Dream Connect Resource Directory Category: Runaways

Runaways

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Cyber Tipline (NCMEC)
Description

Hotline: 1-800-83-5678, available 24-hours, 7 days a week.

NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child sexual abuse material, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet.

Phone Number
Hotline Contact: 1-800-843-5678, available 24-hours, 7 days a week
Gateway Center Atlanta
Description

Mission: To connect people experiencing homelessness with the support necessary to become self-sufficient and find a permanent home.

Programs:

Housing Placement & Stability

New Beginnings – New Beginnings is for men needing housing and employment case management as they re-enter the workplace.
Coordinated Entry Services – Coordinated Entry Services provide a single point of access to the housing continuums for the City of Atlanta and Fulton County.

Family & Community Engagement

Hope Atlanta Traveler’s Aid – Reunification program that connects individuals to loved ones in other states.
Crossroads – Crossroads seeks to provide access to resources that empower people experiencing homelessness to progress on the road toward economic and personal stability.
Engagement Center (EC) – Public services available including showers, lockers, phones, clothing closet, restrooms, and laundry services
Caroline’s Kitchen – Gateway Center’s food service operations and training program.

Phone Number
404-215-6600
Open Arms, Inc.
Description

Open Arms, Inc. began in 1991 in response to a Grand Jury’s recommendations to fight child abuse. It is the mission of Open Arms, Incorporated to bring healing, hope, and help to children, adults, and their families in need of support, intervention, and prevention as a result of child abuse and homelessness, in all its forms.

Runaway and Homeless Programs

The purpose of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is to reduce the number of runaway and homeless youth on the street or in crisis and to reduce the numbers of children reported to or taken into the custody local law enforcement and child protective service agencies due to youth being in crisis situations, familial dysfunction/poor family relationships, and non-compliant behavior.

Transitional Living Program:

Transitional Living Program (TLP) is for TLP youth to successfully transition from their state of being a runaway or homeless youth to being a positive, self-sufficient, and productive citizen in our community. 

Street Outreach:

Through this program, Open Arms, Inc. conducts outreach designed to build relationships between our staff and homeless street youth. The goal of these efforts is to help young people leave the streets. 

HUD Street Outreach:

HUD Street Outreach Program provides essential services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless people of all ages, prioritizing youth; connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services; and provide urgent, non-facility‐based care to unsheltered homeless people who are unwilling to exit the streets at the time of contact.

Maternity Group Home:

The Maternity Group Home (MGH) Program is a supervised scattered-site apartment design that houses and supports up to four youth at a time, with a maximum of two children each. Services are provided for up to 21 months, or until a youth turns 18 years old, if they enter a program at age 16. 

Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid Re-Housing Program provides short-term rental assistance and services, with services ending once rental assistance terminates. 

Emergency Shelter (DCA): Provides immediate shelter for individuals or families (youth are prioritized) that are literally homeless (e.g., living on the streets, in cars, places not meant for habitation, etc.). With an average stay of 30 days, clients stay in our shelter and their basic needs are met. 

The Bridge:  Accommodates children from birth to 18 years of age. During their time at the Bridges all of their necessities are provided: food, clothing, shelter, recreation, job training, advocacy, education, as well as counseling by a staff therapist. 

 

Website Address
Phone Number
229-405-8882 – Intake for youth under age 22
Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.
Description

Mission: The Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.’s (YAGC) mission is to empower young people to be great. YAGC effectuates this mission by providing young people with prevention, intervention, and educational/training offerings that aim to comprehensively address their individual needs.

Programs

Second Chance for Success Mentoring Program – The Second Chance Program engages juvenile offenders by pairing them with a positive, adult mentor who serves as a role model and a source of guidance.
Supportive Services Outreach Center (SSOC) – The SSOC provides assistance to homeless or at-risk young people in need of transitional services and guidance.

Additional Resources

National Runaway Safeline – 1-800-RUNAWAY

 

Website Address
Phone Number
404-257-6412
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