Resources for Young People and Parents:

Parent Watch
2790 Broadway, Suite 9, New York, New York 10025
Phone: 917.579.4641
A nonprofit organization which has a hotline for information and complaints about specific companies which hire traveling sales crews. Parent Watch will also help young people return home should they be stranded by a sales crew.

Traveler's Aid Society.
Travelers Aid is a national network which provides shelter and transportation to people who are stranded.

National Runaway Switchboard
Keeping America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from home.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about youth homelessness or the reality of life on the streets.

Our 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. It’s anonymous, confidential and free. 1-800-RUNAWAY.

Our services are provided in part through funding from Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Other Resources

Federal Trade Commission
Better Business Bureau
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration