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Greyhound offers free ticket home to runaway children

Posted at 6:48 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 07:48:38-05

Greyhound buses will take a runaway child home for free in partnership with the National Runaway Safeline.

They said they want to make sure runaway kids have a ticket home to get back to their families or legal guardians.

To be eligible for a Greyhound ticket home, the child has to call the NRS helpline, 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).

Home Free can only be used on two occasions by the same person. We also provide a free ticket for the parent or legal guardian if the young person is under the age of 15.

They said they help about 400 runaways each year.

To find out more about National Runaway Safeline, visit www.1800runaway.org