NRS serves as the national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. Available 24/7 through call, chat, or email.
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
Crisis Intervention. Information and Referrals. Conference Calls with families or agencies. Message Service for youth ready to relay a message, but not directly contact a family member. Home Free: In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., NRS helps reunite runaway youth with their families, or alternate living arrangement through a free bus ticket home. Prevention and Educational Materials.
COVID-19 alert: normal hours of operation are based on our most current information but may differ from those listed here because of pandemic disruptions.