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Vanessa Baronner

Baronner is the Director of the Burrowes Street Youth Haven, which is a part of the Centre County Youth Service Bureau.

Articles by Vanessa Baronner

Safe Place program an important resource for young people Safe Place program an important resource for young people
26 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Special to The Gazette Safe Place is a nationally recognized youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own.  Our mission is “ to provide access to immediate [Read More]
November is National Runaway Prevention Month November is National Runaway Prevention Month
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vanessa Baronner
On any given night there are 1.3 million youth living unsupervised on the streets, in cars, in abandoned buildings, or hopping from couch to couch. [Read More]
November is National Runaway Prevention month November is National Runaway Prevention month
36 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — On any given night there are 1.3 million youth living unsupervised on the streets, in cars, in abandoned buildings, or hopping from couch to couch. One out of seven youth between the ages of 10 and 18 will run away and end up on the streets. Every day, more youth are being [Read More]
'Safe Place' sites offer help and support 'Safe Place' sites offer help and support
78 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The saying is that “it takes a village” and truly it does take a village to raise children in our community today. McGruff houses are a good example of an entire village being involved in raising their children. Kids knew that neighborhood homes posted with the McGruff sign were places [Read More]
Important to give runaways a place to call home Important to give runaways a place to call home
89 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
It is difficult to know how many runaway youth there are in the United States but studies have generally estimated the number to be approximately 1.6 million in a given year. Roughly, one in every five youth will run away before their 18th birthday with their first episode happening at age 14 or [Read More]
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