Where I Live
Conduct a Living Arrangement Safety Check
Ask the person responsible for the place you live for permission to conduct a safety check of the place. Get a set of free household safety checklists. Be sure that the person responsible for the place knows what you discover from the check.
Ask Your Adult to Store Guns Safely
If the place where you sleep most nights has guns in it, ask the adult responsible for the living arrangement what has been done or will be done to make sure the firearms are stored safely so that they can’t be used to harm you or others.
Organize a Neighborhood Safety Activity
Ask your parent or another adult you trust for advice on getting a crime prevention activity going with other youth in your neighborhood. Your local law enforcement agency probably has some crime prevention resources to offer. Also, there are a lot of model neighborhood safety programs out there that you could copy.
Get Help if You Are Homeless
If you don’t have a safe place to stay regularly because you are on your own or have run away from home, there’s help for you! Call the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-Runaway or chat online with a trained counselor.
Get Help if You Are Being Trafficked
If you don’t have a safe place to stay regularly because another person is trafficking you (that is to say, using force, fraud or coercion to control you for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against your will), there’s help for you! Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or visit their website.