Need help right away?
If you are currently homeless and need help in Chicago, and are between the ages of 18 and 24, information on emergency and longer-term housing as well as daytime drop-in centers are here:
You can also call 311 if you are unable to get to a safe location on your own. Let the operator know that you need to go to a youth emergency shelter.
If you are under the age of 18 and need to get somewhere safe, call the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
Have questions about your legal rights?
Check out this awesome legal resource guide developed by The Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. This guide is full of great information on the rights of young people in areas from education to healthcare. http://www.homelessyouth.org/illinois