Runaway Teens Can Get Free Bus Ticket Home
In an effort to get runaway teens home safely, a bus company is teaming up with a runaway organization. It's called the "Home Free" program. The "Home Free" program has been going on for years. It's aimed at getting runaway teens a free bus ticket home to those who wish to return. Greyhound has joined the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) to offer a safe way to return home.
According to News 10 ABC, Greyhound Bus Lines has been helping runaway teens get back home for years. Last year alone, they reunited over four hundred kids and teens that had run away with their families.
To take advantage of the "Home Free" program, teens must call the NRS helpline and be between the ages of 12 and 21. The child must also be named on a runaway report and be willing to be reunited with their family. The family also has to agree to be reunited with the runaway.
The goal of the program is to keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. The toll-free number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929).