For the 31st year, Greyhound is looking to reunite runaway children with their families.
According to the company, every year, around 400 kids and teenagers who have run away get a free ride home with Greyhound, anywhere in the U.S. It’s part of their Home Free program. Here is how it works.
Greyhound works with the National Runaway Safeline 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.
Greyhound will also provide a free ticket for the parent or legal guardian of a runaway if the child is under the age of 15.
To find out more about National Runaway Safeline, visit www.1800runaway.org
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).