NATIONAL RESOURCES:

National Runaway Safeline
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.


Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
14100 Crawford
Boys Town, NE  68010 
Phone:  402-4983-1300  Administrative line
Phone:  1-800-448-3000  Hotlline
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.


MULTIPLE COUNTY & STATE RESOURCES:

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


Holy Cross Children's Services
9759 Clinton-Macon Road
Clinton, MI  49236
Phone: 517-423-7577 or after hours 877-424-6825
Email:  admissions@hccsnet.org
Website: https://holycrossservices.org/office-locations
Holy Cross Services is one of the largest private, not-for-profit providers of children’s
services in Michigan. The service portfolio includes: an assessment center; foster care;
residential campuses and group homes for juvenile justice transition, behavior stabilization
and juvenile justice sexual offender/reactive treatment; educational services; independent
living plus; independent living; day treatment and a variety of community-based services
to help children get healthy and live productive lives. Offers services across the state!


Common Ground Sanctuary
1410 S. Telegraph 
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302
Crisis Line: 248-456-8150  OR  800-231-1127
A Step Forward:
We operate a safe and home-like transitional living shelter where homeless youth
(agest 16-17) may stay for up to 2 years while they attend school and maintain
employment.  Designed for youth seeking self-sufficiency, this program also offers
counseling, job training, career development, educational assistance, financial
subsidies,and medical assistance. To learn more, call 1-248-547-2260.
Graduated Apartment Program:
The Graduated Apartment Program (GAP) provides independent living services
for youth ages 18-24 years old, who are experiencing homelessness.  GAP offers
up to 24 months of housing, case management, counseling, and educational and
employment support to help people develop a greater level of self-sufficiency,
interpersonal skills and housing readiness. To learn more, call 1-248-547-2260. 


Family Youth Interventions
418 Cass Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI  48043
Phone: 586-465-1212  (24 hour line)
Email: familyyouth03@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.familyyouth.com/wp
In 2000, FYI located to Mount Clemens to be more centrally located within the county.
FYI started to expand in 2005 with a grant accepted for a Homeless Youth Program
which provides housing, counseling, case management services and life skills. In 2006,
a grant was approved for the Street Outreach Program (SOP) which initially operated
out of the residential building. In the spring of 2007, the SOP relocated to our new drop-in
center called the Refuge. And in 2009, the Homeless Youth Program was expanded to
include a residential program which opened to residents in March of ’11. Family Youth
Interventions has always been the only organization of its kind in Macomb County. We
work closely with counseling agencies, the Macomb County Juvenile Court, Children’s
Protective Services, schools and psychiatric hospitals. We will accept young people
from any county and have even assisted youth from out of state. Anyone can make a
referral to any of our programs. We are non-profit organization and our programs are
of no cost to our youth and families, however we do rely heavily on donations from families
and the community so we can provide the best possible resources for our youth and families
in need.


Judson Center
4410 W. 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: 313-549-4339
&
12723 Telegraph Road  Suite #200
Redford, MI  48239
Phone:  313-794-5653
&
2503 S. Lindon Road
Flint, MI  48532
Phone: 810-732-8510
&
3840 Packard  Suite #170
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-528-1692
&
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-528-2003
&
12200 E. 13 Mile Road  Suite #200
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: 586-573-1810
Website: http://www.judsoncenter.org
Mission:
To provide expert, comprehensive services in southeastern Michigan that strengthen
children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental
disabilities, and mental health challenges so they are successful in their communities.


Starr Commonwealth
13725 Starr Commonwealth Rd.
Albion, MI  49224
Phone: 800-837-5591
Website: https://starr.org
All of Starr’s locations have excellent facilities, and they exist for one sole purpose:
to help children overcome their difficult backgrounds and situations so they may
reach their full potential. We currently provide services throughout Michigan, with
our Albion campus serving as headquarters to our operations. Our campuses provide
community-based early intervention, preventative services and specialized residential
alternatives to children.


METRO DETROIT & WAYNE 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/Transitionto 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 notascribe 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. 


