Help runaways rebuild their lives


The U.S. Senate recently passed Resolution 308 recognizing November as National Runaway Prevention Month.

For 36 years, the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services has helped runaway youth change their lives. Annually, we serve more than 15,000 at-risk youth who deal with a medley of problems, but who mostly need a safe place to rest their heads, think and resolve to do better.

With over 31 crisis and runaway shelters across Florida’s 67 counties, we specialize in dealing with youth who have been expelled from home, get left behind in the foster-care system, are physically or emotionally abused or any number of issues that force them to run away from home.

It’s crucial to have sustained public support for helping runaways and for public awareness efforts that allow countless lives to be saved and healed. Our future depends upon it.

Stacy Gromatski, president/CEO, The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Tallahassee

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