every micro community family with 38 -46 pounds of fresh market food, delivered so they can prosper. No reservations, Our doors are open to all
Partnered with CONEJO REC & PARK, TO POLICE CVUSD and ART TREK. Safe Passage provides Free daily in-person homework, STEAM school help at our community sites. Safe Passage provides home technology access free of charge to micro community isolated children without family financial means. We continue to provide daily free WiFi hot spots in underserved low income children’s homes and have opened up WiFi networks all free of charge to families most impacted. We provide cell phones to ensure educational access. This summer we have 100 kids going to a free STEM day camp, 5 hours a day for 8 weeks.
In 2021 Safe Passage became an AmeriCorps program (AmeriCorps) CRPD, California Lutheran University & Safe Passage provide daily academic college tutors to 100's of kids. The AmeriCorps College members serve as daily literacy tutors supporting Kindergarten through 7th grade by providing one-on-one tutoring in STEAM.
Since 2014, the local gang population has been decreased by 47% because of Safe Passage. A 33 year record low.
These children are up for grabs. Our community can protect them, or gangs can. They spend 6 days a week with positive role models that include retired teachers, street cops, youth counselors. In total 35,021 hours for 2020.
Ask any cop. Have they ever arrested a 15-35 year old gang member that spent any day of the week at a Theatrical Performance, Play, Art Show, Museum or Music Class? The Answer, "NO." We can't simply keep arresting our way out of society's youth social problems. Safe Passage sends all children free of charge each week to plays, art classes, musicals, museums and colleges.
Safe Passage operates regular free vaccine clinics with volunteers right in micro communities. Free of charge, we provide all children with daily health, mental stability and family nutrition.
Food Share Ventura County is partnered with us, providing FRESH food at our Safe Passage Centers. They are a crucial component to providing the weekly 8000 lbs of nutritional relief to micro community residents who have food access insecurities. The community feels even safer knowing that Feeding America's Ventura County Food Share is in their neighborhoods partnered with Safe Passage and Conejo Recreation Park District. Over 300,000 pounds of fresh market food delivered in 20-21
Wilbert Ac was raised in Safe Passage. He is a local teen who was just awarded the first ever 2021 City Community Commitment Award. Wilbert donates his time every week to kids from all over the Conejo. He feeds them, helps them with school work and volunteers at the Safe Passage Centers.
ART TREK HAS LONG BEEN SERVING MICRO COMMUNITIES WITH STEAM EDUCATION. THEY STAFF SAFE PASSAGE CENTERS AND PROVIDE DAILY HELP. IN ADDITION, ART TREK EACH WEEK, HELPS DISBURSE FARM FRESH FOOD, PRODUCE, VEGETABLES TO SAFE PASSAGE KIDS. ART TREK'S HELP INCLUDES WEEKLY ART CAMP PROJECTS FOR OVER 380 UNDER SERVED MICRO COMMUNITY FAMILIES. ART TREK IS A PRECIOUS RESOURCE. WE COULD NOT HELP KIDS WITHOUT THEM.
$50 AND $100 MICRO GRANTS PROVIDED TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES THAT HAVE CHILDREN AND WHERE ONE OR MORE PARENTS ARE UNDEREMPLOYED. THESE GRANTS CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE & ECONOMIC SURVIVAL. OUR VETTING FOR EACH APPLICANT INCLUDES A PANEL OF COMMUNITY LEADERS. WE ARE IN OUR FOURTH CYCLE DELIVERING TO FAMILIES
Your contribution will enable us to support the Conejo Families who have lost a child and whose children are in critical condition at our local hospitals.
DONATE YOUR TIME AS A VOLUNTEER OR PROVIDE DIRECT AID OR DONATE MONEY FOR COVID RELIEF
SAFE PASSAGE UTILIZES VOLUNTEERS FOR PROVIDING COVID RELIEF SERVICES 7 DAYS A WEEK TO THE CHILDREN WHO NEED IT MOST.
EVERY DAY KIDS RECEIVE HOPE, EVERY SUMMER 125 KIDS GO TO FREE STEM DAY CAMP FOR 8 WEEKS.
SUPPORT SAFE PASSAGE YOUTH. PAY PAL GIVING FUND WAIVES ALL FEES. WE TAKE PRIDE THAT EVERY DOLLAR DONATED IS USED DIRECTLY FOR AID TO THE KIDS. DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, NOT A CENT IS USED FOR OVERHEAD. THAT IS PAID FOR BY EACH OF THE NON PROFIT BOARD MEMBERS.
Police cars arrived at the hospital filled with kids and took them into surgery. To learn how to use robots to save lives.
2101 East Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, California. 91360
Safe Passage Youth Foundation is a IRS recognized non-profit with full 501©(3) status. Our mission is simple, to support our children and show them the way to “at promise” instead of “at risk.”
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