What is a safe space?

We define a safe space as one where anyone can  express themselves without the fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of their biological sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, religious affiliation, age, physical disability or mental disability.

Each person that walks through the door is responsible for contributing to and maintaining a positive enjoyable environment for everyone that is here.



All youth and young adults, age 14-22, are welcome to join us in community. Regardless of our differences, we come together to support one another and encourage each other. ROOTS is a place where young people can explore new ideas, new forms of expression, and new experiences. ROOTS is a place for youth to safely explore and express their thoughts, ideas, hopes, and struggles. ROOTS encourages young people to build healthy, strong, and nurturing relationships with each other, mentors, volunteers, and the larger community. 

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the vision of roots:

 Through our hearts, minds, hands, and voices, we strive to be healthy and impactful youth, ready for the challenges of today and dedicated to building a stronger tomorrow.

  • Heart – Health and Wellness, Mentoring

  • Mind - Drop In Homework Center, Job Skills, Internships

  • Hand – Artistic Expression (visual, musical, drama)

  • Voice – Leadership Development, Social Justice, Service Learning