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National Runaway Prevention Month

Join us during National Runaway Prevention Month!

Each year more than 4.2 million young people in the United States experience some form of homelessness. Whether living on the streets, in a car, or bouncing between friends’ couches, young people with no safe place to stay and few supports are at high risk for exploitation and victimization. The COVID-19 pandemic brings additional challenges. Young people experiencing homelessness are at higher risk for infection because their circumstances make it difficult to follow recommended health, hygiene, and social distancing practices.

This month, we hope you will join Project Oz in recognizing National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) and help “Shine a light” on the needs of homeless youth. There are many ways you can join the movement to prevent and end youth homelessness!
• Spread the word by “Liking” and sharing our social media posts throughout the month, and telling your friends about Project Oz.
• Show your support for runaway and homeless youth by taking and sharing pictures of yourself wearing green on Tuesday, November 10th.  Don’t forget to tag Project Oz on your social media!
• Light up your house or business with green for “Light the Night” on Tuesday, November 17th. We’d love to see your pictures!
To impact even more young people, we will also be participating in “Giving Tuesday” on December 1st. We hope you will consider making us your charity of choice on Giving Tuesday and sharing our campaign. You can also click here to donate anytime during the month of November.

Thank you for your support!

Together, we are working to build a safer and healthier future for all young people in our community.




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