National Runaway Switchboard

Our Mission

To keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.


  • Crisis Intervention
  • Education - Other
  • Helpline / Hotline
  • Information and Referrals
  • Prevention
  • Runaways


Homeless or runaway youths.


National Runaway Switchboard "hotliners" talk about choices with runaway and homeless youth to help reconnect with their home community and make a transition to a safer, healthier life.  If the young person decides to return home (or to another supportive environment), the National Runaway Switchboard will help him or her get there safely.

Other Details

  • Accepts Volunteers: No
  • Ages: 12 to 21
  • Fees: No

More Information

For more information please contact:
National Runaway Switchboard
Primary Contact: Switchboard "Hotliners"
3080 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: 773-880-9860
Hotline Phone: 800-RUNAWAY
Fax: 773-929-5150
Email National Runaway Switchboard
National Runaway Safeline Website

Available 24/7

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