Services available in Tazewell, Woodford, Champaign, Fulton, McDonough, Henderson, Warren, Knox, Henry, Rock Island, Mercer, Ford, and Iroquois Counties.
Crisis Intervention: 24-hour, on-call response program targeting youth in crisis situations, such as runaways, severe family conflicts, or police station intervention.
Any minor, 11-17 years of age (1) who is (a) absent from home without consent of parent, guardian or custodian, or (b) beyond the control of his or her parent, guardian or custodian, in circumstances which constitute a substantial or immediate danger to the minor’s physical safety; and (2) who, after being taken into limited custody and offered interim crisis intervention services, refuses to return home after the minor and his or her parent, guardian or custodian cannot agree to an arrangement for an alternative voluntary residential placement or to the continuation of such placement.
In accordance with DCFS Rule 300.150, and Procedure
300.90, any minor, age 11-17, whose parent or caregiver has denied the child access to the home and has refused or failed to make provisions for another living arrangement for the child will be considered a lockout.
If you reside outside our service area please feel free to call our 24 hour hotline directly to speak with a staff. Our on call personnel have access to after-hours resource information and will put you in touch with an organization that can assist you and your family.
Additional Resources and Information are available for Youth and Parents at the National Runaway Switchboard.
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.
More information at National Runaway SwitchBoard.