Youth Issues Resources

Youth Homelessness

National Safe Place offers fact sheets and other resources on topics such as: running away, drug abuse, suicide, and the safe place program.

Host Homes – temporary emergency shelter care up to 21 days for youth between the ages of 7 – 17 – placement is voluntary on the part of the parent(s), child & Host Home Family

KIC-IT – drop-in center located in Franklin – open Tuesdays and Thursday 3-6 p.m.

Indiana Directory of Shelters



Signs of Drug Use in Teens

Teen Drug Abuse and Addiction

Gateway Drugs: How Does Addiction Start?

A comprehensive overview of the concept of ‘gateway drugs’ put together by the drug abuse and treatment experts at Foundations Recovery Network

Substance Abuse Guide for Parents

Parent Toolkit

Youth Connections and Local Services

Basic Needs Request

Youth Connections provides families with basic needs assistance through our Family Mentoring program.  Click this link to make a request for rent, transportation, electricity, or food assistance.

Counseling Referrals

Youth Connections partners with Many local counseling agencies and will work to get your youth and family the help they need so your family can continue to thrive.

Local Services Search

Youth Connections has put together a local resource page for you to search for programs and services in our area. If you need help making a connection to any of these resources please contact YC at 317-738-3273.

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