Umbrella Agency: National Runaway Safeline
Program Name: NRS Home Free Program
The National Runaway Safeline (NRS), formerly known as the National Runaway Switchboard, established in 1971, serves as the federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. Annually, NRS, with the support of more than 120 volunteers, makes 250,000 connections to help and hope through hotline, online and offline resources. Through its crisis hotline (1-800-RUNAWAY) and online (1800RUNAWAY.org) services, NRS provides crisis intervention for youth, families and community members throughout the country 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. NRS also provides the free, evidence-based Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum in English and Spanish for schools and youth-serving organizations. More than 16,000 youth have been reunited with their families through NRS’ Home Free program done in collaboration with Greyhound Lines, Inc. For more information, visit 1800RUNAWAY.org.