NATIONAL RESOURCES: 

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-786-2929
Website:  www.1800runaway.org
This hotline helps runaways find local shelters, transitional housing, and other resources.  It can 
even help arrange for them to get a free bus ticket home.  Please look under "Emergency Travel" for information on companies that will transport the runaway home FREE!  Volunteers and professional 
staff also work to prevent troubled kids from leaving home in the first place.
AND
National Runaway HOTLINE
Phone:  1-800-621-4000
Website:  www.nrscrisisline.org

National Hope Network
(Runaway & Suicide Resources)
Phone:  1-800-784-2433

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
Phone:  1-800-448-3000
Website:  www.boystown.org
This crisis, resource, and referral line is designed to help young people with problems ranging 
from fighting with parents and bullying to sexual assault and drug abuse.


STATE RESOURCES:

Michigan Runaway Hotline
Phone:  313-292-4517

Gateway Community Services Statewide Crisis Line
Phone:  517-351-4000


Common Ground Sanctuary
1222 S. Washington
Royal Oak, MI  48067
Crisis Line: 248-547-2260
Website: www.commongroundhelps.org
A 3-week voluntary residential counseling program for youths ages 10-17 with a focus on
family reunification. The program has NO GEOGRAPHICAL RESTRICTIONS.



METRO DETROIT & WAYNE COUNTY: 

Covenant House Michigan
2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208
Phone: 313-463-2005
Website: www.covenanthousemi.org
Covenant House Michigan is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides
hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 18-24. We provide shelter,
educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services, to help
youth overcome hurdles such as homelessness,unemployment, inadequate education,
violence, drugs and gangs. Our goal is to redirect themonto a path toward meaningful
and successful adulthood.
Counties Served: Wayne County, Oakland County & Macomb County


Alternatives for Girls                       
903 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  313-361-4000
Website:  www.alternativesforgirls.org
Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. AFG accomplishes this mission through three key services: AFG Prevention, the AFG Shelter/Transition
to Independent Living Program (TIL) and AFG Outreach.
AND
The Basic Center Program (BCP) is a voluntary 21-day residentail program for female youth (15-17
years old) who are at-risk of running away from home or involuntarily removed from the home by 
a family member or legal guardian.  While participating in the BCP, the youth and the family receive 
individual, family and group counseling and case management.  FYI:  Alternatives for Girls does not
ascribe to a specific religious belief but supports the individual practice of each shelter participant. 


Wayne Metro Community Action Agency   
Corporate Office: 
7310 Woodward Ave.  Suite 800
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-6000
AND     
2121 Biddle Ave. 
Wyandotte, MI  48192 
Phone:  734-284-6999
AND 
The YARD  (Youth and Runaway Drop-in Center)
1638 Eureka (corner of Eureka & 17th Street)
Wyandotte,  MI  48192
Phone: 313-410-1493        24 hr. Crisis Line:  734-400-3929
Website:  www.waynemetro.org
A newly created drop-in center for runaway and homeless youths that provides a safe place 
for youth ages 12 to 22 to receive assistance and support.  Has computers available for youth 
to complete homework, apply for jobs and education assistance as well as hygiene kits.  The 
program will also help secure a safe place for young people to stay.  The YARD is open from 
2 p.m.to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and additional hours and days will be added as the 
program develops.  


Counterpoint Shelter & Crisis Center
3000 Hiveley Road
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone: 734-728-3400
24-hour crisis line: 866-672-4357   Open to youth ages 10 to 17.  
Website:  www.starfishonline.org
Offers youth (ages 10-17) a safe, short-term place to stay, while we counsel your entire family 
to work through problems.  Transitional Living Program is available for ages 16-20.


Children's Crisis Screening & Intervention
The Guidance Center
13101 Allen Rd., Ste. 400
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-785-7704  (After 5 p.m.  888-711-5465)
Website:  www.guidance-center.org 
Emergency assessment and referrals for children between 3-17 years old.


