November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a public awareness campaign designed to “Shine a Light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth that too often remain invisible. It is also an opportunity to spotlight the resources available to support youth in crisis throughout the nation. As part of the campaign, individuals, organizations and communities across the nation are encouraged to work together to prevent youth homelessness.
National Runaway Prevention Month is spearheaded each year by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), a national nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that runaway, homeless and at-risk youth are safe and off the streets, with the support of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).
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|Partner Toolkit and
|Youth Toolkit||NRPM Logos|
|Community PowerPoint||Sample Proclamation
and Request Letter
|Sample Press Release
and Pitch Tips
|Social Media Graphics||Call to Action||Commitment Cards|
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Free Your Wings Youth Mentoring, Inc. | Detroit Phoenix Center | The Harbour | Child Welfare League of America | Kenechi | Florida Atlantic University- School of Criminology & Criminal Justice | The Children’s Center Inc. | Youth Alternative Home Association | Mary’s Path | Whitney M. Young Magnet High School | Wayne-Westland Community Schools | FCA | True Colors United | Wellspring Living-Receiving Hope Center | Greene County Juvenile Office / Community Based Services | Family Resources, Inc. | Christopher Youth Center | Jefferson Branch of the Detroit Public Library | Kids in crisis | Cornerstones of Care | The Harbour | 180 Degrees | Connections Individual and Family Services | Youth Alternative Home Association | Youth Emergency Services | Polaris | WV Outreach and Admissions | Home Base- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley | Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota | National Network for Youth | Crittenton Services for Children and Families | Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition Youth Taskforce | Good at Running LLC | National Center for Missing and Exploited Children | Children’s Aid Society of West Tx Inc. | GBAPP | Yes to Youth MCYS | YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services | Celebrate Recovery Brevard County FL | George Gervin Youth Center | Project 16:49 | Zepf Center | CASA of the 7th Judicial District | Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services | Children’s Aid Society of Alabama | Family Connection | Open Arms, Inc. | Sasha Bruce Youthwork | Community Access Unlimited | True Colors United | Arbor Youth Services | The Trill Foundation | Irenic Therapeutic Services PLLC | Boys & Girls Clubs of America | AFC Youth Ministries | National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth | Youth Futures | CenterLink | Jacob Wetterling Resource Center a program of Zero Abuse Project | Good Saint Anne Corporation | Northwest Compass, Inc |Irenic Therapeutic Services PLLC | Connection Individual and Family Services | Rise Up News | Payne County Youth Services | HONOR | RAINN | UMOM New Day Center, INC | True Colors United | Foundation 2 Crisis Services | Interface Children & Family Services | Fresno EOC | Hale Kipa, Inc. | Isaiah House | Bellefaire JCB| ACH Child and Family Services | Anchor House Inc. | New Generation, Inc | Arbor Youth Services | Youth for Change | Ocean’s Harbor House | Covenant House Georgia, Inc. | Livingston Family Center-The Connection Youth Services | Good Saint Anne Corporation | The Night Ministry | Change 1 | California Homeless Youth Project | Project Oz | New Beginnings Inc | The Relatives | Park Place Outreach | Casa Youth Shelter | Wind Youth Services | Janus Youth Programs | Pioneer Center for Human Services | Jackson Street Youth Services | Community Access Unlinited | Interface Children and Family Services | YMCA of San Diego County, Youth & Family Services | Mvskoke Nation Youth Services | Park Place Outreach, Inc. | Southern Oregon Navigator | Crittenton Services for Children and Families | Youth Focus, Inc.| Briarpatch Youth Services | Decatur Township Youth Council | SchoolHouse Connection |Georgia Center for Youth Excellence | RAP House – YFA
To see the full list of NRPM Partners, click here.
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The History of National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM): In October 2002, President Bush hosted the landmark White House Conference on Exploited and Runaway Children, where leaders from across the country convened to discuss issues and challenges related to the runaway and homeless youth crisis. What once was known as National Runaway Prevention Week was expanded into a month-long prevention and awareness campaign.
Over the years, members of Congress have taken steps to commemorate National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM); supporting and recognizing its goals and ideals by introducing both House and Senate Resolutions. Proud sponsors of NRPM resolutions have included Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV), Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Susan Collins (R- ME), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R- UT), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AK).