Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away every year. The National Runaway Switchboard has a 24-hour crisis hotline, and a new LIVE CHAT service on the NRS website to help keep at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
The National Runaway Switchboard is a safe, confidential and free service to support youth who are thinking of running away from home, have run away, or have run away and are thinking of going home. In addition to the LIVE CHAT, the NRS has a 24-hour crisis hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY, and a Home Free program to help runaways return home.
For more information, watch the NRS’s public service announcement on YouTube, and help raise awareness by passing this information along in your outreach efforts.