Runaway Intervention Program

The Runaway Intervention Program (RIP), has been nationally recognized as an effective, evidenced based intervention worthy of replication by the Department of Human Services and Office of Juvenile Justice Department Programs.

The program serves teens that are under 16 years of age primarily from the east St. Paul/Frogtown neighborhoods and seeks to intervene early to prevent further morbidity. The Midwest Children’s Resource Center’s success with RIP demonstrates that providing health education, immediate access to reproductive health care, and access to group counseling can prevent harmful exacerbated health consequences. Through a combination of home and community visits by a nurse practitioner and counseling, the program aims to reduce trauma and improve health coping behaviors in at-risk teens.

Click here to see the 2014 Fund-A-Need video featuring the Runaway Intervention Program.