We are teens helping teens where they are – on the streets. Peer Outreach Workers (POWs) act as a walking referral, approaching youth at various locations where teens tend to gather, sharing lifesaving resources and information. Through education and providing multiple options, teens are empowered to make healthy choices and access a variety of community agencies designed to assist.
We are on the street 2-3 days a week passing out hygiene items, condoms, food, and seasonal items such as bug spray, sunscreen, hats, gloves, hand warmers, etc. If you see us with our backpacks, come get the items you need!
Outreach happens at malls, transit centers and recreation centers, schools and various community events. Do you have an idea where teens may be hanging out? Email us.
National Runaway Safeline – 1800RUNAWAY.org
NRS is the national communications system for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth, serving the United States and its territories. They are a 24-hour facility that is available to youth and parents that are in crisis due to family dynamics, abuse, neglect, economics, and other challenges.