Matrix Human Services
Administration Office:
120 Parsons Street
Detroit, MI 
Phone:  313-831-1000  OR  313-873-0678
Email:  inquiries@matrixhumanservices.org
Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org
Housing for runaways, "throw-aways" and homeless teenagers, including those that are HIV+
ages 12-17. 


Traveler's Aid
65 Cadillac Sq. 30th Floor, Suite 3000
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-962-6740
Website:  www.travelersaid.org
Wayne Homeless Network Project for runaways and the homeless.  Designated to return 
runaway youth to their state of origin.


Ruth Ellis Center
77 Victor Street  (at John R)
Highland Park, MI  48203
Phone:  313-252-1950
Email:  info@ruthelliscenter.com
Website:  www.ruthelliscenter.com
An emergency shelter with an 18 month program for independent living for ages 16 to 21.  
One of only 3 youth social service agencies in the nation helping LGBT teens & youth 
experiencing homelessness.  It also provides short-term and long-term residential space 
and support services. 


The Angel House (AKA Krat & CO)
PO Box 40629
Redford, MI  48239
Phone:  248-622-0359
Email:  krat-llc@yahoo.com
Website:  http://www.kratllc.com
A community based, non-profit organization that has a vision of breaking generational curses 
within families who choose to live on the welfare system.  The Angel House will provide adequate housing, education, guidance, and self-enrichment training for young women ages 14 through 21 
years of age who may have experienced a temporary setback due to life-changing events while 
striving to take care of family responsibilities.  Young women will have the opportunity to become 
self-employed and/or independent contractors in areas such as information technology, tax preparation, real estate, photography, cosmetology, insurance and fitness instructors.  Other miscellaneous services may include worship services, licensed day care services, individual and group counseling sessions, adequate housing during and after completion of the program.


Creating Independence and Outcomes Program (CIAO)
1641 Porter Street
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone:  313-638-2302
You must be a Wayne County resident between the ages of 17 and 20 years old and in foster
care for at least one day on or after your 14th birthday to participate.  This program assists
young adults, aged 17-21, who have transitioned or are transitioning out of foster care. Each
person develops a concrete and realistic plan that guides their educational, career and personal goals.  The programs staff guides each youth in the development and implementation of their
future plans by offering direct counseling, remediation, employment opportunities, training, supportive and follow-up services and referrals to community resources.


Don Bosco Hall
2340 Calvert
Detroit, MI  48206
Phone: 313-869-2200
Email:  wgunn@donboscohall.org
Website:  http://www.donboscohall.org
A private non-profit agency which focuses on family reunification, youth rehabilitations, youth protective service, mentorship, recreation and preparing youth with the interpersonal,technological and educational skills which enhance their ability to reach their greatest potential. The agency colloborates with other community organizations and businesses to provide an effective network of services to the local community.   Offers a large variety of services.


Judson Center
Youth Independent Living Skills Preparation
Wayne County Regional Office
12723 Telegraph Road, Suite 200
Redford, MI  48239
Phone: 313-794-5653
Website:  http://www.judsoncenter.org
The Judson Center Independent Living Preparation group is designed to offer self-sufficiency preparation to youth ages 14 to 18 years within Judson Center's Foster Care programs. The goal is 
to provide youth with skills to become self-sufficient and thereby avoid homelessness as they "age 
out" of the foster care system.  Designed to teach skills related to job seeking, money management, housing and household maintenance, emergency and safety, relationship and health issues, education and career planning, transportation and legal rights and responsibilities.  


Holy Cross Children's Services / Supervised Independent Living
5690 Cecil Avenue
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-895-2200
Website:  http://www.hccsnet.org
Designed for young women and men ages 16-21 who have successfully completed residential or foster care programs but  who cannot return to the home of their home of their parents for whatever reason.
Offers a large variety of services.


