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I feel


yet I am

We know it takes courage to ask for help.

We are the SafeSpace you might need. A place where you can be heard and really seen, not judged. A place where you know you are not alone. You are respected for who you are. It takes huge courage to reach out, and that’s why we created this SafeSpace for you.

Welcoming, accepting, supportive, safe.

SafeSpace Center Services

We’re all about you — youth aged 12 to 26. We share the same goals. To help you thrive and emotionally connect with your family, friends, and life. That’s why we’re approaching mental health challenges in a whole new way. No judgment. No stigma. Just help and support you can trust. We’re developing youth-inspired-and-created centers in your community, programs that provide early access to support services, awareness of mental health challenges and greater community engagement, including school programs.

SafeSpace Menlo Park Center is comprised of the following three locations. 708 Oak Grove Ave is our Community Engagement Center. 1162 and 1166 El Camino Real offer clinical services through our affiliate partner BACA.

Clinical Services

Powered by our affiliate partner BACA 

We’ll get you or your loved one back on track. Help find your way out of hardship. We’ve teamed up with the Bay Area Clinical Associates (BACA), to offer clinical therapeutic services, family therapy, and intensive outpatient programs. Know this: You and your family aren’t alone, and don’t need to struggle anymore.

Help Channels

Secondary Traumatic Stress

What is Secondary Traumatic Stress? Compassion fatigue, or secondary traumatic stress disorder, is a natural but disruptive by-product of working with traumatized clients. It is a set of observable reactions to working with people who have been traumatized and mirrors the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Osofsky, Putnam & Lederman, 2008; Figley, 1995). Many…

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Teen Mental Health Tips

Getting the proper rest: Limit screen time by placing phones and computers in a separate room at a designated time, minimize stimulating activities before bed, and establish a sleep routine to ensure 8-10 hours of sleep per night.  Keeping a journal to prevent recurring thoughts can alleviate stress triggers. Eat healthy with a balanced diet:…

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SafeSpace Spotlights: February 2018

SafeSpace in Local Middle Schools Our high school youth advisory board is working with the SafeSpace Managing Director, Lesley Martin, to help deliver mental health awareness and educational programs to local middle schools. Hillview Middle School already has a team of 12 students working with their school and with SafeSpace on mental wellness programs. Our…

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News & Press

JUNE 2017

In Menlo

Youth mental health nonprofit SafeSpace expands services to middle schools


The Almanac

Youth mental health nonprofit expands services

MAY 2017


Sanctuary. Touched by tragedy, two Bay Area women create a safe haven for troubled teens.

Upcoming SafeSpace Events

Feb. 8

Mediation and Mindfulness for Teens Series. This six-week workshop introduces young people, ages 12-26, to the basic skills of a mindfulness practice. Register through Eventbrite


Feb. 24

Youth Mental Health First Aid. These classes are open to teens and adults. Register through Eventbrite


Feb. 27

The Shifting Tides of Teenage Years Workshop Series: The Relationship Between Sleep, Technology and Teens. Parent conversations on understandings and positive strategies. Register through Eventbrite.



Our Menlo Park Therapy Center

Therapeutic services provided through our affiliate partner BACA (Bay Area Clinical Associates).

Address: 1162 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650.304.3906

Community Engagement Center

Offering peer to peer support groups, educational services, and community outreach.

Address: 708 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA
Phone: 650.714.4417