A young person may want to leave home for many reasons. They might be rebelling against their parents or fleeing a dangerous family setting. But unfortunately, living on the streets or couch surfing in Stark County could increase the likelihood of exploitation and other dangerous situations. If you or someone you know has left home and is not living in a safe or stable environment, reach out to local services for help and support.
Living on the streets is never a viable option. Runaways without a safe place to call home can dial the 24-hour hotline for confidential referrals to emergency housing.
24/7 Phone #'s National: 988 or 800-273-TALK(8255) Hotline: 330-452-6000 Textline: 741741
Stark County Mobile Response Team offers free assistance from professionals trained in crisis intervention, information and referral to provide behavioral health services wherever you are, anytime of day or night.
Contact local law enforcement to report a runaway or missing child: