Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) this week was designated a Safe Place site by the local community Safe Place agency, The Children’s Cabinet, and will initiate a human trafficking training program for every airport employee.

In partnership with The Children’s Cabinet, RNO now stands ready to assist troubled youth either running from an abusive home or trying to escape the clutches of a human trafficker. Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety.

“With 4.2 million annual travelers who pass through the door of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, it makes sense for RNO to be a safe place for youth who may be in need,” says Marily Mora, president and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “We are pleased to work with our local partner, The Children’s Cabinet, to support their programs for area youth.”

As a Safe Place site, the Safe Place logo is now displayed throughout the airport to provide a visual cue to troubled youths so they can find help by approaching any airport employee. RNO is also implementing a human trafficking training program for employees that includes a video by the American Association of Airport Executives.