National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-RUNAWAY

Call if you are a teenager or a friend who is thinking of running from home. There is a Home Free program….it is not just a bus ticket home. We want you to be safe. In addition to working with you and your parents/guardians to develop a plan before you return home, we also provide you with resources in your community to help you start rebuilding your relationship. We also contact you to make sure you got home safely and to see how things are going. If necessary, we give you the names of other resources in your community to help you continue your success.

National Safe Place

Safe Place is a national youth outreach program designed to provide access to immediate help and safety for all young people in crisis. The Safe Place logo is displayed on more than 18,000 community buildings, businesses and public transportation vehicles in the U.S. Safe Place locations include convenience stores, schools, fire stations, libraries, recreational centers, grocery stores, public buses and more. National Safe Teens can text the word “SAFE” and their current location to 69866 and receive a text message with the name and address of the closest designated Safe Place, as well as the number of the local youth service agency. Teens are also able to text interactively with a mental health professional for additional help.

Door of Hope 4 Teens

Door of Hope 4 Teens, a non-profit organization providing emotional support, guidance, and resources to teens and your adults who struggle with self-injury – cutting. Crisis care advocates provide services via a texting hope line, email correspondence and phone conversations. You are not alone, we are here to help you! Take your first step today towards freedom we are waiting to hear from you.

Finding Balance

Finding Balance offers a wide range of web-based resources dealing with the issues of cutting, eating disorders, or self image challenges. The Finding Balance website is a video-on-demand site that offers self-testing, as well as an interactive panel whereby a user can ask questions, receive answers, and view hundreds of additional questions submitted by their peers. These questions are answered personally by experts trained in that area of concern.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Lifeline. People have called us for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.

Choices School Assembly with Steve Russo

Invite Steve to bring his drums and speak at your school.During the assembly he draws example after example from his own experiences — from nightclub gigs while still in high school – to studio work – to entertaining some of the top names in music, movies, TV, sports and politics.. Teens respond positively and decisively as they identify with his lifestyle values and apply them in their own lives. Steve dramatically reinforces the need for value-driven personal relationships and for completing high school successfully. He contrasts these with the disastrous damage to relationships as a result of drug use, alcohol abuse, violence, bullying, cutting, and suicide.


I Am Second

Ever need encouragement? Feel like it’s you against the world? Wondering if others struggle too? Visit I Am Second. Be inspired to live for God and for others. It’s not all about you and I Am Second will help you realize that in God’s plan. We are not why we exist. The authentic stories on provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You’ll discover people who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found. Be Second