Are you a young person looking for our help? You are not alone. StandUp for Kids has 18 locations across the country, most of which offer Street Outreach. Some also have Outreach Centers and other things to help you.
If you dial our toll-free number, 1-888-365-4543, you will be automatically directed to the program closest to you based on the area code you call from. You can also look up local contact information to make direct contact with a program in your area.
We serve unaccompanied homeless and at risk youth – and young parents with children of their own – up to their 25th birthday. Our ongoing mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness. To do this, we have built four core programs in many of the cities where we operate in volunteer teams: Street Outreach, Outreach Centers, Mentoring, and Apartment Support. We are quite proud of the fact that our volunteer teams build trust and become a consistent resource to stabilize and otherwise help those youth that the rest of society ignored.
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), www.1800runaway.org – a crisis care hotline that can provide you with assistance 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The NRS can connect you to help and hope through hotline, online and offline resources. NRS also provides a family reunification program offered in collaboration with Greyhound bus.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Transitional housing programs for homeless youth: 1-800-621-4000, www.benefits.gov
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD, www.childhelp.org.