Keeping America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year.
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from home
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about youth homelessness or the reality of life on the streets
The 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. If you're not ready to call, you can post to the bulletin board, send an email, or start a live chat. It’s anonymous, confidential and free
Homefree: free transportation to bring abducted children back home on Greyhoud in conjuction with Runaway Switchboard. A youth who calls the switchboard is eligibile for a ticket home if he or she, is willing to return home to their legal guardian, the legal guardian wishes them to return home, has filed a runaway report and the program has not been used by the youth two times before
Services are provided in part through funding from the Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information and materials are also available at the website
24-hours per day, 7 days per week, year-round. Office hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.