Runaway Resources:

ALL CHILDREN’S HOME [ACH] is a non-profit children and family services agency offering emergency youth shelter for homeless and runaway youth, ages 10-17 years old. www.ACHservices.org

CHILDREN FIRST INC is dedicated to providing for the mental health needs of children, adolescents and adults. www.childrenfirstinc.org

DALLAS CHALLENGE helps youths stay in school, off drugs/alcohol, and out of the criminal justice system. www.dallaschallenge.org

DALLAS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER (DCAC) improves the lives of abused children in Dallas County. www.dcac.org

HELP AND HOPE provides help for parents and hope for kids. www.helpandhope.org 

LENA POPE offers counseling services for children, adolescents, adults and families. www.lenapope.org

LETOT CENTER assist referred youth in becoming productive, law-abiding citizens, while promoting public safety and victim restoration. http://www.dallascounty.org/department/juvenile/letot.php

LETOT GIRL’S CENTER empowers neglected and exploited girls by providing them a safe environment for long-term residential and gender-responsive treatment. http://letotgirlscenter.org

MILLWOOD HOSPITAL offers a comprehensive continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults with psychiatric or substance abuse problems. www.millwoodhospital.com

NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN is a national resource center for child protection. www.missingkids.com

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE helps keep runaways off the streets. www.1800runaway.org

NATIONAL SAFE PLACE has a network of Safe Place locations — schools, fire stations, libraries, grocery and convenience stores, public transit, YMCAs and other appropriate public buildings – that display the yellow and black diamond-shaped Safe Place sign. www.nationalsafeplace.org

THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

NEXUS RECOVERY is a Dallas nonprofit specialized substance abuse services for females. www.nexusrecovery.org

THE PARENTING CENTER's motto is "Stronger Families = Stronger Communities." The center offers a parenting advice phone line; online self-paced parenting classes; monthly calendar with various resources/classes available. www.theparentingcenter.org

PHOENIX HOUSE is a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization. www.phoenixhouse.org

THE POLLY KLAAS FOUNDATION is a national nonprofit dedicated to the recovery of missing children. www.pollyklaas.org

THE RIGHT STEP offers affordable residential & outpatient treatment for drug & alcohol addiction for adults and adolescents. www.rightstep.com

SANTA FE YOUTH SERVICES is a non-profit agency providing services for adolescents [i.e., alcohol and drug use]. www.santafeyouth.org

TARRANT COUNTY JUVENILE SERVICES operates a justice organization that supports victim rights and community safety while fostering productive, responsible behavior for youth and families. www.tarrantcounty.com/en/juvenile-services/about-juvenile-services.html

TEEN HELP includes information on parenting teenagers, troubled teens, teen issues, treatment programs, and other related topics. www.teenhelp.com

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MISSING PERSONS CLEARINGHOUSE is a central repository for information on missing and unidentified persons in Texas. www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch

TEXAS YOUTH RUNAWAY HOTLINE is dedicated to helping youths and families in need of assistance. http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/youth_hotline/default.asp hotline

TEXAS YOUTH HOTLINE provides 24-hour help for youth; call 1-800-989-6884 or text 512-872-5777 or chat online at www.dfps.state.tx.us/Youth_Hotline

TIMBERLAWN HOSPITAL offers psychiatric and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents and children. www.timberlawn.com

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE helps send messages to missing Americans abroad. www.travel.state.gov