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CATS and The Relatives Unveil New Safe Place Logo During National Safe Place Week
Immediate Release - March 18, 2013

Join Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) CEO Carolyn Flowers and Executive Director of The Relatives Brennon Graham on Thursday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC), located at 310 East Trade Street, for the local unveiling of the new National Safe Place logo that will be on CATS buses, trains and main facilities. The new logo developed by National Safe Place represents local safe havens for youth in crisis. The winner of the Safe Place art contest will also be announced. National Safe Place Week runs March 17-23.

“Transit is more than just arriving at a destination. It is about providing a benefit in the community in which we serve,” said CATS CEO Carolyn Flowers. “We are proud of our successful partnership with The Relatives and look forward to opening our doors to get youth in crisis to a safe place for years to come.”

The Relatives is the only Safe Place for children ages 7-17 in Mecklenburg County. “In 2012, The Relatives assisted 540 youth and families at the crisis center and received 1,827 crisis calls,” said Brennon Graham, Executive Director for The Relatives. “There is a great need in this community for youth who are in crisis. The Relatives provides access to immediate help and supportive resources through a network of sites by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses.”

For more information on The Relatives and its programs, please visit www.therelatives.org or call 704-377-0602. To learn more about CATS services, visit us on the web at www.ridetransit.org or call 704-336-7433.