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V.I.T.A.L. Support for Youth Involved in DMST/CSEC or Runaway



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What to do...If you are not safe, call or Text 9-1-1
If you need assistance, call the National Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 (or text 233733)
If you are aware of a child who is being victimized, call the Careline 1-800-842-2288
The Human Trafficking Hotline
The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.
Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team (HART) 
The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Human Anti-trafficking Response Team (HART) was created in order to focus on and reduce Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)




If you or someone you know has run away and wants to come home or you need some help, call toll-free 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).

For 50 years, the National Runaway Safeline has been responding to youth and families in crisis, serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth.
Greyhound Bus Lines:  Home Free, Free Ride Program:  Click Here to find a Greyhound stop near you.
Greyhound works with the National Runaway Safeline to make sure runaway kids have a ticket home to get back to their families or legal guardians. To be eligible for a Greyhound ticket home, the child has to:
  • call the NRS helpline 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929),
  • be between 12 and 21 years old,
  • be named on a runaway repor,t and
  • be willing to be reunited with their family (and vice versa).

Home Free can only be used on two occasions by the same person. We also provide a free ticket for the parent or legal guardian if the young person is under the age of 15.