CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION
Alabama Runaway and Homeless Youth | Ayuda y información en español
If you are a teen and in immediate need of help, enter your zipcode in the link below to find the nearest Safe Place in your area. Or text SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 44357 or enter one of the Safe Place locations throughout Shelby and Jefferson Counties and tell them you need help.
For teens asking for a safe place: https://www.nationalsafeplace.org/find-a-safe-place
Aimed specifically at teens between the ages of 12 and 17, our shelter provides a safe and engaging environment for any runaway or homeless youth in crisis situations. Teens may stay in our shelter for up to 21 days and have access to help for basic necessities through counseling services. We are open 24/7 and there is absolutely no cost for these services. More details available: http://www.familyconnection-inc.org/
Phone: (205) 663-6301
Children’s Aid Society
Phone: (205) 251-7148
For Teens seeking a safe place
Homelessness Resource Guide – this is a guide compiled by CAP (City Action Partnership) and covers resources for: Food, Clothing, Shelters, Transportation, Daycare/After School Programs, Day Services, Drug/Alcohol Programs, Housing, Map, Jobs, Training & Education, and Medical/Mental health Services for the greater Birmingham area.
Shelby County Shelters
Safe House of Shelby County Domestic Violence Shelter
Pelham, AL 35124
Domestic violence and sexual abuse shelter.
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Family Connection – Group Home/runaway Shelter/emergency Shelter (for Ages 12 To 18)
Saginaw, AL 35137
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For a shelter near you: https://www.shelterlistings.org/
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 273-TALK (8255) – Call anytime if you’re feeling desperate, alone or hopeless. This number will route you to the crisis center nearest you.
Mental health support (which can include bullying, cyberbullying, and suicidal thoughts).
Covenant House — Nineline 800 999-9999 – A support service and 24-hour helpline for homeless youth. Deals with a wide range of issues, including bullying, suicide, basic needs, health, drugs & alcohol, and sex.
Crisis Text Line (lets people reach out for support via text messaging). Text 741-741
Dating abuse, domestic violence and cyberstalking
Love is Respect National Dating Abuse Helpline 866 331-9474 – 24-hour helpline for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates. All communication is confidential and anonymous.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800 799-SAFE (7233) or text TELLNOW to 85944 – A 24-hour hotline for any type of domestic abuse, including dating abuse and cyberstalking.
Drug and alcohol issues
StartYourRecovery.org – Free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA) – Searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.
Sexual exploitation (offline or online), abuse or missing teens/kids
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) – 800 843-5678 24-hour response line for children who are missing or victims of sexual exploitation.
National Runaway Safeline (800 RUNAWAY) – The mission of the Safeline is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
National Child Abuse Hotline 800 4-A-Child (800 422-4453 or text CHILDHELP to 847411 – Operates a 24/7 hotline with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages.
Homeschool and sports:
Accelerated Reader Alternatives
Online Public School