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Once again this November, the National Runaway Safeline is hosting National Runaway Prevention Month. This year, the month-long commemoration will highlight the connection between the many challenges faced by runaway and homeless youth, such as domestic abuse and neglect, discrimination and human trafficking. Efforts that target each of these issues can play an important role in keeping families together and ending youth homelessness.
Plan a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to a local family- and youth-serving organization.
Host a book club or movie night that sheds light on the reasons young people leave home and the resources they need to find safety and stability. NRS put together this media list (PDF, 389KB) to help you choose.