RHY Page Header Image

Runaway Homeless Youth Shelter

Porter-Leath's Runaway/Homeless Youth Program provides 24-hour support to runaway and homeless youth ages 13-17. Youth are cared for in a safe place and provided shelter, clothing and food by trained professional staff. The program provides peer counseling, educational support and fun events to assist youth in getting off of the streets. They participate in fun activities such as going to the movies, bowling and special events. Youth receive 24-hour support, counseling and mentoring services.

For more information, or if you suspect a child may be a runaway or homeless youth, contact our team at any of the following numbers. Staff are available 24 hours a day. For youth outside of Shelby County, please visit http://www.1800runaway.org/ for contact information.

Hotline numbers:

(901) 577-2500 ext. 1166

(901) 573-8016



Explore More Programs View Programs

Your monthly gift provides on-going support!

Need some ideas?


$5 -  Toiletry kit for a homeless child
$10 - Personal Bedding for a runaway child
$25 -  School uniform for a foster child
$50 - Recreation outings for 2 foster children
$75 - Foster Parent Training