More and more often, we are seeing runaway youth reach out to us on social media sites as well as on our blog. Here is how you can access our services.
How Youth Can Get Help Through Social Media
We serve runaway youth who are in need of help, are at-risk of running away, or who are already on the street. Our goal is to be able to reach runaway youth in order to keep them safe and off the street. We make contact with youth in need through our hotline number, 1-800-RUNAWAY, and through our website, 1800RUNAWAY.org. We have the ability to reach youth by email available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and our live chat function is available at various times of the day.
More and more often, we are seeing youth reach out to us on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as on our blog. This may be for several reasons: younger people are more likely to access differently through alternative channels. This increase may be a response to our initiative to increase our presence on social media, as well as our increased blogging efforts.
In order to continue to service those in need, here is how you can access NRS through social media:
You can send us a message through our Facebook page:
or post to our wall.
You can post to our wall or send us a direct message through our Twitter page.
If you want to send us a message through Instagram, click on the icon at the top right of the Instagram screen, and then the “+” sign that appears at the top right corner. Then you can search for NRS by entering “1800runaway” into the search function.
We have youth and parents comment on our blogs with questions on their situations. We try to supply useful information on our blog, but often our readers need more information. Connecting with us on our blog can help you get connected to the resources you need. Disqus, an app for blog commentary can help you get connected with us.
Here’s how to use it:
Go to disqus.com. You can create an account for free with your email, or by using Facebook or Twitter.
Once you are logged in, you can visit our blog, and then add comments to any of our blogs.
There are several ways you can reach us, and get the help you are looking for.
****We need to remind you that our 1-800-RUNAWAY hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our website services (crisis email, live chat, forum) and social media channels are monitored, but responses to requests for services may not be immediately answered.
If you need immediate help, please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. If you cannot call for whatever reason, you can text us at 66008. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.****