NATIONAL RESOURCES: 

National Runaway Safeline
3141B N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL  60657
Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY 
Website: https://www.1800runaway.org
Through its confidential hotline and online resources (live chat, email, and forum), the National 
Runaway Safeline offers runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth 24/7 support and resources need-
ed to improve their situations. Resources include judgment-free support, facilitated conference 
calls, a message service, and access to a database of over 6,000 services, including local shel-
ters, transitional housing, counseling, alcohol/drug treatment, child protective services, and 
much more.
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One resource of note is the organization’s “Home Free” program, in partnership with Greyhound 
Lines, Inc. Home Free helps youth to reunite with their families, or to travel to an alternate living arrangement through a free bus ticket. Over 17,000 youth ages 12-21 have participated in the pro-
gram since its inception in 1995. Interested in Home Free? Call NRS at 1-800-RUNAWAY to initiate 
the process and learn more details.

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
14100 Crawford
Boys Town, NE  68010  
Phone: 402-4983-1300   Administrative line
Phone: 800-448-3000     Hotlline 
Website: https://www.boystown.org/Pages/default.aspx
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 48200
Phone: 313-463-2005
Website: https://covenanthousemi.org
Covenant House Michigan is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides hope to home-
less, 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 home-
lessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs. Our goal is to 
redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood. Counties Served: 
Wayne County, Oakland County & Macomb County

Holy Cross Children's Services 
Main Administrative Office
1030 N. River 
Saginaw, MI  48609
Phone: 989-596-3557
Email: admissions@hccsnet.org 
Website: https://holycrossservices.org
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 cam-
puses 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 
1410 S. Telegraph  
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302 
Crisis Line: 248-456-8150   800-231-1127 
Website: https://commongroundhelps.org
A Step Forward: 
We operate a safe and home-like transitional living shelter where homeless youth (ages 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 dev-
elopment, 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 dev-
elop 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
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, how-
ever 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
30301 Northwestern Hwy.  Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI  48334
Phone: 248-549-4339
&
4410 W. 13 Mile 
Royal Oak, MI  48073
Phone: 248-549-4339
&
12723 Telegraph  Suite 200
Redford, MI  48239
Phone: 313-794-5653
&
3840 Packard  Suite #170
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-528-1692
&
3917 Research Park Dr. Suite B-1A 
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-794-2930
Website: https://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 po-
tential. 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: 

Detroit Phoenix Center 
8801 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-482-0916
Email: Info@detroitphoenixcenter.org
Website: http://www.detroitphoenixcenter.org
​A low barrier, safe space for young adults, ages 18-24 who are at risk of and/or 
currently experiencing homelessness. 
Young adults can access:
1.  Showers
2.  Meals
3.  Laundry Services
4.  Transportation Assistance
5.  Basic need items and clothing
6.  Career readiness, life skills and  educational workshops
7.  Housing crisis support through partner organizations
8.  Computer lab available for Online school courses, homework, job 
     searching and resume development, art projects, and networking
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 am -3:00 pm
18-24 years of age (Opportunity Youth)
​&
Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 pm -8:00 pm
13-18 years of age (High School Students)
​&
Fridays by appointment only*
Please bring a form of ID when visiting ABRC
&
R.I.S.E Emergency Services Fund:
An emergency services fund reserved for providing youth and young adults immediate respite 
from the elements using housing vouchers and support with basic needs that can prevent homelessness.

Alternatives for Girls                      
903 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  313-361-4000   Crisis Line: 888-AFG-3919
Website: https://alternativesforgirls.org
Our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen 
pregnancy and exploitation, and help 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. Founded in 1987, Alternatives For Girls (AFG) is a southwest Detroit based nonprofit 
organization. We serve homeless and at-risk girls and young women through the following 
programs:
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Shelter: Provides a stable home, counseling, support for getting their education back on track, 
job readiness and life skills training to homeless young women ages 15-22 and their children.  

Children's Crisis Screening & Intervention
The Guidance Center
13101 Allen  Suite 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:
1400 Woodbridge 
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 313-962-5255
Email:  inquiries@matrixhumanservices.org
Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org
Matrix programs encompass early childhood, homeless youth, youth & families in crisis, com-
munity programs, events, senior services, HIV/AIDS support and include the largest Head Start 
program in Detroit serving more than 1,900 children.
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: 
1.   Short/ & long-term housing for homeless or adults at-risk 
      of losing housing 
2.   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) 
3.   Emergency assistance to those in need of supportive services 
4.   Arranging the return of runaways under age 17 to and from Michigan 
5.   Workforce readiness and job placement

Ruth Ellis Center
77 Victor  (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, trans-
gender, and questioning youth.

Don Bosco Hall
19321 W. Chicago
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone: 313-493-9129    313-493-9264
Email:  knewberry@donboscohall.org
Website: https://liveunitedsem.galaxydigital.com/agency/
detail/?agency_id=67219
Our mission is to provide supportive human services to enhance the quality of life for youth, 
and their families residing in the Metropolitan Detroit-Wayne County Community. Don Bosco 
Hall has been serving the community for 63 years. It has provided comprehensive multi-dis-
ciplinary services to youth ages 11 to 22 for more than 20 years. Specifically providing, resi-
dential treatment centers for adolescent boys, Supervised Independent Living, Youth Assist-
ance Prevention, Male Leadership Academy and Community Resource Center. 


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
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
1600 N. Huron Dr.  (new address!)
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-662-2265    Crisis Line 734-662-2222  (24 hours)  
Monday thru Thursday 9 -8 p.m., Friday 9-5 p.m.
&
Ypsilanti Youth Drop-In Center
102 N. Hamilton  (1 block from bus station)
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-485-2222
Website:  www.ozonehouse.org
Ozone House is now offering regular hours to screen young people, ages 17.5 – 24, for 
housing opportunities. These include:
* Transitional Living Program
* Rapid Re-Housing
* Permanent Supported Housing
* Family Reunification Program
TEXT “OZONE” TO 734-662-2222 ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE OR TABLET DEVICE
Counselors available on TEXT line Monday-Thursday 10 am-7 pm and Friday 10 am-4 pm.

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Wayne, MI  48184
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