What to do if…

Your friend / someone at school or in the neighborhood is thinking of running away.


There are lots of reasons why someone can be pushed out of their home.  This is serious. Traffickers and pimps often go after youth with nowhere to stay. Pimps know how to spot a young person who has left home  at a bus station, a fast food place, or even in parks. Your friend could call the National Runaway Hotline to learn about shelters near her or talk through her situation. They’ll listen and keep her information confidential.

If she needs a shelter urgently, here are some options:

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