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National Runaway Safeline

Agency: National Runaway Safeline
Service Description:

The National Runaway Safeline provides non-judgmental, listening-based crisis services to runaway, at-risk, and/or homeless youth, and their families. Participants can connect with staff members either through the hotline or online via chat support or the forum. Services include:

- Crisis intervention
- Information and referral
- Facilitating conference calls between youth and parents/agencies
- A messaging service where youth can communicate with their parents without directly interacting with them
- Home Free: Provides a free bus ride home for qualified youth (in partnership with Greyhound Lines)

All services are completely confidential.




Open to youth who have runaway from home, are at-risk, or are homeless.

Application Instructions:

Please call or visit the website to access services.

Last Update: December 07, 2017


3141B N Lincoln Ave

Chicago, IL 60657

Web Address:

Areas Served:

United States

Business Hours:


Telephones: types, numbers and hours
Type Number Details
Main Phone (800) 786-2929 Toll Free - (800) RUNAWAY
Alternate Phone (800) 344-2785 Resource Agency Information Line
Text 66008 Text '66008'




  • Open Fridays
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Saturdays
  • Open Sundays
  • Open Thursdays
  • Open Tuesdays
  • Open Wednesdays
  • Payment/Funding

  • Free
  • Referral Required

  • No referral required