Community Information Database

Subject Description

Runaway Hotlines

Programs that provide telephone crisis intervention services 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. Services may include 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.

Taxonomy Code: RP-150.800-70

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