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  48201
Phone:  313-831-1000  OR  313-873-0678
Email: inquiries@matrixhumanservices.org
Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org
Matrix Human Services, a 501(c)3 organization, has served the Detroit community
and surrounding areas for well over 100 years. The League of Catholic Women led
the way in 1906 with a vision and mission to fight poverty. Today our mission remains
the same as we continue to touch hearts and change lives in our community. With
programs at more than 30 locations, Matrix Human Services serves more than 20,000
individuals and families each year.
MISSION
Inspired by its heritage since 1906, Matrix Human Services advocates for and serves
the most vulnerable in the metropolitan Detroit community and empowers individuals
and families to enhance the quality of their lives and achieve self sufficiency.


Traveler's Aid
65 Cadillac Square, 30th Floor
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-962-6740
Email: info@tasmd.org
Website: https://www.tasmd.org
TASMD is an international 501 © 3 non-profit human services organization. We have helped
the community of Detroit since 1923, and currently assist our community in the following
ways:
• Short/long term housing for homeless or adults at-risk of losing housing
• Resources for adults with disabilities and/or their family members (disabilities
  can include, but are not limited to; mental illness, drug/alcohol addiction, HIV/AIDS)
• Emergency assistance to those in need of supportive services
• Arranging the return of runaways under age 17 to and from Michigan
• Workforce readiness and job placement


Ruth Ellis Center
77 Victor Street  (at John R)
Highland Park, MI  48203
Phone:  313-252-1950
Email: info@ruthelliscenter.org
Website:  www.ruthelliscenter.org
The mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short and long-term residential safe
space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.


Don Bosco Hall
7375 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-869-2200
Email: dcarter@donboscohall.org
Website:  http://www.donboscohall.org
Don Bosco Hall will utilize the most effective therapeutic modalities and interventions
available to achieve the desired outcomes for the client populations it serves.The agency’s
service delivery systems will focus 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 will collaborate with other community organizations and business to provide an effective network
of services to the local community. Don Bosco Hall is committed to advocate an effective for
social and child welfare policy reforms and practices that will have supportive outcomes for
youth and families. All of Don Bosco Hall’s services will carry out the Catholic Charities/
Archdiocese of Detroit’s mission of effective professional and Christian social services
to respond to human needs through direct service and advocacy.



LENAWEE COUNTY: 

See MULTIPLE COUNTY & STATE RESOURCES above!



MACOMB COUNTY:

Family Youth Interventions
418 Cass Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI  48043
Phone: 586-465-1212  (24 hour line)
Email: familyyouth03@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.familyyouth.com/wp
In 2000, FYI located to Mount Clemens to be more centrally located within the county.
FYI started to expand in 2005 with a grant accepted for a Homeless Youth Program
which provides housing, counseling, case management services and life skills. In 2006,
a grant was approved for the Street Outreach Program (SOP) which initially operated
out of the residential building. In the spring of 2007, the SOP relocated to our new drop-in
center called the Refuge. And in 2009, the Homeless Youth Program was expanded to
include a residential program which opened to residents in March of ’11. Family Youth
Interventions has always been the only organization of its kind in Macomb County. We
work closely with counseling agencies, the Macomb County Juvenile Court, Children’s
Protective Services, schools and psychiatric hospitals. We will accept young people
from any county and have even assisted youth from out of state. Anyone can make a
referral to any of our programs. We are non-profit organization and our programs are
of no cost to our youth and families, however we do rely heavily on donations from families
and the community so we can provide the best possible resources for our youth and families
in need.



MONROE COUNTY:

See MULTIPLE COUNTY & STATE RESOURCES above!



OAKLAND COUNTY:

See MULTIPLE COUNTY & STATE RESOURCES above!



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
At Ozone House, youth find safety and nonjudgmental support from adults and peers.
Whether youth need shelter, housing, individual or family counseling, 1:1 support and
life skills, a job, to enroll in school, or a hot meal, our door is always open.
TEXT “OZONE” TO 734-662-2222 ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE OR TABLET DEVICE
Counselors available on TEXT line Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-4pm.

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