Starr Commonwealth
Supervised Living Facilities
22400 W. Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI   48219
Phone:  313-794-4447
Offers Pre-independent Living and Supervised Independent Living programs designed to assist youth 
to prepare for life on their own.  Staff helps youth enroll in school, find housing, secure a job, learn basic living skills, and provide counseling, support and supervision.  Primarily serves Wayne County youth ages 16-18 who are leaving foster homes or residential treatment facilities. 


St. Peter's Home for Boys
16121 Joy Road
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone:  313-846-6942
Website: 
St. Peter's Home for Boys provides residential and educational care to adolescent boys ages 12-19. 
Those admitted to St. Peter's are court wards due to a history of abuse and/or neglect.  St. Peter's
also has a nonresidential educational program for boys & girls ages 15-17.  Non-residential participants are in foster homes, residential care facilities or a supervised independent living program.


Edwin Danby Memorial Children's Home
20775 Pembroke
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone: 313-537-2130
Food, transportation & counseling for boys & girls ages 7-17.  Must be referred by Michigan D.H.S. 


Off the Streets (OTS) Male
10612 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-824-4520    Hotline: 313-873-0678
Food, transportation & counseling for runaway males ages 16-19.  Parental permission required.


Off the Streets (OTS) 
680 Virginia Park 
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-343-0084 (24 hours)  Hotline: 313-873-0676
Food, transportation & counseling for runaways ages 12-17.  Parental permission required. 



LENAWEE COUNTY:  




MACOMB COUNTY: 

Family Youth Interventions
418 Cass Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI  48043
Phone: 586-465-1212  (24 hour line) 
Email:  familyyouth@yahoo.com
Website: www.familyyouth.com
Up to 21-days of safe shelter residential adolescent shelter for youth ages 10-17 who are runaways, 
are homeless or are experiencing a crisis at home or in school. Helping families help youth become successful adults. 



MONROE COUNTY: 




OAKLAND COUNTY: 

Stand Up For Kids
1641 Porter
Detroit, MI  48216-1935
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 11
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 313-516-2763
Mobile Outreach Line: 888-365-4KID
Emaildetroit@standupforkids.org
Website: www.standupforkids.org 
A national all-volunteer organization with chapters in 31 states whose mission is to save homeless 
and at-risk youth from a life on the streets. Detroit's chapter has an outreach program that seeks to 
find and assist/mentor homeless and runaway youth under age 21. They search the streets each week to locate kids in order to get them into shelters and provide emergency needs such as food packs and hygiene packs. Also provides services to unaccompanied kids who are staying in shelters or motels. 


R.E.A.C.H. Runaway Program
914 Church Street
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-233-8700
Teens only....meals and clothing


THE REFUGE
43556 North Gratiot Ave.
Clinton Twp., MI  48036
Phone:  586-463-7338
A place for teens ages 15 to 20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. There's a bus stop nearby on Gratiot and we will offer our usual services (hygiene items, food, drinks, crisis help, life coaching, case management, access to safe sex items and a hundred other helps


Common Ground Sanctuary
1222 S. Washington
Royal Oak, MI  48067
Crisis Line: 248-547-2260  
Website:  www.commongroundhelps.org
A 3-week voluntary residential counseling program for youths ages 10-17 with a focus on 
family reunification.  The program has NO GEOGRAPHICAL RESTRICTIONS. 



WASHTENAW COUNTY:

Ozone House
1705 Washtenaw Avenue (AATA Bus #4)
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-662-2265
Crisis Line 734-662-2222 (24 hours)  
Monday thru Thursday 9 -8 p.m., Friday 9-5 p.m.
AND
Ypsilanti Youth Drop-In Center
102 North Hamilton (1 block from bus station)
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-485-2222
Website:  www.ozonehouse.org
A community-based agency, offers a array of free services and support including housing, 
crisis intervention, life skills training, counseling, case management and safe activities to 
runaway, homeless and at-risk youth (ages 10-20) and their families. Also LGBTQ Youth 
Services, Independent Living Support, "Miller House", weekly activities, youth community 
service and Ypsilanti Youth Drop-In Center.


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