National Runaway Safeline
National Runaway / Homeless Youth Hotline
24 hour hotline for youth 21 and under and their families providing crisis intervention, information and referral, message delivery and conferencing services free bus rides home from qualified youth ages 12-20 via Greyhound's Home Free program. Website offers live chat.
3141B North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Eligibility: Youth ages 21 and under and their families
Hours: 24/7
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (800) 786-2929 Emergency/After Hours
  • (773) 929-5150 Fax
  • (800) 621-0394 TDD
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Call for information
Languages Spoken: Spanish; Access to a Language Line
Service Contact: 773-880-9860,
Public Transportation: Provides a free one-way ticket home to qualified youth through the HOME FREE program (a partnership with Greyhound Lines)
  • Runaway/Homeless Youth Helplines
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National Runaway Safeline
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