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.

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

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

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

HELP AND HOPE provides help for parents and hope for kids. 

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

LETOT CENTER assist referred youth in becoming productive, law-abiding citizens, while promoting public safety and victim restoration.

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

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

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

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE helps keep runaways off the streets.

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.

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.

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

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.

PHOENIX HOUSE is a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization.

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

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

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

TARRANT COUNTY JUVENILE SERVICES operates a justice organization that supports victim rights and community safety while fostering productive, responsible behavior for youth and families.

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

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MISSING PERSONS CLEARINGHOUSE is a central repository for information on missing and unidentified persons in Texas.

TEXAS YOUTH RUNAWAY HOTLINE is dedicated to helping youths and families in need of assistance. hotline

TEXAS YOUTH HOTLINE provides 24-hour help for youth; call 1-800-989-6884 or text 512-872-5777 or chat online at

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE helps send messages to missing Americans abroad.