National Runaway Safeline

Data Provided By
Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of ProgramProvides 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.
LocationOut of State
Geographic AreaNationwide, Statewide
Facility/ADA AccessLimited, call for specific information
Intake ProcedureCall or visit the website for more information
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
Contact's Phone1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
Physical Site Address 13141 B N Lincoln Ave
Physical Site City, State, ZipChicago, IL 60657
Main Phone1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
TDD Phone1-800- 621-0394 (TTY)
Other Phone(773) 880-9860 (Administrative Line)
Fax(773) 929-5150
Program Emailinfo@1800RUNAWAY.ORG
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
National Runaway Safeline
This Program: National Runaway Safeline
Affiliated Services: Reunification Services - National Runaway Safeline
Runaway Youth Hotline - National Runaway Safeline