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How to Contact 1-800-RUNAWAY Without a Phone

Did you know that you can still speak to someone at the National Runaway Safeline even if you don’t have a telephone?

Although calling us directly at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) may be the fastest way to get in contact with us, it’s not the only way. You can email or text us at info@1800runaway.org; Live Chat by visiting our website, or leave a message on our bulletin board.

There are still ways to call us if you would prefer to speak to someone over the phone and you just don’t have a phone. If you have access to the internet, you can call us via the internet for free through Google Gchat, Y! Messenger, or another instant messenger service. Since our telephone number is toll-free, you can use Pay Phone Directory to locate a nearby pay phone to call us from.

– Dyanne

UPDATE: We are now able to offer our email, bulletin board and live chat options on our website, 1800RUNAWAY.org.

You can also call our hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or send us a text at 66008.

We hope you decide to contact us. We are confidential and nonjudgemental

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  • Hi I’m Madelyn and I get bullied a lot at school and my mother believes but she deosnt do anything about it I’m 13 and I’m tired of getting bullied. !!!!!

  • Jasleen

    Hi Madelyn

    It sounds like you have a tough time at school, and it’s made more frustrating because your mom isn’t helping you in the way you’d like.

    We can help you on our hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). If you decide to reach out to us, we can talk with you about some options you might have to communicate how you’re feeling to your mom and get help at school.

  • Tiff

    Hey I’m 14 and I I had tooken my foster mom iphone , she got it back but now I’m more pissed then ever . I ran away but only to thr library . I’m not going home so what are my options ?

  • Jasleen

    Hi Tiff

    As the post here mentions, you can contact us in a number of ways to discuss options. It depends on the particulars of your situation, given your foster situation, so it’s difficult to lay out options without knowing more. If you contact us, we can come up with a plan with you.

  • isabel

    I’m 15 and me and my mom got into a physical fight because I was tired of her blaming me for all her mistakes. She called my dad to take me away but I ran away from my house. I’m scared to go back but I have nowhere to go

  • Tiffany waller

    Hi. my mom, stepdad, and i are at a stand off. They want me to move to louisiana and brake up with my boyfriend. My parents dont really care about how i feel. They do what they want. They say very mean things and i feel as if no one is there for me. as a result of this, i cut my upper leg. im only 14 and i want to leave but got no where to go. please help

  • sarea

    i need help

  • MT

    So glad you guys are here to help

  • 1800RUNAWAY

    Hi Isabel

    It’s understandable why you left home, especially if things got physical with your mom. We can help you on our hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), by email at info (at) 1800RUNAWAY.org, or on bulletin boards at 1800runawaybb.org. If you decide to reach out to us, we can talk with you about some options you might have in terms of places to stay.

  • 1800RUNAWAY

    Hi Tiffany

    From what you wrote, you’re caught between what you want to do (stay with your boyfriend) and what your parents want (move to another state). And it sounds like your coping mechanism is cutting.

    We can help you on our hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), by email at info (at) 1800RUNAWAY.org, or on bulletin boards at 1800runawaybb.org. If you decide to reach out to us, we can talk with you about how to have a conversation with your parents about this conflict.

  • 1800RUNAWAY

    Sarea –

    You didn’t mention what’s going on, but please know that we can help you on our hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), by email at info (at) 1800RUNAWAY.org, or on bulletin boards at 1800runawaybb.org. If you decide to reach out to us, we can talk with you about what’s going on.

  • 1800RUNAWAY

    Glad to be here!

  • Mikayla Simmons

    Hi. I’m Mikayla and I turned 18 in March… Recently there’s been some family problems going on at home where I don’t want to be home anymore. I have heard at the age of 18, I am legally an adult. I need to know if I’m aloud to leave my house without parent consent at the age of 18 and move?

  • 1800RUNAWAY

    Hi, Mikayla. Thank you for reading our blog and choosing to contact us. We are here to listen and to help. It sounds like you are the middle of a difficult situation. Our crisis services center is available 24-7 to listen to your needs, help you create a plan of action that will keep you safe and off the street, and can direct you to resources in your area. We ask that you please give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY, or send us an email or use our live chat function on our website, 1800RUNAWAY.org. We hope to hear from you soon.