2005 Press Releases
November 18, 2005 — Season of Natural Disasters Gives Way to Holiday Season of Giving and Volunteering
The National Runaway Switchboard is hopeful that Americans will continue to give this holiday season.
October 12, 2005 — Spirit of Youth Benefit to Honor Those Dedicated to Keeping Youth Safe
The National Runaway Switchboard will present the award to nationally acclaimed author Alex Kotlowitz.
September 6, 2005 — 2005 National Runaway Switchboard Mid-Year Statistics Uncover Alarming Issues Facing Today’s Youth and Families
NRS handled more than 35,260 youth-related crisis calls.
August 16, 2005 — Troubled Youth Think About Running Away, National Runaway Switchboard Here to Help
1-800-RUNAWAY and 1800RUNAWAY.org provide troubled youth with alternatives.
June 28, 2005 — Number of Youth Who Run From Home Nearly Doubles During Summer Months
The National Runaway Switchboard offers alternatives to youth thinking of running from home, or already on the street.
June 28, 2005 — Adults Nearly Fail In Understanding Why Teens Leave Home
NRS co-sponsors the UCAN Teen Report Card.
April 18, 2005 — U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, National Runaway Switchboard Announce New Hotline Number For Runaway, Homeless Youth
The world’s oldest hotline introduces 1-800-RUNAWAY and 1800RUNAWAY.org.
February 28, 2005 — 2004 National Runaway Switchboard Statistics Reveal Youth Who Call Hotline Are Already On The Street
NRS handles over 111,000 calls with youth, families, and social service agencies.