Runaway/Homeless Youth Helplines

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    Taxonomy Code: RP-1500.1400-700

    Programs that provide immediate assistance for children and youth who have run away from or have been pushed out of their homes or who are acting out and at risk of abuse. Included may be steps to ensure the youth's safety, information regarding the youth's rights and alternatives, and referrals for shelter, medical care, ongoing counseling or group support and other related services. Also included are programs that maintain a message relay system which allows runaways to contact their parents or other concerned individuals and receive messages from them. Helpline staff are generally available via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM).

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    24-Hour Hotline - Children of the NightProvides a hotline operated by staff who are knowledgeable about street life and capable of enlisting the support of police throughout the country.Out of StateChildren of the NightChildren of the Night
    Community Evaluation Team and Crisis Intervention - Youth Services Department of Moffat CountyProvides crisis intervention services in-person or over the phone for youth in conflict with parents or law enforcement. Offers 24-hour on-call, family mediation program and screening services for juveniles who are being considered for juvenile detention.Moffat CountyYouth Services Department of Moffat CountyYouth Services Department of Moffat County
    Runaway Youth Hotline - National Runaway SafelineProvides support to runaway youth by phone, text, and chat, including information on a variety of services, such as counseling, youth shelters, alcohol/drug treatment, and child protective support. When youth request assistance contacting their family, or an agency that can help them, advocates facilitate a conference call. The team member remains on the line with the youth, advocating on their behalf. Also offers a message service for youth who want to relay a message but are not ready to communicate directly with their parent(s). Additionally, parents can leave a message for their child.Out of StateNational Runaway SafelineNational Runaway Safeline

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