2010-07-16 / Community

Safe Space Moves To New Jamaica Building

Safe Space moved to its brand new headquarters in a fully renovated building in Jamaica on July 12.

Safe Space recently left its offices in Manhattan and returned to its roots in Queens, having been founded as the Queensboro Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 1919.

The move from Manhattaqn to Queens will improve service delivery, reduce overhead costs, and improve administrative efficiency, a spokesperson for the agency told The Wave earlier this week.

“This move is a reflection of our longterm commitment to Queens and is a central part of our strategy to provide comprehensive services to children and families,” said Christine Molnar, Safe Space president and CEO. “After 20 years of operating programs in Queens and Manhattan, we have decided to focus all our programs on the highneed communities of Southeast Queens. With all our service divisions consolidating in our new Jamaica headquarters, Safe Space will be better able to address our clients’ multiple and complex needs.”

Safe Space will celebrate the opening of its new headquarters with a special event on Monday, September 13.

The first part of the important day will include an open house at the headquarters to introduce all of the interested community members and others to Safe Space’s programs and the services it provides.

In additon, there will be face-painting, games and other fun activities for the children who come to the open house at the new Safe Space facility.

The festivities will culminate at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center with a free concert with Broadway actors performing alongside many of the children from Safe Space’s programs.

This event is open to the public and is expected to attract hundreds of people, including elected officials, civic leaders and neighborhood businesses.

While the agency’s headquarters is in another part of Queens, many of the agency’s programs focus on Rockaway

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