Thinking about running away from home at some point in life is very common among teens. If you are thinking about running away, talk it out with a close friend or someone you trust. If staying at home still seems impossible, talk to a caring adult about other places you might be able to stay temporarily. If there is nowhere else to turn, call the numbers below for help.
There are emergency shelters for runaways and homeless youth---places where you can be safe, talk things out, and decide what to do next.
Boys & Girls Harbor
A home for children who need a different home due to neglect, abuse, or dependency. Call for more information.
Offers services to homeless youth 17 years old and younger including medical & dental services, day care for parenting teens, life skills and parenting classes. Services for homeless young adults 18-21 years old include counseling, HIV services, shelter, and GED classes.
National Runaway Hotline
Offers counseling and local shelter referrals. Will relay messages to families.
Safe non-judgmental place for homeless and street youth ages 13-22. Offers shelter, clothing, showers, case management, daily programs, and food.
Independent/transitional living program for homeless young men and women between the ages of 18-21. Provides housing, food, and access to social and medical services.
TRIAD Prevention Program
Crisis shelter for homeless teens. Call and ask to speak to a TRIAD case worker for shelter information.
Trinity Life Center, Inc.
Day shelter for homeless youth and runaways. Long term, short term, and emergency shelter for boys 11-18 years old. Drug and alcohol counseling, referrals, and other services.