Our Missing Youth Services is designed to assist families who have had children run away from home. Our staff assess, support and coordinate services for youth and their families to prevent system involvement and future runaway incidents. We work to support and link families to much-needed community resources in an effort to prevent future runaway behavior as well as to stop problems from escalating further.
While many of our programs work to prevent system involvement, Missing Youth Services was derived from a gap in much-needed resources being available to families who are not formally involved with the Department of Health and Human Services, Probation or Child Protective Services.
Non-system involved families with children under the age of 18 who are experiencing runaway behaviors or are frequently missing, those who have a lack of services available or have parental concerns, should contact us to discuss resources available.
Services offered to families accepted into the Missing Youth Services program include: medical exams, mental health services, support groups, safety planning, advocacy, direct family support and referrals to other community services. Services are provided at no cost and are entirely voluntary. Anyone from the community can inquire about additional support for their family through Missing Youth Services.