Columbia SC Youth Safe Haven Program

Developing Mature and Responsible Adolescents
P.O. Box 2325
Columbia, SC   29202

Executive Director: Anita Garrett

Program Director: Michael Myers



The city of Columbia, SC has been a partner with the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation since the mid 1980’s and has received vast coverage of its’ successful implementations of the Youth Safe Haven-Police Ministation programs.  The program is starting another year of implementation of the a new Youth Safe Haven in the Hammond Village section of Columbia. 

The program will focus on providing a brighter future for at risk youth by encouraging positive youth development  partnering with Benedict College, Village of Hope, the Columbia Public Housing Authority, the Columbia Police Department and the Developing Responsible and Mature Adolescent program.

With Problem Oriented Community Policing as a major component of the program, designed to bring about positive change using proactive measures by police and civilians, the Youth Safe Haven-Police Ministation becomes the place for our youth to go

Educational mentoring, health and safety, community service along with problem oriented community policing is the focus of the program; joining civilian staff, community residents, volunteers, youth and the police to bring about positive change in the neighborhood.

Grand Opening



Children Given 'Safe Haven' from Crime

Click here or the picture above to see what WOLO TV says about the new Safe Haven



Columbia Youth Safe Haven hold Grand Opening

Click here to read Nathaniel Abraham's article in the Carolina Panorama