Along with helping youth and the people in their lives with crises and connecting them to resources through our hotline, the National Runaway…

Along with helping youth and the people in their lives with crises and connecting them to resources through our hotline, the National Runaway Switchboard also strives to educate people who work with children and teens on the facts and figures of runaways, and also raise awareness about the issues that relate to running away.  With the cooperation of other non-profit organizations and institutions, NRS has also done work on making a mini-course on preventing situation where youth feel like they have to leave home.  There is a package of materials containing written documents on runaway prevention, conflict resolution, and other such topics. This can be obtained by calling the hotline at 1-800-RUNAWYA (1-800-786-2929) or going to our website.  By educating people on these issues, we hope that more action can be facilitated by both individuals and the government to help mitigate the problems that plague youth today.

– Allyson