Project Harmony Offers Services for Missing Youth, Addresses Runaway Prevention Month
As November marks National Runaway Prevention Month, Project Harmony (www.ProjectHarmony.com/Services) would like to raise awareness of their Missing Youth Services Program. Founded in 2017, the program assists in the identification, assessment, treatment, and coordination of services to the community’s non-system involving missing youth. Project resources are also available for youth age 14 and older who are missing, as capacity allows.
Omaha Police data indicates that there are over 3,000 reports of missing juveniles under the age of 18, with 402 of the reports involving youth 13 years or under at any given time. These youth are most vulnerable to sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and other victimization due to their young age and vulnerabilities.
Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate, and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony has assembled a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, social services, medical, and referral professionals who work together to support and protect children. If you are a caregiver or concerned party of a youth in Nebraska who has run away, please report them missing to your local police department and the Child Abuse Hotline at 1 (800) 652-1999. You can also call Project Harmony at (402) 595-1326 for support services. For more information on Project Harmony’s Missing Youth Services Program, visit www.ProjectHarmony.com/Services.