In August 2012, the PICC Safe House was granted a licence to operate an out-of-home care residential service. The Safe House provides short-term residential placements from birth to 17 years, who have been referred from the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

The service provides a place for children and young people on Palm Island that require out-of-home care to remain in their community allowing them to stay connected to their family, culture, language and country.

Extensive training and auditing procedures have been implemented by PICC resulting in the continuation of a well respected, professionally operated and important service for the community.