Missing and Runaways
The patron saint of missing children and runaways is St. Philomena.
“…He said to him, ‘You are here with me always; everything I have is yours. But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.” – Luke 15:11-32
Huntington Beach Youth Center
Phone: (714) 842-6600
Address: 7291 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
This center provides 12 beds for teenagers in crisis situations; the age group served is 11-17. The typical length of stay for a teen is two weeks and the shelter’s purpose is for family re-unification. If this is not possible, then the shelter will work in conjunction with other agencies to find permanent housing for the youth.
Casa Youth Shelter
Phone: 1 (800) 914-CASA (2272)
Address: 10911 Reagan Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Casa Youth Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Los Alamitos, CA, providing emergency temporary shelter for homeless runaways and abandoned youth. Offers short and extended programs and placements, counseling, outreach to schools and parent classes.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Phone: 1 (800) THE-LOST (843-5678)