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For gender diverse youth: running away

This part is for young people who want to leave home or already did. Young visitors who are in crisis or runaways who want to go back home can get help right now!

US youth resources

Some young people like us are kicked out of our homes. Others leave because of violence or lack of support. Among young unhoused people in the United States, trans and gender diverse youth have the highest rates.

National Runaway Safeline (

  • Support for runaways in crisis. Always available.
  • Call: 1-800-RUNAWAY
  • Text: 66008

Safe Place (

  • Find a Safe Place (website)
  • Find a Safe Place (text)
    • Text the word “safe” and where you are right now (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).
    • Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.
    • For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text with a trained counselor. 

Covenant House (

  • Shelters in or near many US cities, including Anchorage, San Francisco, Houston, New York, Miami, St. Louis, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Atlantic City, Detroit, New Orleans, and Philadelphia.
  • 1-800-999-9999 (aka the nine line)

National Youth Crisis Hotline

  • 800-HIT-HOME
  • 800-448-4663

Canada youth resources

Operation Come Home ( (

Covenant House (

  • Shelters in or near Canadian cities including Vancouver and Toronto
  • 1-800-999-9999 (

  • For women and girls experiencing domestic abuse

Note: This page is intended for young people ages 13 and above.