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Youth and Runaways
youth have a better future
You can help children have safe, happy, valuable
lives as they make their way in the world. Child and parents in Chongqing,
one of the largest cities in China
460 West 41 Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 1-212-613-0300 or 1-800-999-9999
Referrals for youth and parents with kids that face problems with
drugs, homelessness, running away, etc. Message relays to parents available. Takes reports of
abuse. If all counselors are busy, stay on line and one will be with you as soon as
Offers information on how to help, donate and people who care.
Has links for advice on families, relationships, feelings,
suicide and more. -DJ
Girls and Boys
Town National Hotline
The Village of Boystown
Boystown, Nebraska, 68010
New York Office: 525 Dean St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 1-800-448-3000 (24 hrs)
"Provides crisis intervention, info and referrals. Free,
confidential. Short-term crisis intervention. Works with children and families. The
nonprofit, nonsectarian organization has provided these children with a safe, caring,
loving environment where they gain confidence to get better and learn skills to become
Offers information for parents and kids (teens),
professionals and career opportunities. -KJG
Agree...it does provide training to help hundreds of
families and children. -DJ
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It's a good idea to take the time to bond
with your children and join them in activities they like doing.
2277 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 1-800-638-8736 (Mon.-Fri, 8:30am-7pm)
Info and referrals to juvenile justice programs and departments of
Information on conferences for people interested in criminal
Also includes internships and a role model program for kids.
8902 Otis Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Publishes literature and pamphlets on various children's rights issues.
Information for professionals working with kids, adolescents
and families experiencing crises. -KJG
There are free helpful "Video Instructor Guides" to
assist you in running
successful programs. -DJ
When you give to children,
they give back to you: kids in Hong Kong
2122 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 1-202-331-1110 or 1-877-330-1110
Info and referrals on public and private services for children and
adolescents in crisis. Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse
treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care,
Shows how families are helped with their
summer, weekend and other programs. The results are shown through pictures.
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National Association to Protect Children
46 Haywood Street, Suite 315
Asheville, NC 28801
"If you're tired
of seeing hurt and scared children treated like the least important priority
in America, do something about it! JOIN
PROTECT AND START WINNING! We are committed to building a powerful, nonpartisan force
for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect."
Gives updates and recent political articles about what is
happening in many states that especially interferes with children and the law. -DJ
Teaching children sports is a
great way to enhance your relationship with them. It also shows them you
3080 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 1-773-880-9860 or 1-800-621-4000 (24 hrs)
Suicide and crisis counseling. Info and referrals for shelter,
counseling, food pantries, transportation.
Offers information on how to volunteer. -KJG
Gives good advice for parents, teachers, and teens.
Talks about the millions of teens they've helped and about the millions of
dollars they have spent on them. -DJ
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Phone: 1-800-231-6946 (24 hrs)
Info and referrals. Can also relay messages to parents.
Safer Child, Inc.
P.O. Box 48151
Spokane, WA 99228-1151
Gives online counseling for parents on how to handle
different situations with their children of all ages.
One of the best websites that has about 62 categories. -DJ
Stand Up For Kids
1510 Front Street, Suite 100
San Diego, California 92101
"The mission is to help homeless and street kids...carried
out by a national volunteer force whose on-the-streets outreach efforts will find,
stabilize and assist homeless and street kids in their efforts to improve their lives. The
organization's mission shall also be furthered through deterrence and resource programs
provided in schools and via the Internet."
Has different offices in about 30 states in the USA
one can volunteer and donate. -DJ
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