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Runaway Lives

Personal Stories and Reflections
by Runaways and Their Families


 


 

 

 


 

 

 

The facts tell an impersonal tale. It's estimated that between 1.5 and 2.8 million youth run away or are sent away from home yearly, 68% are between the ages of 15-17, and 35% had run away before. Every year approximately 5000 runaways and homeless youth die from assault, illness, and suicide. The number of runaways contacting federal outreach programs rose from 550,000 to 761,000 between 2002 and 2008. Behind the statistics lie stories waiting to be told of lives changed by the runaway experience.

This site was created to give voice to those stories. Runaways, past and present, and their family members are invited to share their experiences. Writings may be of any length and in any form: a brief reflection, a diary, a poem, a captioned photo, whatever. The only requirement is that it be based on fact, not fiction.

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Judy Mishriki