Services for Youth


Runaway Homeless Youth Programs

Our 24-hour Runaway & Homeless Youth crisis line is anonymous, confidential and free.

We are here to listen and here to help, no matter what you're going through.

Contact us if:

  • you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home 
  • you have a friend who has run and is looking for help 
  • you are a runaway want to communicate with your parents and aren’t sure how 
  • you care about a youth and want information on how you can help

The Runaway & Homeless Youth Program offers safety and shelter to youth who are 17 years or younger.

We Focus on Your Safety First
We will provide a safe and secure setting while you explore your options and determine what’s next. You can stay at a shelter or in a host home for up to 21 days, during that time you may be able to access therapy sessions with a professional who can help you explore issues you are dealing with.

We Support You in Determining Next Steps
We will work with you to find workable solutions to the issues you are facing and, whenever possible, support you in communicating with your family to resolve conflicts.

We will help you work towards either reestablishing contact with your family or to find alternative housing options.

When appropriate, we will work cooperatively with you and county social services to efficiently and effectively resolve issues and provide referrals for housing and basic needs.

To access resources available through the Runaway & Homeless Youth Program you must be willing to comply with program expectations that include someone contacting your parents to let them know you are safe – we will be there to support you and provide mediation, when necessary. We will advocate on your behalf; your well-being is our primary concern.

Brainerd Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

Duluth Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

Northern MN Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

Rochester Runaway & Homeless Youth Program