Since 1974, the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) has served as the national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.  NRS is the only entity to hold that distinction.  NRS is recognized as the go-to resource for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth.  By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY, emailing, or chatting, NRS connects individuals to local support by accessing the NRS’ database of nearly 10,000 resources.

NRS’ website also features multiple resources easily accessible:

Prevention Tools

Let’s Talk:  Runaway Prevention Curriculum

National Runaway Prevention Month

Promotional materials


NRS’ Crisis Connection Statistics

NRS’ Research

Resource Links

Parents & Guardians Resources

Youth & Teens Resources

Agencies & Social Services Resources

National Service Partners Resources