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Greyhound’s Home Free program reunites runaways with their families



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During a time of year when so many turn to thoughts and comfort of home, the National Runaway Safeline and Greyhound are reminding us that they have partnered to bring runaways back to their families through Greyhound’s Home Free program.

Every year, about 400 kids and teenagers who have run away get a free ride home with Greyhound, anywhere in the U.S.

To be eligible for a Greyhound ticket home:

  • the child must call the toll-free NRS helpline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929),
  • be between 12 and 21 years old,
  • be named on a runaway report and be willing to be reunited with their family (and vice versa).

Greyhound will also provide a free ticket for the parent or legal guardian if the young person is under the age of 15.

Home Free can only be used on two occasions by the same person.

To find out more about the National Runaway Safeline, visit

If you or someone you know has run away and wants to come home or you need some help, call toll-free 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).

Greyhound also offers free bus travel to organ transplant patients, and discounted tickets to other folks in need. To find out more about the organizations supported by Greyhound, visit their website.

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