Family Development - A Caregiver's Guide

Family Resources - Toll Free Help Lines by Topic

Services for Adolescents and Runaways

Thursday’s Child National Call Center for Endangered Youth
Provides counseling, crisis intervention, case advocacy, referrals and messages between parents and runaway youth. Areas of assistance are child abuse, child exploitation, eating disorders (including Anorexia and Bulimia), depression, teen suicide, missing children, runaways, sexual safety, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and teen parenting. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
www.thursdayschild.org/frames_about.htm
1-800-USA-KIDS (1-800-872-5437)

The Covenant House Nineline
Provides food, shelter, clothing, crisis care, health care, education, vocational training, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, recreation, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach and aftercare. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional information also available online at www.covenanthouse.org.
Email help: help@nineline.org
1-800-999-9999

National Runaway Switchboard
Provides non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and referrals. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional information also available online at www.1800runaway.org
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

National Safe Place
If you’re in a crisis, text the word SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866. We’ll text you back the address of the nearest Safe Place site and contact number for the local youth shelter. Within that same message you’ll receive a prompt that says, “reply with 2CHAT for more help.” Once you reply, you’ll be connected with a professional for more help.
www.nationalsafeplace.org
Email: info@nationalsafeplace.org