Forward Fairview Park and its community partners believe all residents, no matter their age, should feel safe to travel our community. The Safe Spots program is designed to provide a safe place for children to go if they feel threatened while traveling on foot, by bike, or by other active means.
Participating Lorain Road businesses will provide children with a temporary haven at times they feel their safety is threatened, whether from bullying, injury, stranger danger, etc. Children may stop in, remove themselves from the situation, and use a phone to call for assistance. Please note participating businesses are not required to provide first aid, bathroom facilities (if non-public), warming or cooling stations, or food or beverage, administer medication, or act as a guard or escort.
Safe Spot locations are easily identifiable by the official decal placed near the building entrance (see right). The bright color ensures they are recognizable by Fairview Park’s youngest residents.
This program was developed and launched in August of 2015 as part of the Fairview Park Safe Routes to School partnership. Forward Fairview Park adopted oversight of this program as of September 2016.
The program is currently limited only to the Lorain Road Corridor. If you are a Lorain Road business owner interested in becoming a Safe Spot, please contact us. Please put “Safe Spots” in the subject line of your e-mail.