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National Runaway Switchboard
24-hour hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY • www.nrscrisisline.org
The mission of the National Runaway Switchboard is to help keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
24-hour hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678) • www.missingkids.com
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children works to prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, find missing children, and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
NYS DCJS (Division of Criminal Justice Services) Missing & Exploited Children Clearinghouse:
Hotline: 1-800-346-3543 • http://www.criminaljustice.state.ny.us/missing/
The NYS Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse was established within the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services in 1987. Services provided by MECC generally fall into three categories: investigative support services for law enforcement, assistance provided to left-behind family members and community education programs.
Hotline: 1-800-999-9999 • www.covenanthouse.org
With 20 locations worldwide, Covenant House provides homeless kids with a complete range of programs from Crisis Care to Transitional Living and every step in between.
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the nation’s largest organization empowering girls and young women, ages 12-21, who have experienced sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.
Travelers Aid Society
Travelers Aid supports a network of human service provider organizations committed to assisting individuals and families who are in transition or crisis and are disconnected from their support systems.