As of January 1, 2009, the Wayne County Department of Aging and Youth is providing services to runaway youth. A runaway youth is defined as a youth between the ages of 12 to 17 that refuses to stay at home for a variety of reasons. Services that are provided include:
Resource referral information
If you are a runaway or you are a person who would like to help a runaway please call 800-216-5693 for assistance.
For further information about the Wayne County Runaway Program please contact Kathy McGonigal, Deputy Director for Youth. You can also call toll-free at 800-216-5693
If you need to call after business hours, on weekends, or on holidays call toll-free at 866-343-8808.
Wayne County Pre-Trial Services provides short-term crisis management to assist youth in obtaining:
Independent living skills
Substance abuse prevention
A homeless youth is defined as a person under the age of twenty-one who is in need of services and is without a stable and appropriate shelter where supervision and care are available.
203 W. Miller Street 2nd Floor Newark, NY, 14513 Phone: 315-331-0897 Toll-Free Phone: 888-231-9650