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Sometimes it’s difficult to reach out for help. NRS wants youth to feel comfortable connecting to support.
Runaway and homeless youth are at particularly high risk for being exploited while on the streets. It’s easier for predators to manipulate a young person who has nowhere to go, no basic needs, and in many cases no hope.
Youth reach out to the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) every day. They are dealing with a crisis. They are seeking help. But who are they?
Throughout this blog series, you have learned that there are many reasons why youth run away, and issues related to sexuality and sexual orientation are certainly among them.
It’s important to remember that consequences affect not only the person using drugs or alcohol but also others, including family and friends.
When you consider the number of possible stressors, it’s easy to understand how quickly a crisis can form.
“…We have to break the cycle of young people, especially young girls, who repeatedly run away from home…” Washington, D.C. Mayor’s Office Spokesperson, Kevin Harris
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