National Runaway Safeline - Home Free Program

This agency works with Greyhound Lines to provide free bus tickets home to runaway youth. It is for those who are ages 12 through 20.

If you are under 18, you will be asked if there is a runaway report filed in your hometown. If you are not sure, NRS will advise.

A trained phone counselor will set up a conference call between you and your parents. A plan of action will then be determined. Then, Greyhound will be contacted and travel arrangements will be made.

If you are over 18, you will have the choice to go to transitional housing if it is not possible to return to your family.

Please call the hotline or see the website for more details.

24-Hour Hotline: 1.800.786.2929 (1.800.RUNAWAY)

Service Location

3141B N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60657
United States

1.800.786.2929

Provider

This agency provides a toll-free hotline number for runaways. It serves youth 12 to 20 who have run away from home or are thinking about it. Trained phone counselors can provide information and referrals. Their goal is to keep at-risk youth safe and off the streets. They offer non-judgmental support and respect confidentiality. They are available 24 hours a day.

They can set up a conference call between you and your parents. They can relay messages back and forth. If you need a bus ticket home, Greyhound will provide one through their "Home Free" program.

Please see the website for all services.

Address

3141B N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60657
United States