The National Runaway Safeline’s live chat service allows people looking for help to chat in real time with trained chat operators. Learn more here.

The goal of the National Runaway Safeline is to help in keeping youth safe by them find food, shelter, or transportation. Sometimes, though, people are blocked from contacting us because of various obstacles. Maybe someone can’t talk on the phone because they’re at a library, or they can’t risk having their parents hear them calling, or they aren’t ready to speak directly to another person about what’s going on. That’s why the National Runaway Switchboard’s new live chat service is important.

The service allows people looking for help to chat in real time with trained chat operators. NRS can still help find food and shelter for whoever needs it, but the live chat offers a new way of getting this help. The chat service, like our phone service, is 100% anonymous and confidential, and just as easy to access. If you go to NRS’ website, www.1800RUNAWAY.org, you can find the link in the upper right-hand corner. Help is just a few clicks away.
– Will