While working on the lines of the National Runaway Switchboard one becomes informed on the plight of youth runaways. There are always horror stories…

While working on the lines of the National Runaway Switchboard one becomes informed on the plight of youth runaways. There are always horror stories having to do with a youth who has runaway and is being taken advantage of or been completely without any help. Adults promising a shelter, food, money, and any form of safety can be quite appealing to a teen without options, but at times, these scenarios don’t have a happy ending. Tales of youths breaking free of the deadly stranglehold of a once friendly stranger are not unheard of, but it is those untold stories where the most gruesome events occur that go by ignored. Those stories of runaways being hurt or killed never make it to the surface, and that is why the National Runaway Switchboard is there. We help to prevent any form of abuse to a youth in need and steer them away from being victims.

– Ruben