Green Chimneys Celebrates Runaway Youth Prevention

October 5, 2017

November is National Runaway Prevention Month and Green Chimneys is shining a light on the issues facing runaway youth. According to national statistics, between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. And youth aged 12-17 are at higher risk for homelessness than adults. If all of these young people lived in one city, it would be the fifth largest city in the United States. These numbers are unacceptable, particularly when you consider the fact that many of these young people will end up on the streets.

During the month of November, Green Chimneys’ Community Based Services will coordinate fun and purposeful community awareness activities.

Join Green Chimneys and Putnam County youth and families for a “Glow Walk”

And be a part of supporting local youth! Meet us for a nighttime stroll on Thursday, Nov 9.

  • Starting point at 6:00pm: Brewster Train Station, 9 Main Street, Brewster
  • End point: Green Chimneys Community Outreach Center, 965 Route 22, Brewster

Furthermore, Runaway Prevention Month serves to support at-risk youth and educate the public about the solutions and the role they can play in preventing youth from running away.

Explore all of the ways you can support and prevent runaway youth:

Contact Erin Dommermuth at edommermuth@greenchimneys.org or call 845.278.4486.

Runaway prevention is just one of the many services Green Chimneys provides in the community which includes a full range of therapeutic programs and supportive services for youth and families county-wide. New programs include Health Homes, a care coordination service designed to ensure that families receive competent, comprehensive and integrative services to support the health-related needs of their child. All services are free and confidential.

Do you know a young person in need of help?

Call the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 845.279.2588