There are 17 total posts tagged with “Runaway reality”
When Isaak* called 1-800-RUNAWAY about his 15-year-old missing son, two things caught Stephanie’s attention: the dire sound of distress in his voice, and the fact that police had refused to file a report.
José* called wanting to know more about how he could get emancipated. He was having problems at home.
Learn more about Kiara’s contact with the National Runaway Safeline.
“Julie was very proactive about the situation and had been communicating with her daughter when it suddenly stopped.”
Module 6: Runaway Reality gives youth a chance to explore data about youth who runaway, discuss issues that runaway youth face, and even hear a real story of a runaway.
He was unaware of Greyhound Bus and NRS’ Home Free program when he spoke to NRS frontline team member Joyce, and was elated to learn that he’d be able to get a free bus ticket home if his situation qualified.
“All of our liners are super supportive of each other, and it’s very clear when someone is on a difficult call.”
Janet used NRS’ live chat service to find a way out of a physically and emotionally abusive home environment. Here is her story on dealing with abuse.
“You don’t know who is on the other end of that line. [Their experience can] be a lot closer to you than you think.”
Learn more about Jack and his experience with our crisis services center.
Kyle expressed to our staff that he might be going through a depression. Learn more in this Runaway Reality story.
Learn more about her search for help.
Grace, a 26 year old woman, called the hotline recently. She was calling to thank us because she had used the program back when she was 17 turning 18.
“I’ve got about ten seconds to help this caller feel like this is a safe place for them to speak,” says volunteer Carolyn. Learn how we build rapport with runaway youth. By Dan Jakes
We like to share stories from our crisis call center in order to illustrate the runaway and homeless youth experience. Our next story focuses on Ahmed.
Tiana, a 16 year old from New York City, called because she was thinking about leaving home. This is the story of how we were able to help.
Megan told Ron how far she had come since she’d run away a year ago. Back then, she skipped classes because her classmates always wanted to fight her. After Megan changed schools, she focused on her education. She was finally feeling like she had made serious progress in her life. Her goal was to go away to college. If she had a baby now, Megan felt it would ruin all of her plans.