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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Crisis Hotlines for Youth

Need help? These organizations are here for you, 24/7/365.

Safeline badgeThe National Runaway Safeline (NRS) supports runaway and homeless youth and youth who are thinking of running away. NRS will listen to your story and give you reliable, confidential support tailored to your specific needs.

Call: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
Text: 66008

Hotline badgeThe National Human Trafficking Hotline helps victims and survivors of human trafficking throughout the United States. They can talk to you about your rights and options and refer you to services in your area. You don’t have to give your name.

Call: 1-888-373-7888
Text: “Help” to 233733 (BeFree)

illustration: a heart inside a speech bubble loveisrespect helps young people learn about healthy relationships and dating violence. They can connect you with resources in your area and help you create a plan to stay safe. Their services are confidential.

Call: 1-888-331-9474
Text: “loveis” to 22522


ThNational Domestic Violence Hotline badgee National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

Call: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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