National Runaway Safeline

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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyProvides the following for qualified youth:

- crisis intervention
- information and referral
- message and conferencing services
- free bus rides home
- confidential hotline for runaway and other homeless youth and their families in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii

The Switchboard is in operation twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. It is designed to provide a neutral channel of communication between runaway and homeless youth and their families and to refer them to appropriate agencies for assistance.
MissionTo help keep America’s runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
HistoryMetro-Help was established in 1971 to fill a need for comprehensive crisis intervention for young people in Chicago. It was conceived as a centralized organization with free 24-hour services, expertise in all youth-related issues, and as an information clearinghouse of youth services.
LocationOut of State
Geographic AreaNationwide, Statewide
Intake ProcedureCall or visit the website for more information
Agency TypeNonprofit
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Language Line Available
EligibilityYouth 20 years of age and under and their families
Hours of Operation24 hours/7 days a week (Hotline Hours); Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Administrative Hours)
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 13141 B N Lincoln Ave
Physical Site City, State, ZipChicago, IL 60657
Main Phone1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
Hotline Phone1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
TDD Phone1-800-621-0394 (TTY)
Other Phone(773) 880-9860 (Administrative Line)
Fax(773) 929-5150
Web Addresswww.1800RUNAWAY.ORG
Director Information
Director's NameMaureen Blaha
Director's PositionExecutive Director
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered1/25/1996
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: National Runaway Safeline
Affiliated Programs: National Runaway Safeline
Affiliated Services: Reunification Services - National Runaway Safeline
Runaway Youth Hotline - National Runaway Safeline