National Resources

Youth Resources

National Runaway Safeline
Information for youth, parents and providers.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK

The Trevor Project
Information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth


National Network for Youth (NN4Y)
The National Network for Youth has been serving the youth of America for more than 30 years by championing the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth. They are a membership organization that provides advocacy, innovation and services.

Start Your Recovery
Offers people who are dealing with substance use issues reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources.

Alcohol Help
Offers comprehensive information about alcohol abuse and addiction, including underage drinking and it’s impact on physical and mental health.

Fiscal Tiger’s Resources for Those Living in Poverty.
A list of nationwide resources targeted at basic needs: healthcare, food assistance, education, and shelter. 

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
The National Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. They work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness. They can provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.

Alone without a Home: A State-by-State Review of Laws Affecting Unaccompanied Youth 

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
A national grassroots membership association, NAEHCY serves as the voice and the social conscience for the education of children and youth in homeless situations. NAEHCY connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers, and service providers to ensure school enrollment and attendance, and overall success for children and youth whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent, and adequate housing.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
The Center provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Association of Child and Youth Care Practice, Inc. (ACYCP)
The ACYCP is a membership organization of state and regional associations, child and youth care agencies, and professionals committed to improving the field of child and youth care and the promotion and development of professional competencies.

National Youth Development Information Center (NYDIC)
National Youth Development Information Center is a one-stop website for youth workers with interest in any and all of the following areas: funding, programming, research, policy, job and training opportunities. NYDIC also provides current news to the youth development field and has one of the largest online libraries, providing practice-related information at low-cost or no cost. NYDIC provides constant opportunities for practitioners to share knowledge and experience, enabling them to build the best practice in the field of youth development.

Quit Day
At QuitDay, our mission is to help people add 10 healthy years to their lives. Smoking and tobacco addiction reduces quality of life for millions of people each year. Our team strives to inspire people to quit smoking, and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and their children.

How to Discipline a Runaway Child & Consequences

Safe Place
Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for all young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses.

Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative
SavingTeens provides support for families who, due to financial limitations, would be unable to pursue appropriate wilderness and/or residential therapy programs, or complete aftercare counseling without scholarship support.