Teens in Trouble Can Now Txt 4 Help

runaway-teens-txt-4-help-phonecardKids on the run or in crisis now have another way to keep themselves safe: their cell phones. 
Beginning October 15th, a nationwide system, "Txt 4 Help," has been set up by National Safe Place so that teens on the run or in crisis can use text messages to find a safe place to go, or get connected with a national hotline.
America's Promise Alliance has the details: "Youth in crisis can text the word SAFE and their current location to the number 69866, and they will receive an address for the closest Safe Place site and contact number for the local youth shelter."
(Hat tip to Portland Prevention.)


Updated: October 29 2009