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 NightAn around the clock hotline manned by trained staff who are knowledgeable about street life and capable of enlisting the support of police throughout the country if a child’s life is in danger.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 SafelineThe National Runaway Safeline (NRS) phone team includes volunteers and staff members who complete 40 hours of training prior to handling calls on their own. They provide a solution-based crisis intervention model to support callers in crisis. They are also trained to advocate for youth in need of help. This hotline provides a database of nearly 10,000 youth and family agencies for callers to access a variety of services, such as counseling, youth shelters, alcohol/drug treatment, and child protective support. In addition, NRS maintains hard copy reference materials to supplement the database. When youth request assistance contacting their family, or an agency that can help them, NRS facilitates a conference call. The team member remains on the line with the youth, advocating on their behalf. NRS also maintains a message service for youth who want to relay a message but are not ready to communicate directly with their parent(s). This message service is a less intimidating means for youth to reestablish contact with their parent or guardian and often serves as the first step towards reunification. Additionally, parents can leave a message for their child. Parents are encouraged to call their child’s friends to let them know a message is waiting at 1-800-RUNAWAY.Out of StateNational Runaway SafelineNational Runaway Safeline

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