Missing and Runaways
National Runaway Safeline - Volunteer organization which provides confidential help to runaways and their families, as well as information and educational services.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids - This non-profit U.S. agency employs state-of-the-art technology to locate missing children and teenagers.
Team Hope - provides one-on-one support to parents of missing children through a volunteer network of parents who have survived the experience. The website also offers a wealth of information on abduction, runaways, Internet enticement, etc.
Runaway Lives - Personal stories about the runaway experience and discussion by runaways and their families.
Information & Statistics
When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide - Informative and sensitive site for parents written (with assistance from law enforcement and youth service professionals) by parents who have experienced the trauma of a missing child.
Covenant House - Crisis Care for Homeless and At-Risk Kids
National Runaway Switchboard - phone 1-800-621-4003 1-800-621-4003
Child Find of America, Inc. (New York)- phone 1-800-a-way-out 1-800-a-way-out
National Missing Children's Locate Center (Oregon)-phone 1-800-999-7846 1-800-999-7846
For runaway hotlines in specific areas of the U.S., check the "Human Services" section of the local phone directory.
Travel & Communication Services
"Home Free" Bus Service - Greyhound Lines, in conjunction with the National Runaway Switchboard, will provide free one way transportation for runaway children returning home through its "Home Free" program.
Prevention & Intervention
Understanding and Preventing Teenage Runaways - advice a clinical psychologist.
The Runaway Game - "Choose-your-own-adventure" style hypertext novel with 20 different endings designed to help teenagers understand the realities of life as a runaway. At the end of each chapter, readers make choices which lead to different scenarios.