National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline

24/7 Crisis Services For Runaway And Homeless Youth

The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is a national nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth are safe and off the streets. Founded as Metrohelp in 1971, NRS serves as the crisis line for youth and families providing critical crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each year, NRS makes approximately 100,000 connections to help and hope through hotline (1-800-RUNAWAY), online (, and prevention services. Our services include connecting youth and families with resources such as counseling, shelter services, alcohol/drug treatment, child protective services, and more; facilitating conference calls when young people request assistance contacting their family or an agency that can help; and helping to reunite runaway youth with their families or an alternate living arrangement through a free bus ticket home, via our Home Free program. 


Chicago, Illinois


United States




(773) 880-9860

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