thru: National Runaway Safeline

Provides comprehensive phone and internet-based crisis intervention for youth and their families that includes:
  • Conference calls to emergency shelters, transitional living programs, and parents
  • Mediates discussions between the youth and adult
  • Runaway education and prevention materials
  • Provides online chat services and crisis email
Provides a one-way bus transportation home or to a responsible relative via Greyhound Bus Lines through the Home Free Program.

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Eligibility: Hotline: Ages under 21 years and families. Home Free: Ages 12-21 years.

Application Process: Home Free: call hotline to see if youth qualifies.

Required Documentation: None for Hotline. Home Free requires verifiable documentation. Call for information.

Fees: No fee for service.

Coverage Note: United States. Includes Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam.



This program is offered here:

National Runaway Safeline

Map Marker 1
3141B N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
Toll Free:
Text Line:



Sam Gillis
Chief Program Officer

Brad Potts
Resources Coordinator

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