The National Runaway Switchboard helps youth in crisis and the adults in their lives resolve certain issues and connect to resources near their…

The National Runaway Switchboard helps youth in crisis and the adults in their lives resolve certain issues and connect to resources near their area.

Among the youth the National Runaway Switchboard serves, youth who have been exploited by often abusive employers confront the danger of being hurt if caught trying to escape from their employer’s grasp. Youth who have run away from home or have been kicked out of their home fall prey to the efforts of these employers, known as exploiters of youth labor, to recruit them for a job. These exploiters often pay their youth labor poorly if at all, and force them to live under dire conditions.

Crisis workers on the NRS hotline can help youth who find themselves in this situation get out of it.

– Allyson