Runaway/Youth Shelters

Runaway/Youth Shelters


The program provides a runaway shelter for youth 11 to 17 years who are runaways or are at risk of becoming runaways, and a transitional living program for youth 18 to 24 and/or homeless in Riverside County. Those who wish to participate in the transitional living program who are 18 or under must be legally emancipated. The maximum length of stay is up to 21 days in the runaway shelter and 18 months in the transitional living program. There are no geographic restrictions; however, parents of youth who live outside of Riverside County must agree to participate in family-oriented programs.

The runaway shelter accommodates 17 adolescents, while the transitional living program is able to house up to 20 homeless youth in shared apartment style living; bedding, linen and three meals per day are provided.

SafeHouse in Riverside can accommodate 17 runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth. SafeHouse of the Desert located in Thousand Palms, CA is a 20-bed shelter and serves the same population.

Harrison House Transitional Living Program and the Main Street Transitional Living Program offer shared apartment-style living. Both facilities offer bedding, linen, and three meals per day are provided.

Support services include case management, individual and family counseling in both programs, and independent living skills training, career and education training, information and referral, education assistance and substance abuse education in the transitional living program.

Residents in both programs must abide by all program rules. Participants in the independent living program must be motivated to become self-sufficient, which includes obtaining employment and opening a savings account.

The program also provides a support group for parents of troubled teens. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call to apply. ID is not required. People who call after hours can leave a message on the agency voice mail, and their call will be returned. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees.
Application Procedure


9685 Hayes St.

Riverside , CA 92503 (Physical)

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Service hours
Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.

Service/Intake and Hotline

(951) 351-4418 (24 hour)


(760) 343-3211 (East Riverside County) (951) 515-6155 (Homeless Age 18 to 24)

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