There are 40 total posts tagged with “runaway youth”
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.
Here are some of the ways we help.
Learn more about Gordon’s trip and presentation.
Kyle expressed to our staff that he might be going through a depression. Learn more in this Runaway Reality story.
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.
Consider joining our Youth Activist League. Managed by our Community Engagement Specialist, Andrea Medina, the YAL is our initiative to connect with youth on their level.
“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
Learn More About “Home Free” Here.
One of the best ways to keep youth from running away is to be there for them as a mentor. Learn how mentoring can help keep youth safe and off the street.
Mental wellness practices can help youth from making rash decisions that could lead them into danger. Learn more about this from NRS.
In this next chapter in our series on U.S. state runaway laws, we are covering the Midwest states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota and Michigan.
Each month we nominate a homeless youth volunteer to celebrate their contributions. For December of 2015, our Volunteer of the Month is Ron Schankin.
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.
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.
October 2015 Donors
Lawrence and Patricia Brottman
Greg and Terri…
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.
Learn more about National Runaway Prevention Month and its vital role in our mission.
Modify Watches CEO Aaron Schwartz spoke with us about his company and their drive to give back.
We have moved into our new space and our crisis call center is live. See exclusive photos of our new space here.
Today is our last day in our offices at 3080 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tomorrow, we will be moving into a newly constructed office a block north of our current location.
LGBT Center Awareness Day happens each year on October 19th. However, you can spread awareness every day.
Here are some of the most common reasons that runaway youth have told us why they run away.
Meet our October 2015 Volunteer of the Month, Kerrie Klein, crisis call center volunteer. Learn more about her work and contributions.
Meet our September 2015 Volunteer of the Month, Nora McAllister, a member of our crisis call center staff. Learn more about Nora and her wonderful work.
In this next chapter in our runaway laws series, we are covering the states of the Northern Plains: Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
In this next chapter in our series, we are covering the states on the West Coast: California, Washington State, and Oregon.
Each month we like to feature a particular stand-out volunteer for their dedication, attitude and contributions. Our August 2015 Volunteer of the Month is Jason Chu.
We continue with our series on runaway laws by state with the southern states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
What can be done, to combat the bullying and harassment of LGBTQ students in order to ensure their intellectual and emotional well-being and physical safety?
Community outreach specialist Samantha Owens takes to the road in order to engage at-risk teens and runaway youth
Our guests from Morocco joined us to learn more about our homeless and runaway youth service initiatives, technology and operating budget.
Producers from NBC Nightly News contacted me in search of an expert on runaway youth to speak about the Chelsea O’Donnell case. Here is how I booked NRS Executive Director Maureen Blaha on the show.
Here is our third installment in our blog series “Can I Move out at 17?” – Runaway Laws by State. We cover the Southeast states West Virginia, Virginia, North & South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
We received a special treat the other day when LeeAnn Trotter from NBC Chicago visited our offices to learn about the resources we provide for homeless and runaway youth.
Each month, NRS will honor a local non-profit organization that helps to keep runaway and homeless youth safe and off the streets.
We are continuing our blog series on runaway youth laws in the U.S. In this issue we cover states Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
NRS’ runaway prevention curriculum, Let’s Talk is updated for 2015!
Based on the needs of teachers and administrators, social…
“Can I Move Out at 17?” – Blog Series on Runaway Laws by State
NRS receives thousands of calls per month from youth that have run away from home,…
NRS to Start New Initiative through Social Media to Better Service Runaway Youth
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