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Wrenn House

Wrenn House is the only homeless, runaway and crisis intervention program and shelter for youth in the Triangle.

Wrenn House provides a safe, legal, and responsible environment for youth who run away from home, who are homeless, or are otherwise in a crisis situation. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Wrenn House is available to any youth age 10 – 17, with priority given to youth from Wake County and Raleigh.

For more than three decades, Wrenn House has served those experiencing crisis by providing a diverse range of services including: temporary shelter, counseling, case management, referrals, and a variety of life skills, all within a therapeutic and safe environment that promotes individuality and empowers youth and families.  Our program provides a safe haven to youth where they can find the freedom to realize their full potential, which is often minimized when involved in systems over which they usually have no control.

Wrenn House works closely with Project Safe Place to coordinate convenient and accessible locations in communities where young people in need can find immediate help. Young people come to Wrenn House voluntarily. The length of time varies from 1 day to 21 days. Young people staying at Wrenn House are expected to attend school. Transportation is provided to Wake County Schools. There is no cost for youth to receive services from Wrenn House.

Safe Place

Haven_House_Safe_PlaceSafe Place provides access to immediate help and safety for all young people in crisis. A national network of thousands of businesses and other public locations across the country, Safe Place extends the doors of local youth serving agencies by displaying Safe Place’s recognizable yellow and black diamond-shaped logo. Safe Place offers help to youth ages 10 up to 17 years old with no costs associated with their services.

How does Safe Place work:

  • Using a mobile device, text the word “SAFE” and your location (address-city-state) to 4HELP (44357).
  • Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place location.
  • It’s quick, confidential, and safe.

Chat or Text With Us

Connect with one of our counselors via CHAT on a computer or via TEXT on a mobile phone or tablet device. The schedule for our chat and text lines is limited and varies. Please view our Help Page to learn more and to view the current schedule.