Runaway/Homeless » Directory

If you are thinking about running away, talk it over with someone you trust. If running still seems like the answer, go to a safe place. It’s much harder and more dangerous than you think to make it on your own.

A Step Forward

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This is a free voluntary 18 month residential program in Royal Oak for homeless youth ages 16-20 years old from Oakland County and beyond. The goal of the program is to assist homeless young people in developing the skills, confidence, and means to self sufficiency.

(248) 399-9795

Toll free:  1-866-946-7432

Catholic Charities Waterford

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(248) 666-8870 Runaway & Suicide

Common Ground

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24-Hour Crisis Counseling

Mental Health Screening

National Runaway Switchboard

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Crisis line:
Text: 66008

This confidential information and counseling service for runaway and other homeless youths is open 24 hours a day. The staff will stay on the line to talk things through with you and connect you to local sources for assistance. If you want, switchboard staff will send messages to your parents or arrange for a bus ticket home on Greyhound Bus Lines.

Youth Shelter Services

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A free and voluntary two week residential program for 10-17 year olds.

(248) 542-2260

Immediate need:  1-800-600-2330